Have you heard of this book? If you spin yarn, I’d bet an ounce of cashmere that you’ve heard of it. It was published last year by the woman who is right now at the exact centre of the whirling evolution of the yarn-spinning subculture: Jacey Boggs-Faulkner, editor of PLY Magazine. It’s the first book … More 51 Yarns, Here We Come!
It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m blowing my nose. I have the rare gift of a bit of time to work while it’s still light out. The sky is hovering between pastels and that dark periwinkle I’ve come to love. A new year is coming. One of my Wool n’ Spinning compadres, Becca, inspired me … More Step into 2019
How are you this Christmas? I hope the day found you well, for some definition of well. Whether you spent it opening presents, wrangling sugared up children, cheering up surly teenagers, singing blearily in Church, curled up sick, dozing by a sickbed, alone or frustrated or happy or sad or all of the above. I … More Christmas Check In
This morning, Jared spotted the beginnings of a beautiful sunrise. I rushed for my camera, and I thought you might like to see what I captured. This October was difficult, but November has been better, in no small part because there’s a special beauty in the light now. I was hungry for beauty, and now … More November Sunrise
Today I finished reading Kate Davies’ new book, Handywoman. I’ll let her back cover supply the tag line. I’ve been following Kate’s work for a while now, but only in the last year have begun investing in it: I now own four of her pattern books, and this one. Despite years of drooling, you see … More Handily
After a passing comment in my last post, I’ve been reflecting a little on my dislike of the word “balance.” The context in which I dislike it is the way it is used to describe the overwhelmed life of the parent. As in, finding the balance between work, home, activities, self-care, etc. Parents I admire … More Balance vs. Equilibrium
I’ve been engaging more deeply this fall with my job of raising small humans and caring for the physical needs of my family. It’s a complete renegotiation of self-control, self-gift, boundaries, and time. I’m looking for my equilibrium, knowing there will always be fluctuations in the equation. At the same time, there’s been a theme … More Control vs. Hard Work