A few months ago, I wrote a post called "Things I will miss, things I will not." The idea was to take honest stock of our life here and celebrate the good stuff (the things I will miss when we return home this summer), as well as just sort of vent about the things that get … Continue reading Things I will miss… food edition.
This whole "caring what yarn I use" paradigm is new to me. I have been knitting for about 7 years now (wow, that's actually crazy to realize!). My first real project was the Springtime Bandit scarf in a hunter green acrylic, found at the corner shop in my Turkish neighborhood. A baby knitter, new to Ravelry, … Continue reading Breaking my own rules
Recently, I found myself in an odd situation: I was in my happy corner of the couch, hot tea and a square of dark chocolate to my left, and knitting needles in hand... with a grimace plastered to my face. If I could envision a perfect evening of relaxing, this would undoubtedly be my chosen formula. … Continue reading On gifts & fiber
It feels a little funny to be recapping a year of knitting here, because while I have certainly been knitting the whole year long, it's really only been four months since Cedar Chest Knits launched in earnest. I began my Instagram account and regular posts in this space after we moved to Asia, just in … Continue reading 2016 review, 2017 dreams
When I came up with the idea of knitting my autobiography of sorts, one of the most compelling things for me was thinking about how I could share this idea with others. I am very fond of my designs, and I do hope others will knit them! But I totally recognize that you are not … Continue reading A How-To Guide for creating your own Cedar Chest Knits.
I am the worst secret-keeper. Well, at least about things that are mine to share! By now you know that this sweater was actually a surprise gift for my best friend's little girl, and not mine. Most people would just wait to share anything until the gift was given. But I am a chronic over-sharer, and … Continue reading Thoughts from a birthday cardi
I find myself making these mental lists all the time... things I will miss, things I will not. What will I long for when this year is over and I'm back in my Mountain Hometown? And what things will cause me to kiss that mountain dirt for gladness that it's all behind me? Some days … Continue reading Things I will miss, things I will not.