Monthly Archives: January 2013

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knit with love

there’s something about
knitting something
for someone else-

winding
twisting
weaving
with each stitch
imagining the giving
and how they’ll wear it

it can be a risk, for sure
there are people (and no offense if you might be one)
who just wouldn’t get the goodness of a handmade gift-
think it too granny maybe
or just not appreciative of the hours
spent hunting down the pattern
the just-right yarn
and then the creating
and the pulling-out that comes along with it

but em
is just the person
my person
for a made-with-love gift

and this shawl
for this oh-so-special person
was perfect…

the color-

silver, but blue, but sometimes purple and slate, too
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the texture-
merino wool. not itchy. squishy

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the pattern-
simple. a hint of a ruffle. and a bit raw

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the size-
large enough to wrap. and drape. and hold onto a shoulder when thrown on
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and how she wore it?
better than i could have imagined.
for three days straight…

more on our winter weekend by the sea to come…

emily, i hope you wear it until the yarn disintegrates
xoxo

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road trippin': charlottesville, va

one last look back to 2012-
to our fall road trip to charlottesville…

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i’ve been meaning and meaning to blog it forever
(that seems to happen a lot)
but couldn’t find the words
so i’m just going to let the pictures do the talking
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wine tasting . horse swooning
barn living . lounging . hugging
cooking . baking . cake making
exploring . treasure collecting
birthday celebrating
foggy morning goodbyes

a trip so needed
my heart still aches with gratitude

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hope

i thought it fitting
to share our holiday card here
this blog has been such a cathartic space for me
most especially in 2012

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thanks and love to each of you…
and hope.
hope for 2013.
….

just seeing that this is my 500th post!
how fitting- looking back, moving forward…

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happy list, december

the end of the year got away from me…
many, many good things
a few of which deserve more than a single picture in this round-up, but it will have to do, as it’s time to move on…

a collection
of the little things that have made my week
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the new pawtucket brewery, started by my high school friend and classmate is up and running. 
and it’s goood.
puppy love
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these sisters have settled into their new life. 
and they love it.
watching the snowman
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with little ones, during a big snowstorm
the sledding
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that follows…
simple pleasures. rediscovered through a child’s eyes.
hot cocoa
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with extra whipped cream. 
it’s really the best part of a snow day, right?
nestled, knitting…
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remembering our boy
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and the year that was his.
here’s to a happy 2013.