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Small Things · 8h ago

Mabel’s Corner

Yesterday, Jonny and I took a long walk with Mabel and discussed the feelings of overwhelm we have both been experiencing lately. All summer long, in the background of an already full life, ...
Small Things · 1w ago

have a nice day

With only a little over four months to go, my girls are enthusiastically making Christmas gifts. They have lists and plans. Who will get a handmade gift, and who gets store bought. They did ...
Small Things · 2W ago

Inspection Socks

We lived in the same home (our first) for nearly fifteen years, and going through the process of preparing to let it go has been more intense than I ever expected. It doesn’t help that it’s ...
Small Things · 3W ago

Midsummer

Or rather, almost Midsummer… I knit the sweetest little sweater for Mabel last week. It’s called the Fairy Dust Cardigan, and I knit the size 1 year. Using two skeins of my sport weight wool...
Small Things · 3W ago

Splendid

We’ve had a rather stressful week here. This house selling business is intense, isn’t it? I have to stop and remind myself that I can and should dwell on other topics than the most stressful...
Small Things · 1M ago

Nova Natural {summer giveaway}

This weekend’s giveaway is from Nova Natural, my family’s longtime favorite toy shop! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in the beautiful state of Vermont. Our goal is to be ...
Small Things · 1M ago

Friends “in real life”

When I told my girls that my friend, Jeni, was coming for a visit they were a little concerned. “What do you mean she’s your friend? You’ve never met her.” Beatrix worried, “But what if you ...
Small Things · 1M ago

Knitting instead

I suspect that many of you will be relieved that I chose not to photograph and share the copperhead snake that we encountered last week. The snake warning system is outdated at this point an...
Small Things · 1M ago

For Ondine

Some of you may recognize my friend Jaime in the photo above, and her sweet daughter, Aibhie, whom I named my Aibhie’s Hat pattern after. This photo was taken nearly two years ago, not long ...
Small Things · 1M ago

all the news

I feel like I have a million things to tell you, which calls for a bulleted post! -I’m at that stage with a busy, walking baby that makes it difficult to do much knitting, but I’ve been tryi...