Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
I have a new favorite movie. Or close, it's at least tied with all of my favorites. It's called About Time. And Oh! It is just so stinkin' perfect! I want to see it again. I really love the movies that are just about life, and where the characters are awkward and endearing and the pain and joy and love and aches are all mixed together. And that's what this movie has in the very best of ways.
Also? She wears glasses. There's cuteness humor, awkward humor, and smart humor, (seriously! His dad reads from Dickens!). Great soundtrack. Her style is perfect. Lots of England and English-ness. Family is lovingly laced through the entire thing, you could almost say that that's what it's about actually. And so much more. But I'm going to be done now. :)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
A picture of mornings. Oatmeal with golden raisins and walnuts, homemade coconut milk, and a book.
Here are some socks I just finished too. The pattern is Hermione's Everyday Socks, and I used one of the Patons variegated sock yarns, which I really liked knitting. Yay for wool and for keeping warm! :) The socks are the same size, despite what they look in the picture. I promise.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
So, jam has been made (orange rhubarb, and spiced rhubarb) and hand pies and sour cream apple pie have been baked, and all results have been out of this world. I turned twenty-one and celebrated with a delicious browned butter cake with chocolate cinnamon frosting, and as a result have a new favorite cake.
These past two months have been full, and good, and new. A best friend getting engaged, another pregnant, a cousin married, another having a baby boy. Life. You know? And battling to remember how much I love my own.
I got a new drop spindle for my birthday, and it came in the mail the same day as Robin McKinley's newest book, Shadows. I haven't gotten to try out the spindle yet (I need more roving!) but I read the book and it (of course) did not disappoint. It's not a new top top favorite, but it was definitely love at first read.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
French Girl Knits, back when it came out. The pattern is Delphine, and I love it. My ravelry notes are here but there isn't much to them. The yarn I used I got from a really ugly sweater that my friend's sister passed on to her that I unraveled, it's an extremely soft cashmere and angora blend and was perfect from the pattern. The result is luxurious. Oh! I also got to use some antique ribbon that I had collected from a garage sale. It's just the perfect dusty pink, I think.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Because all of the things I worry about really don't matter. Not in the eternal scope of it all, not even in the whole of my life, not in the way that I seem to think it will in the moment. Money, success, people's opinions, failure, disappointments, loss... it all doesn't hold the weight that I give it, not really. Not like joy and peace and fresh air and life and love and grace and forgiveness do. And I have those, or at least the ability to find them and dwell in them and share them.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Let's see, camp is over, I was put on a jury the day after it ended, that lasted a week, then I had my birthday, and then things slowed down. It's been nice to breathe again. And soak in Jesus' love and truth again. And knit again. And read again (oh the reading! It has been wonderful). And not have to fix food for 40+ people every day. And while I've yet to find a job for the winter, it's good. There is peace. And life. And grace. And it is good.