• Just do it

    So, I am starting a blog.  It is not that I have been avoiding it, exactly, I was just positive that this was not in my future.  No one would call me shy, but I am a private person.   However, I have been persuaded (looking at you, Hunter Hammersen ) to give this a try.  I love sharing my passions for knitting, yarn, running, and teaching, and this is just a new way to do that.  All I have to do is talk about what I love, and hopefully you will find it interesting. Maybe you will even respond.

    Hunter talked me into this about 6 weeks ago, and I really meant to dive in.  But I taught at Madrona, and Stitches West, so I wasn’t home.  Then I had to go through the backlog of stuff that didn’t get done when I was gone.  Life happens.  If I am going to fit a blog in, I am going to just have to put something out there and not worry about making it perfect.  Perfect isn’t possible, anyway, and I am pretty good at being happy with what I get, in knitting and in life.  So, here goes!

    Little things matter:

    My family has been giving me sheep for years, now.  My collection has grown to the point where a sheep has to be pretty special to be admitted to the party.  This little guy was one of the first to arrive.  He is knitting a sock with toothpicks, and this photo is one of my favorites.  It always makes me smile.

    In the past few years time for personal knitting has been scarce, so I have moved reluctantly from sweaters to smaller projects such as shawls.  But little items like socks for a sheep don’t generally slip into the agenda.  Seeing this photo makes me think that small things like this have real value, and I should do more household items that I can see everyday.  They remind us of the joy our crafting brings, and that small things matter.

    So, I am going to try to post here on a regular basis, and celebrate the little things that keep me going, make me laugh, and that I am grateful for.