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Just Read This

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Just Read This

Photo Credit: jaci XIII via Compfight cc Today I’m going to send you away from this blog to read something really beautiful. Barbara Kingsolver writes about knitting here at Orion Magazine.  Just read it.

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In Which My Two Skills Converge

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In Which My Two Skills Converge

To celebrate the colors of fall and give you a taste of what I’ve been up to, here is a favorite shot from today’s photo session. I hired a lovely young woman in my church congregation to model for me, and she did a fantastic job. She had fun with knitted purses, which not everyone […]

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Jumping Off the Cliff

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Jumping Off the Cliff

I would never recommend literally jumping off a cliff, at least not unless you are properly geared up for the thing. Even then, I am not really sure it is a good idea. But that is really what it means, isn’t it? Stepping outside of what is comfortable and safe, taking a risk in hopes […]

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The Surprising Finances of Teaching

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The Surprising Finances of Teaching

Back in July I was asked by my friend Stacey from FreshStitches to write a blog post about the behind the scenes of being a professional knitting instructor. What I discovered as I prepared the guest post was a bit surprising! Image via Flickr by philiphind What I was looking at in this post was […]

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A Little Back Seat Posting

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A Little Back Seat Posting

I’m on the road with two of my sons. After taking the first shift of driving, I get to relax in Ohio. Or at least the back seat of my very packed car as it rolls through Ohio. And yes, the last two photos are of my FLY KAL skirt. It’s coming along nicely. 

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Will I Finish?

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Will I Finish?

I am off for the weekend to spend time with friends in the mountains. This is my progress thus far on my skirt for the FLY Skirt KAL. How far will I get over the weekend? Participants are working at getting their “new” balls of leftover yarn prepared. My goal is to be finished by […]

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Pictures Around Home

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Pictures Around Home

I have been traveling as is often the case given my job. So this evening I took a few moments to wander around my yard with my camera taking a few close-up shots of the various trees in my yard. The quality is not always the best, but can you guess all 6 of them?  […]

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The Power of Pasta Salad

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The Power of Pasta Salad

When I need to make something not too complicated but that is colorful, healthy and never fails to please, I turn to pasta salad. We are settled at our beach house in San Diego, and cooking needs to be easy and breezy. Pasta Salad was our first big meal together and it was perfect. When […]

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July 4th, 2013 in Arizona

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July 4th, 2013 in Arizona

These photos, from July 4, 2013, begin around 5:45 am and end around 10 pm.  I hope your Independence Day was as enjoyable as mine, at least until the late evening when I really and truly thought I had a hot appendix and was this close to heading to the ER (Thus no post that […]

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Walking the Tight Rope of Work and Life

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Walking the Tight Rope of Work and Life

Image via Flickr by torbakhopper Some of us have natural skills at balancing, others (like myself) have to work at it. But although I am not naturally graceful or well balanced, I am quick and often can catch myself or the thing that dropped before either of us hits the ground. My skill is being […]

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