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Budget Meals

Spaghetti is definitely one of my go-to meals in the colder months. Especially when we’re craving some comfort. Tonight seemed like a good night for that. January is always tough. I feel like it’s also the fastest month of the year. We’re almost through. Finances are tight. While better times should be ahead, now is…

Side Quest Arm Warmers

I grew up watching movies like Willow, Ladyhawke, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story… These movies are very magical pieces of both mine and my husband’s childhoods. Essential additions to our movie collection that we bolstered in our early years together. Willow is an especially dear one for us. In those pre-children years we…

Snow Days

Snow Days have become something very different from my grade school years in this post pandemic environment. Since using laptops or tablets for classes during lockdowns, they have found a way to not need makeup days at the end of the year. Just do that instead of a surprise day off. Part of me is…

Ribbit Ribbit

It’s a swimmer. She would drown in this. My sister. I’ve been wanting to rework the whole pattern anyway. Shift a few cables. Change some moss to regular reverse stockinette. Alter the stitch count a bit. I mean, that’s lap blanket size. I’m so glad I stopped to check. It was a feat rolling it…

Mushroom Aran

I finally have the sleeves set aside and am working back and forth around the body. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s going to be too big. I’ll probably keep going a bit longer and then put it on yarn to check the size. She wants it big and cozy, but I’m not sure she…

What’s For Dinner?

Dinner was a hit! And I even forgot to add seasoning. Again. I’m really bad at that with casseroles. I would have been happier with some salt and pepper at least, but it was really good. I was going to use egg noodles, but I guess I used them up already. So I grabbed three…

Juggling Knitting

So many stitches!! This is the most frustrating part of raglan sweaters for me. I’m still adding stitches and shuffling them around and around the cable. Soon I’ll be able to set the sleeve stitches aside and just work the body, but until then I’m just pulling and pushing a lot of yarn. It’s coming…

It’s Not Just Making a Phone Call

On the surface it sounds simple enough. Just pick up the phone and do it. But it’s so much more complicated than that. First, I need a script. I have a tendency to freeze when I panic, or forget everything as soon as the other person says “hello”. So I will practice what I need…

And Again…

Once more I’m starting back at taking care of myself. It’s really an ebb and flow sort of thing. Phases of rest and stillness. And phases of activity and movement. I’ve come to realize, or more completely understand, that I have a lot I’m still healing from. There is a lot I am helping my…

Still Early on the Journey

And this is why I don’t finish writing everything out before I start knitting. As I continued working on my second attempt stitches just weren’t lining up for the second sleeve or the other front panel. And I wasn’t liking the look of the thin line cables that frame the main diamond cables. They were…

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