Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

My husband's youngest brother is 17 years younger than him, 15 years younger than me.

I am an only child.

I used to beg for a sibling.  

When I began dating my husband, his youngest brother was only 12.  

At 16 he came to Alaska to work for the summer, staying with us in our tiny apartment and giving us a chance to spend some extended time together.

Maybe all of those factors conspired, or maybe it's just him, but somehow a deep place in my heart was carved out for my youngest brother-in-law.  And since I have no siblings I can only guess that what I feel is some amalgamation of the love one feels for a brother, a nephew, a friend all mixed in to one. 

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Merry Knitmas

Merry Knitmas

Did you see what we made.  We made magic.

We're working out the finishing touches for our Holiday Lamp Post and we're sussing out what message we want to convey with our first yarn bombing. While I thought Merry Knitmas was catchy, it didn't win any votes on our Facebook poll, and maybe I'm actually glad about that.  I'll tell you why.

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Prioritizing the View & Getting Just One thing Done

Prioritizing the View & Getting Just One thing Done

 

This morning, as I was journaling, I could see rays of sun peeking out from behind the mountains.  I cut my journaling short to put on boots and go out for a hike.  It's still feeling like fall and I wanted to capture some images of Cordova this week on our slow slide towards Winter.  

It was the sun that drew me out for a hike first thing, and for once I didn't succumb to postponing exercise for later in the day (or not at all.)  And since today is not a clinic day, I had the freedom to actually do that.  

So often, even when my time is my own, I am a slave to self made to-do lists.

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Love made Visible with Shetland Wool

Love made Visible with Shetland Wool

 

In celebration of Day 3 of Wovember I thought I'd share a special wooly creation that I recently finished.

Last October I had the immense pleasure of attending Shetland Wool Week.  It was wonderful;  the classes, the people, the landscape, the magic of Shetland.  If you ever have a chance you should check it out yourself.  Like all knitters at fiber festivals, I was overcome with a need to take home lots of yarn, yarn and more yarn.   Especially from Jamieson & Smith.

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