Expat in Korea · My Makes

Busan sea views; new crochet poncho project

My plans to go back the U.S. have been postponed until July, so in Korea I remain for the time being. The pandemic has presented complications that have kept me in a kind of physical limbo, but I'm doing my best to use my time well, which includes digging into several fun art projects I've… Continue reading Busan sea views; new crochet poncho project

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Nammeji Lake sculpture festival + holiday bits

Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas! Whatever winter celebrations you may observe, may they be joyful, safe, and healthy. I'm preparing for a trip to the States next month, my first in two and a half years. I feel a mixture of excitement, hopefulness, anxiety, and sadness as I get ready to go. The pandemic… Continue reading Nammeji Lake sculpture festival + holiday bits

Free Patterns · My Makes

Christmas tree is up! + new hat pattern

I'm checking in to share a photo of my Christmas tree, a mini time capsule that I put up on Thanksgiving, as I try to do each year. My Dad's handmade ornaments cover about 80% of the tree, and the rest are gifts from friends and some travel mementos. The newest ornaments are a paper… Continue reading Christmas tree is up! + new hat pattern

My Makes

Finished Dragonfly throw + free cable beret pattern link + cardigan progress

I'm back to share a few images of recently-made and in-progress articles. I love how the Flight of the Dragonfly throw came out. I opted for a simple finish to the border. Even though the popcorn stiches slowed me down, the end result is worth it! The weight is light and cottony and it has… Continue reading Finished Dragonfly throw + free cable beret pattern link + cardigan progress

My Makes · My Neighborhood

More autumn goodness + new and finished projects

Gingko trees are some of the most beautiful and interesting trees I know of. I read somewhere that these ancient trees were around at the time of dinosaurs, and their species has no living relatives. There are dozens of these living fossils throughout my neighborhood, and they turn a stunning shade of gold each autumn.… Continue reading More autumn goodness + new and finished projects

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Halloween Greetings! A peek at Autumn

Happy Halloween! I promise I haven't "ghosted" my blog (feel free to groan... πŸ™‚ I've really let some time pass between postings. I have no better excuse than my work duties have exponentially increased recently. By the end of December, I should have a very, very welcome reprieve, which includes a trip back to the… Continue reading Halloween Greetings! A peek at Autumn