read: from the pages of my reading journal.

There have been a bunch of books before, and a few after. But this one by Tillie Walden I was able to read in one day, and it really moved me. I’ve loved some of her others, but not as much as this one. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. How doContinue reading “read: from the pages of my reading journal.”

a statement.

You probably follow me on social media, and have seen me post this statement there. But in the event you don’t, and given the lens of this blog, I figured it made sense to include it here, in full. Please let me know your thoughts and thank you for continuing in this fruitful dialogue amongstContinue reading “a statement.”

snapshot: knitting journal entries.

These are some winter entries in my knitting journal. A few hats–one I gifted myself, and one I gifted to a colleague with a toddler. I knit these both in December and loved each one of them. If you don’t know about how I keep track of my makes, check out more snaps from myContinue reading “snapshot: knitting journal entries.”

reading sketchbook |eleanor.

I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman about a month and a half back–I actually listened to it and the reader’s voices were incredible. The Scottish brogues really brought this story to life in ways I wouldn’t have experienced if I simply read the book. I’m featuring this entry in my ReadingContinue reading “reading sketchbook |eleanor.”

sketch | summer knitting projects.

I’ve mentioned before that in 2018, I began keeping track of my knits and the color inspirations for them in a knitting sketchbook. What started on a tiny whim has turned into a project I can’t ever see myself stopping–visualizing the garments I’m making and the potential color combinations I want to use is notContinue reading “sketch | summer knitting projects.”

summer | read.

This was me, literally all summer. I avoided a laptop for 8 weeks (minus prepping for one conference presentation) and dove headlong, all day, into books. My best friend and pooch, Jackie B. Lee, joined me in all those stories and relaxation. As a result, the only knitting projects I got to this summer wereContinue reading “summer | read.”

knit | scrappy sweaters.

I always have a ton of odds and ends from various projects–little bits of really nice yarns that I can’t bear to throw out and don’t know what to do with because the leftovers aren’t quite enough for a hat or other small accessory. I decided to use all my fancy bits of Madelinetosh ToshContinue reading “knit | scrappy sweaters.”

tracking journal | knitting + makes.

I’ve been tracking the days I make something (a new recipe in the kitchen, a textile art, beaded jewelry) and the days I knit, so I can gain perspective on how much I actually do create in a given year. It’s been a fruitful process because when I’m feeling like I haven’t been creative, IContinue reading “tracking journal | knitting + makes.”

sketchbook | reading journal.

Here’s another entry in my Reading Sketchbook. I love that I’ve kept up with this little project of tracking my reads. Here’s what I record: Page length, completion date, how long to complete, whether it is an owned book, a library book, a kindle book, an audio book, or something completed in the serial readerContinue reading “sketchbook | reading journal.”

journal projects | tracking makes.

I’ve really gotten into tracking things. Coffee consumption, cool ideas, how much I make things, how much I read things, etc. I’m not into tracking other habits of mine and find that some can be a bit too much and unsustainable, but I’ve found a rhythm for me. One journal to track when I makeContinue reading “journal projects | tracking makes.”

make | batik take two.

A few years back, I somehow managed to teach a batik class to a bunch of reluctant middle school students even though I had no idea how to batik. And while I figured it out–and quickly–let the record show that just because you love making doesn’t mean you can just, poof!, make something in theContinue reading “make | batik take two.”

read | challenge 2017.

In 2017, I agreed to take on a Reading Challenge. I don’t normally participate in those kinds of things because I like to read what I want, when I want, but this one seemed interesting and reasonable and maybe a challenge is good for me. The 2017 challenge prompted a read every two weeks orContinue reading “read | challenge 2017.”