Knitting Pays the Bills

Part 3 of From the Other Side: Knitting in the Mission Field to come soon! Before I moved to KC, I decided that I had to continue working at a yarn shop in some capacity. I loved the work too much not to seek it out. I called around to several of the yarn shops…

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 From the Other Side: Knitting in the Mission Field pt.2

The next day, my team and I woke up bright and early to attend morning devotional in the meeting hall.  The beating of drums and the high pitched shrills of jumping women announced the start of service. The early morning air was thick with worship and excitement for the day to come. For me, service…

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Guilds, Waterlilies, and Endless Sweaters

While I work on part 2 of “From the Other Side: Knitting in the Mission Field” I decided to throw out a little update on my other knitting pretties. I’ve discovered the knitting community in Kansas City, it is prosperous and delightful. Specifically, I’ve tapped into the local knitting guild, Sunflower Knitting Guild. There were…

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From the Other Side: Knitting in the Mission Field pt.1

I’m finally home, home in Kansas City that is, not Arkansas. After months of anxiety and what if’s, we’ve finally moved to Kansas so Jon can start his new job. And in the middle of that move, I went to Uganda for a mission trip. Because if life is going to be up in the…

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Miller’s Daughter

Well, we are well into the New Year and life is already (or rather still is) pretty chaotic. We’ve jumped head first into moving to Kansas City for Jon’s new job and he’s been commuting back and forth for the past few weeks! In the meantime, I’ve been boxing up our life and saying goodbye…

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Slog On

I’m amazed by what coffee can do. Yesterday night, I ended my blog post rather discouraged and feeling very behind on my knitting goals. I was hoping that with a shower and cup of coffee I could get a bit more knit. Sure enough, I knit five inches on my Fern Lace arm warmers and…

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Slog

These last few days have been a knitting slog. I’ve been running around constantly doing errands and having meetings for my knitting ministry, I’ve hardly had to time to knit. Yesterday, after working, going to Bible study, and driving an hour to and from Jon’s place to pick up his car, I tried to cast…

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The Flame Burns Strong

It feels good to be on track. Like, really good. Like, you don’t understand how good it feels because you have no idea how unorganized a person I am. I endeavor constantly to have productive days based around comprehensive day planners and to-do lists. On average, at least five tasks that I was supposed to…

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Can’t Stop Now

I have extraordinary news. I am 11 rows away from being done with my Sockhead hat! Seeing as I’m finishing two whole days ahead of schedule. I’m incredibly excited. I only stopped to be sure that I would have enough time to post my daily NaBloPoMo. So, hello-good bye, I must keep knitting! To give…

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Endless Stockinette

I’m in an endless black hole of stockinette stitch. Every project I have right now is just miles and miles of it. Heck, the Sockhead hat pattern even gives a “fair warning: there is miles of stockinette stitch, so this makes for great TV, travel or zen knitting.” It’s pretty bad when you’re options are…

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