recap of 2018

recap of 2018

It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of 2018. Granted, when I look back at photos I can see that it was cram packed with all kinds of things - family, friends, travel, kittos, nature, learning, and a fair share of knitting! While I didn’t quite get any more items complete from my 2018 Make Nine then I had at the halfway point, I ended up with quite a few FOs. (finished objects)

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knotty to nice neck wrap & yoga vid!

knotty to nice neck wrap & yoga vid!

Earlier this month, I had the honor of being a featured maker on The Hook Nook blog. From the festive ambiance of my DIY pictures and coordinating yoga sequence video, it looks like I just whipped it all together at the last minute, but it was actually a couple of months in the making (and secret keeping). So yes, that meant that I decorated for Christmas and put the fireplace on while I had the A/C cranked. (What we’ll do for an aesthetic, right?!)

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the rise and fall of autumn

the rise and fall of autumn

Autumn. Let’s talk about it, shall we? Today just so happens to be the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. This time of year has actually been known by several names over the years including ‘harvest,’ ‘fall of the leaf,’ ‘fall,’ and ‘autumn,’ the last two of which are still predominantly used today. No matter how you refer to it, this time of year is one of my favorite. 

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make nine check-in: knit

make nine check-in: knit

At the end of 2017, I shared my creation inspirations for 2018 - nine patterns that I wanted to make over the course of the year. It was my first ever 'make-nine,' and I incorporated five knitting patterns and four sewing patterns. Since we just started the ninth month of the year (and I completely missed the half-way point over the summer), I thought it'd be fun to check-in to that original make-nine to see what I've made, what I've abandoned, and what has perhaps taken a front seat to other makes. I bring you the 2018 Make Nine Check-in: knitting installment. 

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