Category Archives: Random Musings

Finding comfort in crochet

It’s been a rough couple of days here. On Friday, I had to make the tough decision to put our 12-year-old calico girl, Miri, to sleep. The vet discovered lymphoma that had developed and spread very quickly, and she had crashed hard. Treatment was highly unlikely to help and more likely to hurt, and just […]

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Kindred Spirits

I’ve been bitten by the crochet bug recently, design name notwithstanding. Meanwhile, Lexie’s developed a sudden interest in an item I knit her a couple years ago (not one of my own designs), which has inspired me to design something similar in crochet (it’ll be my first crochet pattern). I happened to have a skein […]

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My other family tradition

I’ve talked before about how hand crafting is part of my family tradition; those family members who made beautiful things with their hands are a large part of what inspired me to do the same. But on Veterans’ Day, I’m more proud of another family tradition: a tradition of military service. My grandfather (my mother’s […]

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The New Normal

The Navy spouse motto: Semper Gumby (Always Flexible). The normal in my household has undergone some pretty drastic revisions over the last few months. After just getting home from deployment in March, and then being gone much of the summer, my husband’s ship learned they’d be repeating the same deployment…with a little less than 2 […]

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What I WILL be doing for the challenge-probably-formerly-known-as-the-Ravelympics 2012

This is the post I meant to write 2 days ago. At this point, I’m moving on. I honestly believe we have gotten as much as we’re going to get from the US Olympic Committee. Frankly, I didn’t expect an apology at all, certainly not so quickly, and I think the updated version did actually address […]

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