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52 Lists: your favorite characters

For me, the best place for a fresh start or to begin a new project is on my birthday - the beginning of my year. So the year I was 21, I did a photo a day project (that ended up including an internship in Cleveland, meeting/dating my now-husband Adam, and going to New York to work for Vogue Knitting - so I'm retrospectively glad that I committed to documenting that particular year!), and the year I was 24, I knitted the sky (one row on a scarf each day in the color of the sky). So for 27, I'm doing lists. I'm going to roughly follow along with the book The 52 Lists Project.
A list of my favorite characters from books, movies, etc
Clockwise from top left: Bilbo Baggins, Tintin, Sherlock This list was surprisingly difficult - I found that I tend to prefer the way the characters interact as a group, as opposed to favoring specific ones
1. Sherlock Holmes (the book version, as well as the BBC/Benedict Cumberbatch version, and also Robert Downey Jr's portrayal) 2. Hermione Gra…

52 Lists: the happiest moments of your life so far

For me, the best place for a fresh start or to begin a new project is on my birthday - the beginning of my year. So the year I was 21, I did a photo a day project (that ended up including an internship in Cleveland, meeting/dating my now-husband Adam, and going to New York to work for Vogue Knitting - so I'm retrospectively glad that I committed to documenting that particular year!), and the year I was 24, I knitted the sky (one row on a scarf each day in the color of the sky). So for 27, I'm doing lists. I'm going to roughly follow along with the book The 52 Lists Project.

A list of the happiest moments of my life so far

1. Coming from Darkness to Light - the greatest gift of all, to be loved by Love Himself

2. Summer dream-job at Vogue Knitting in New York City - my goal from the point I learned to knit, but not something I ever expected to actually happen

3. Marrying this guy!

4. June 2013 (and many moments since) - this sweet fairy. She's bright and curious, learning an…

52 Lists: most memorable moments of your year

For me, the best place for a fresh start or to begin a new project is on my birthday - the beginning of my year. So the year I was 21, I did a photo a day project (that ended up including an internship in Cleveland, meeting/dating my now-husband Adam, and going to New York to work for Vogue Knitting - so I'm retrospectively glad that I committed to documenting that particular year!), and the year I was 24, I knitted the sky (one row on a scarf each day in the color of the sky). So for 27, I'm doing lists. I'm going to roughly follow along with the book The 52 Lists Project.
A list of the most memorable moments of my year


January: A rare movie date night with my Bear - so grateful for reliable babysitters!

February: Watching my one year old further develop his little personality (it's so hard to believe that he's almost two now!)

March: Writing two patterns for Ewe Ewe yarns, and Brooklyn and Tobin modeling the sweaters for me.

April: House hunting, and our last month at…

Knit and Reknit

Because of grace, we can have joy.  I knitted Grace-filled during a study of Ephesians - grace is what stood out to me from it. Then we (and by that I mean the women's ministry and the sermon series at our church) have been going through Philippians, with a focus on joy. So it just seemed right to do a remix. Joyful is Grace-filled in every way, except I used a different yarn - instead of using two strands of the same sockweight, I alternated a smooth sock yarn (Dream in Color Jilly) with a mohair/silk blend (Neighborhood Fiber Co Loft). It's amazing what a difference it made in the final piece! It's also significantly lighter (which I find to be a delightful continuance of my metaphor). As a side note, I am having a grand time being my own photographer. 


Another remix: Live Long and Prosper, a variation on Love Out Loud. I eliminated the stripes and flipped the heart chart upside down to create Star Fleet insignia, and had a grand time doing it. (If you would like your ow…

52 Lists: things you want to be known for

For me, the best place for a fresh start or to begin a new project is on my birthday - the beginning of my year. So the year I was 21, I did a photo a day project (that ended up including an internship in Cleveland, meeting/dating my now-husband Adam, and going to New York to work for Vogue Knitting - so I'm retrospectively glad that I committed to documenting that particular year!), and the year I was 24, I knitted the sky (one row on a scarf each day in the color of the sky). So for 27, I'm doing lists. I'm going to roughly follow along with the book The 52 Lists Project.
A list of the things I want to be known for

1. Kindness
2. Creativity
3. A sense of adventure
4. Hospitality
5. Grace
6. Honesty
7. Patience
8. Generosity
9. Love
10. Being a good friend 
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Like an Arrow

Someone asked me a few days ago if I had a new "word of the year" yet for 2017 and I was baffled. A new one? I'm not finished with adventure yet. How can it be time for a new word? And yet, somehow, it's December.

November flew past. I blame the fact that I attributed the first 6 days (before my Bear left) to October, but still, the rest went quickly. Settling into new routines, Thanksgiving week spent with family, and now... advent and impending Christmas.

The past year has truly been an adventure. So many new experiences (some planned, some not) - adventure sought out, and adventure that pounced unexpectedly as I came 'round the corner, Hobbes-like.

Now things are wrapping up for the year (literally and figuratively). I've got one Christmas present left to knit, and then I can focus on the Healthy Knitter's project peace knitalong (and maybe a few other non-Christmas gifts, because why not).

Time flies on - Brooklyn grows taller, Tobin begins using mul…