I know I said I probably wouldn't see ya'll again til we were Stateside. But today we have some downtime and rather than pack or clean (or even nap!), I'm letting my mind wander to the upcoming joys of the new home we will be building together. Ever the planner, I've got checklists and spreadsheets … Continue reading Deeper down the rabbit hole
We're down to four weeks left in this special and trying year abroad... just 28 sleeps between me and the airplane that will carry me back to my homeland. I've been tossing and turning most nights, distracted by the excitement of all the new days coming. Mentally arranging furniture in our new house and dreaming … Continue reading New days coming
There's something like 48 days until we go home. Okay, okay. There are exactly 48. Yes, I counted. Am counting. Am recounting every morning and checking my calendar to be sure I have the number correct. I don't know how to really describe the super weird dichotomy of the passing days here. It would be … Continue reading In all this waiting
I am a faster knitter than I realized. When I saw the testing call for this, there were two weeks until the deadline. I thought I could make that okay, but knew I'd need to be diligent. Well, in the smack-dab middle of those two weeks, we bought a house and our whole world went crazy … Continue reading Thoughts from my first test knit
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