Expat in Korea · My Neighborhood

Happy New Year! First post of 2021 and Winter view

Just checking in to send out a wish for a happy, healthy, hopeful New Year. I have to laugh a little as I look at my modest crafting resolutions from last year. Hardly any of the things I dreamed of doing got done! But a few important ones did - for example, I made my… Continue reading Happy New Year! First post of 2021 and Winter view

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

It's the time of year when I love to haul out my warm woolly garments. Today, I worked on a shawl that is super fast-moving, and I expect to have the border and tassels done by the beginning of next week, so it's ready to wear! It's a triangular shawl made with Scheepjes Wanderlust in… Continue reading Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

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WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

Just popping in to share a pod / cocoon shrug I made with my old fave, Hi-Soft 4-ply cotton blend. I've wanted to make one of these for a long time, because it's basically one big granny square that's folded like origami. Folds made to the center create sleeve openings, and only a seam on… Continue reading WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

My Makes · My Neighborhood

A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

If I could pause this weather pattern and keep it all year long, I would. Warm, bright days and cool nights suit me, and so do the colors of this season. Right now, cosmos are in full bloom around my neighborhood and on campus. PHOTOS: Top, my boy enjoying a lunchtime walk. Cosmos field at… Continue reading A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

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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

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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 · Treasures

Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

This will be a short potpourri of updates. I'm nearing the end of the Spice Market mandala pattern, and still enjoying the journey. I'm now on Part 8, which introduces an interesting Swiss-cheese like pattern composed of single crochets and chains. Slow and steady progress has thankfully resulted in not too many mistakes: PHOTOS: Spice… Continue reading Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

My Makes · Treasures

An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates

On Instagram recently, I found out about a beautiful project from the artist and teacher Molly Mary Simmons at Direction of Flow. Her concept is called a Mapestry, and it invites people who are on their respective "islands" during this time of isolation, to submit individually-rendered maps of one's dwelling-space or neighborhood. These maps will… Continue reading An imaginative “map” of my neighborhood, and some crafty updates