haze of growth…

being that my (current) backyard is a forest I get to stare at a crap-ton of trees on a regular basis.  Once fall has come to an end, the trees are nothing but tall empty super skinny sticks and as winter progresses they seem to get taller and more empty looking (probably just my eyes, … Continue reading haze of growth…

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things I miss the most…

daily phone call(s) with my mom. the faces and voices of my friends and family. quick access to the beach (even tho I don't like sand and the water). saturday/sunday morning breakfasts at the Ocean Diner in Redondo Beach. nightly Disneyland fireworks. fresh & easy store shopping trips. the faces and voices of my friends … Continue reading things I miss the most…

custom orders…

and lot's of them!  It's been a busy few days for The Yarn Cabinet.  I've gotten three custom orders and I can't WAIT to get started on them! this does NOT include a few custom orders I've taken on for my close friends -- thankfully I've got a little time before the clock starts ticking … Continue reading custom orders…

the long holiday weekend…

I spent a good amount of time knitting this past weekend.  Partly in thanks to the large amount of rain that decided to swing on in and ruin my plans!  Well, not so much ruined -- but adjusted that is for sure. I'm sure i've mentioned before, but I'm Scottish (my mom was born there) … Continue reading the long holiday weekend…

east coast summer…

well i've got only a month and a half (or so) of my very first East Coast summer to survive.  I have to admit -- it wasn't half as bad as I was expecting.  I'm sure it helps that I get to wear flip flops, shorts and tank tops to the office (score!). One of … Continue reading east coast summer…

it’s f’ing hot..

and I'm not just being a wuss -- it's really hot.  mid-to-high 90's today and this California girl (side note -- your truly found herself singing that Katy Perry song loud in her car this morning, don't ask...) is not sure she can hang. it's so hot I have NO desire to knit.  This is … Continue reading it’s f’ing hot..

a trip to Capitol Hill…

I visited Capitol Hill yesterday -- I was advocating for the Alzheimer's Association with the chapter staff I used to work with back in California.  This was my first advocacy effort in DC -- overall it was my fourth advocacy effort with the Alzheimer's Association. What was I advocating for this time you ask?  That's … Continue reading a trip to Capitol Hill…