My Makes · My Neighborhood

Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

Just a few words to check in and show some shots from a brief walk around my campus. Fall is practically here, and the weather is so much more tolerable. My boy Bodhi agrees. PHOTOS: Out and about near my campus. On the west side, there are some plots of rice and vegetables ready to… Continue reading Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

My posts are coming slower these days - I'm really bogged down at work, like so many educators during this pandemic. There is some wheel-reinventing going on that is unavoidable. I have plenty to be thankful for, including the simple pastimes that distract me from worries. That still includes going out in nature with my… Continue reading Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

My Makes · My Recs

WIP scarf and cardigan, plus – music I’ve loved during lockdown

Even during "normal" times, I really enjoy podcasts and music while crafting. More isolation has me reaching a little farther into my musical favorites. Here's a short list of what I've listened to recently, and a bit of background. In the last couple of weeks, we've had some monsoon weather with heavy rain, thunder and… Continue reading WIP scarf and cardigan, plus – music I’ve loved during lockdown

Free Patterns · My Makes

Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear

My Key West shawl made with superfine 2-ply merino is now blocked and finished! It was one of the more enjoyable stitch patterns I'd done recently - thanks to the lovely free pattern from Kristin Omdahl. I can't quite explain why I enjoyed making this one, definitely more than the manual process of the Fedde… Continue reading Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear

My Neighborhood · Treasures

Antique crochet pattern booklets; WIP update

I've been officially on break from my teaching duties for the last couple of weeks. Apart from my trip to Seoul, I've stayed relatively close to home, since the pandemic keeps me grounded, but not idle. While going through old papers in my home yesterday, I came across two vintage American crochet booklets from 1916… Continue reading Antique crochet pattern booklets; WIP update