:: Randoming ::

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Some random things.

I’m often making things (photographs, pieces of writing, bread, cookies) but about two weeks ago, I had this incredible urge knowing to work with yarn.  I crocheted a washcloth.  Its edges are uneven as I wasn’t paying close attention to the end stitches.  But it’s striped.  And I love it. Yesterday I bought my first pair of circular needles.  Not a big deal to many, but a huge deal to me.  My friend taught me how to purl.  I’m quite pleased with myself. And I’m making these.

Two dear friends recommended this book to me back in September.  It’s pretty amazing.  Read it.  I borrowed it from the library but plan to buy my own copy. There’s a section toward the end of the book (I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spoil it for you) that I must.have.with.me.  The book is worth buying on its own.  But that one part (if you read it, you’ll know what I mean)…  Also (recent for me) good reads are this and totally this.

With the chilly, autumn weather settling in, I’m wanting to bake things apple and pumpkin.  Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg.  I plan to try this cake over the weekend.  Looks good, yes?

I’ve had a little something published in each of the issues of Mabel magazine this past year.  In the upcoming Issue No. 4 (with a theme of “What’s Next?”) I’m very pleased to be sharing a few photographs of mine. Issue No. 4 is available for pre-order through tomorrow, Friday October 30th; you can pre-order for a discounted price by clicking right here.

Social media continues to perplex me.  I tried Facebook but never really liked it. Twitter, forget it.  Instagram…well, I do like that one.  But, even there, I find that I need to set boundaries for myself.  It’s too easy to get caught up in the whirl of likes and followers and who’s doing what.  I enjoy the creative community that gathers there, I really do.  But I also know that I need to go lightly.  This article by Pixie and this one by Alexandra are two posts that resonate deeply.  You might enjoy them too.

Lastly, I’m excited for the upcoming Gratitude Week that I’m hosting November 9-15.  You can read full details and sign up for my (free) gratitude love notes by clicking here.

Wishing you goodness in your days.  Serious goodness.  And if things are feeling heavy, well then I also wish you a little ease and a little light.

(and always)
Sending a little love your way, m

 

 

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17 thoughts on “:: Randoming ::

  1. This post is full of goodness. I made that cake — so yummy — and so much better than the Halloween candy sitting around.
    I’ll put The Humans on my list. I read All the Light…and adored it, so much so that I’ve taken a non-fiction diversion since. Wish I could share my copy around this circle.
    Have fun with the yarn.

    1. i’m so glad you liked the cake, nellie!! do you know…i never got around to baking mine! gonna do it this weekend instead ;)

      all the light we cannot see…took my breath away. and, like you, i’m currently diverted from my usual non-fiction path. do read The Humans…it’s a little wow.

  2. Love the leg warmers! I just enjoy owning yarn balls and vintage needles! I’ve signed up for Gratitude Week…so much to be grateful this year….seriously. I’ve linked back to you on my Nov. 1 post. I’m looking forward to it my friend.

    1. well, i know you’re making a little photo magic with the yarn and vintage needles!!

      and so glad you’ll be joining in Gratitude Week; yes, so glad. thank you for linking back…word of mouth is very helpful and much appreciated. xx

  3. I agree about instagram! I set boundaries and usually I stick with them. I love the community and the inspiration :) However the constantly checking I can stop, right?? Love that you are legwarm inventing :)

  4. I think my heart did a little extra beat when I read that you will be casting on for leg warmers, I am thrilled that the yarn fumes have touched you since as you know I have a slight knitting addiction.
    I have not heard of this book, but it just went into my cart.

    1. tracey, i don’t know that i’ll ever get to your level of knitting, but i’m quite excited for these leg warmers!! maybe i’ll share a peek once/if there’s something worth sharing ;)

      and the book…hope you enjoy it!

  5. I’m in line for the book “All the Light We Cannot See”. I’ve heard it’s really good. Can’t wait! Will add The Human’s to my hold list, too :-) Thanks for all the great links! xo

    1. One more thing…I read the links about social media and I would argue that blogging is a form of social media, too. Not as immediate, but still one is engaging in the world at large on the internet that that takes minutes, too. xo

      1. so glad to know you’re going to read that one, b. it’s really wonderful.
        and once you get to The Humans, i think you’ll find it’s a beautiful read as well. enjoy!

        as for the blogging…yes, agreed. all of these platforms raise interesting questions and considerations. so glad you mentioned this. x

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