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Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR (18-33)

August 6, 2018

One last garden visit with my sister: We spent a morning strolling through this peaceful setting, a haven of tranquility surrounded by bustling Old Town in the heart of Portland. 331 more words

Water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

I just peeled myself off my living room floor, where I was surrounded by yarn, patterns, and a lack of inspiration. Last night, I cast off my Doodler shawl and blocked it (pictures are forthcoming; it’s too pretty not to take proper pictures), and despite having a few socks on the go and my Boxy sweater, I was feeling the urge to cast on something new. 153 more words


Knitted dog

We all fell in love with Maria’s knitted dog from handspun wool and wanted to take it home. She has this marvellous way of bringing any knitted persona to life so you see the personality and interact with it. 65 more words



After almost 5 years of WIP-status, my longest running project is D-O-N-E!

I gave myself all of 2018 to finish and averaged a few squares a week. 282 more words


Update: 08-14-18/#3 - Enough Already?

It has been 23+ years since DH and I have been on a trip or vacation that hasn’t included our kids. I know most people try to leave their kids with family and head out for at least an overnight trip, but we have never pursued that option. 1,244 more words

Update: 08-14-18/#2 - July

Rather than have one humongous post, I decided to break this up a bit as lots has been happening over the last almost two months. When we left off the last post, ornaments twice a month were done except for FFOing (fully finished objects). 967 more words

Knitting challenge - update V.

There has been some silence regarding theĀ Knitting challenge, but the project is still on. Maybe a a bit slower. 34 more words