Boy, it has been a rough and disconcerting beginning to the year. We don’t know what to expect. There is fear and uncertainty; there is also hope and kindness. My hope for all of you is that you and yours will be safe and well.
This is the world as it exists right now. There are things we can’t control, but we can control our own social distancing, staying home if we are not required to work, letting our loved ones know that they are loved.
I think this is part of what made me realize that blogging is more to me than trying to sell my knitting designs. Writing has always been part of who I am. Yes, I love designing and sharing beautiful knitted things, but that is not why I blog. I blog because I love ideas. I blog because I love words. I blog because I love to try to express those ideas in words. So, the blog is back.
…and next time, I’ll share about the new design and the knit-a-long.
This challenge really struck a chord with me. The evanescence – fleeting existence – of the tableaus I find on the beach is part of their charm and attraction for me. Here are a few more Oregon Coast still lifes:
Welcome to my about page! In this blog, you will find not only an exploration of all that is good in our knitterly lives, but also a variety of posts tying together my passions for writing, photography, and my home state of Oregon. Stop on by and take a look!
As you may have surmised, I love knitting! My sister taught me to knit in 2007, and it fit all of my previous creative inclinations perfectly. It brings together a love for color, texture, and pattern. Little did I know when we sat down for that first lesson that I would find a passion!
I also love yarn – so many wonderful, delectable fibers are now available – and with such amazing colorways! One of my friends says that I’m passionate about color. She may just be right.
I also love to write. This is a passion that has long lain dormant and which I have accidentally rediscovered in the process of publishing this blog. In Winter Ramblings, I muse a bit about the love of writing and its renewed appearance in my life. I love thinking about and writing about both the creative process and the design process.
Two other passions merge in this blog, photography and a love for my beautiful home state, Oregon, particularly the Oregon Coast. Wordless Wednesday posts are stories told almost exclusively through photography, and many of those photos feature the beautiful and varied Oregon landscape. I hope you’ll take some time to look through and see the beauty of Oregon.
And finally, all of these passions came together and led me to knitting design. You will find pages for each pattern in the menu, as well as a link in the sidebar to my Ravelry store. Come check out my group on Ravelry where we have a great time chatting and have knit-a-longs, swaps and the occasional test knit.
Please contact me if you ever have questions about my designs or if there are topics you would like to see addressed on the blog. Thank you for reading knit = joy!
Merry Christmas, dear friends. Tonight our cat Simba found this spot under the tree, and he looked so cute, I had to take a few pictures to share. Hoping that your day was warm and merry, filled with joy.