Fitness

Running Goal

I mentioned that when I was ready, I would post my running goal here. It happens that the well-known Komen Race for the Cure®, part of the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, is just around the corner and, of course, is beckoning for participants!  Teams are forming, t-shirts are being ordered, and the whole thing is […]

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Poetry

On Kindness

Gift bouquet for her, found on desk, brought home and admired by him. No card, but giver identified.   Flowers lovingly placed in a vase. A thank you for an act of kindness.  He positions, re-positions tulips in different rooms as the day wanes carefully carrying and turning the bouquet into the sunlight. She said it was for putting others first.  […]

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Collection

Cardipull

4 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 = final satisfaction.  This project came to me as I was needing to embark on an easy and lightweight (as in heft) project after the challenging elephant cardigan and the gorgeous, but bulky-to-knit designer tapestry dress.  The 4 in my equation stands for this yarn Manos del Uruguay, Rittenhouse […]

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Poetry

Cardigan or Pullover

Cardigan, pullover, cardigan, pullover, which shall I choose? It’s like music to our internal souls, Rhythm we knitters dance and understand. A repetition that motivates and gives us direction. Patterns on the shelves,  designers desiring our attention. Each calling to be chosen for the next exciting project. Cardigan, pullover, cardigan, pullover, you know how I want to choose […]

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Technique

Top Down vs. Bottom Up

Today I am thinking about the direction one knits a sweater.  It’s on my mind because I am near finished with a top down knitted cardigan and the process of knitting in that direction is not as familiar to me as knitting in the direction from the bottom to the neckline.  Also, I hear knitters exclaiming how they would never consider […]

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Fitness

Welcome, Widget (or Tab)!

Just a short post to welcome a new tab onto my site!  I am calling it Running as I am wanting to  introduce to readers that this blog may include some upcoming posts on running or biking or some kind of outdoor play.  As time moves along, my awareness and desire for balance in life is ever-growing. […]

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Technique

Varying Tools heightens Skill Level and Versatility

The other day, on Vogue Knitting’s facebook page, I saw this and thought it was a helpful table.  It is is a chart indicating number of stitches needed for comfort on a round needle.  For example: the first row indicates gauge in this case, 3 stitches to the inch (which suggests bulky yarn), following across it says you […]

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Musings

Invitation

Sometimes, happenings in life linger in my mind to the point where I need to write about them. The lingering moment was a conversation I had with teachers about a week ago regarding an upcoming narrative writing unit. We were sharing thoughts around the concept of memoir, what one was and how students might take on the […]

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