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While She is Sleeping...

Nine whole weeks! The biggest development this week has been the beginnings of a routine (that may all fall apart when Adam gets back on Saturday, but it's been nice while it's lasted...) She's still going to bed at midnight nearly every night, but she's also added a fairly consistent 4 hour afternoon nap.

I'm trying to encourage the nap thing by being home in the afternoons, and encourage the bedtime thing by having a predictable routine before bed. We've been going for a walk in the evenings (it's been rather October outside...) and taking a bath (she likes the bath - warm water is funny, and it's fun to be wrapped up in a towel afterwards) at the same time every night.

A good thing about her taking longer naps (instead of getting her sleep in 20 minutes increments throughout the day) is that it allows me to get things done. Things like showers, and eating, and cleaning, and reading (lovely book, very pretty, lent by a knitting friend), and sometimes a nap for myself...

I've even gotten to knit some, and I have high hopes of being able to finish this tank top in time to wear it this year! I'm only a few inches away from the arm holes, and it's coming along nicely (that said, when I laid it out for an over-all inspection yesterday, it looked like my gauge had tightened at some point - we'll see how that affects the finished outcome...)

She had her two-month appointment on Monday (so nice that we haven't needed to go to the doctor other than for her regular check ups!) and was declared to be doing well. She took her shots bravely (after some initial indignation, for which I cannot say that I blame her) and the pediatrician said that her eyes will probably stay the beautiful grey-blue that they've become (I was hoping they would :)

Every day she grows and develops new bits of personality and new opinions and preferences, and every day she looks more and more like a Little Person. It's such an adventure watching her grow!


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31 Days of Unraveling Designs

It's that time of year again... the 31 Days writing challenge starts today! Bloggers from all over will be writing every day of the month of October on the topic of their choosing. This will be my fourth year participating - the first year I did 7 for 31, and spent a month going through Jen Hatmaker's book 7. The second year I did 31 Days of Sustainable Dwelling, and wrote about local and fair trade living. Last year I was busy but still wanted to participate, so I went the easy route with 31 Days of Everyday Beautiful.

This year I'm diving into my greatest passion: knitting! I'll spend this month looking at past designs and talking about the inspiration behind them, so there will be plenty of regular life mixed in with the stitching - and there may be discount codes for the patterns that I write about. You'll just have to read and see!

Pattern index:

Pageturner Mitts
Hogwarts House Tie
Urban Artemis
Graffiti for Humanity
Love Out Loud
Strange Jacket


In order to change your knitting, you must first change yourself. I've lost track of how many times I've said that, or how many people I've said it to. Frustrated new knitters wondering why their work is loose or tight or uneven or really anything less than perfect. But something I love about knitting is that it's a record of your inner dialogue. That swatch knit at the yarn store table with a cozy cup of coffee and a helpful (and more experienced) knitter nearby is going to be a lot more relaxed than the sweater begun a week later while sitting next to a hospital bed - just like the knitter.

Unfortunately, this also applies to my own knitting. For years, I was apparently unaffected by the shifts and turmoils in my own life, so I assumed that I was exempt from the rule - when the reality was, in fact, that I wasn't really experiencing any of those on anything deeper than a surface level because everything was deadened by depression. When I finally started to really…


A few years ago, I was introduced to the concept of replacing the traditional list of resolutions with a single word. It appealed to me - I am not a big list person, but I love language and words and meanings and etymology and metaphor and... ahem. Ennyhoo. I liked the idea.
I've never chosen the word. It's always presented itself to me - and last year was no different. Pacific was very insistent, even though I tried to argue with it. Pacific? What does that even mean? What am I supposed to do with that?
But I accepted it, and I'm glad I did. I learned about depth and calm, about storm and nurture, about faith and adventure - and about the unstoppable ocean of God's grace, that overwhelms to fill and cleanse and bring blessings unasked.
So I'm bidding pacific a very fond farewell, and welcoming spark and whatever lessons it would like to bring. I invited it in with a copper wire punctuated with tiny lights and wrapped around my mood board, and I've got an empt…