Giving thanks on many levels







Hello sweet people.

We are seeing the first flickers of normalcy around here. Yummy food on our table (and fermenting on our counters), yarn on my needles, and evidence of crafty kids spreading from one end of our house to the other.

Though this is the move that never seems to end, we somehow even made time for our annual jacket photos. (I'll share more of those later this week.)

Yes indeed. We're Home.



The gloves, for the knitting curious, are my kid-sized variation of the Camp Out Fingerless Mitts. They were so quick I cranked them out on the drive to my parent's after I cast off a pair for my sister with the bulk of the two skeins of Noro yarn. If you would like me to write up how I modified them for wee small hands, just let me know. I'd be happy to share.

Edited: Okay! The modifications are up on my Ravelry project page. Have at it!


The final push to empty out our house in town will happen this week. Then the settling in will really begin. I'm looking forward to having all my my life (including my washing machine, phone, and computer) out on the farm.

Being settled. That word is so warm and comforting to me right now.





To add to the adventure of being in the midst of a move, we took four days to visit family and celebrate Thanksgiving in Milwaukee. (And to sell LuSa at Art vs. Craft – a crazy mad show we attend each November. It's always our busiest single-day show of the year and takes some gearing up to be ready for!)

This holiday our life felt like a comedy of errors as we rifled through boxes trying to pack and brought our injured cat to the celebration while my sister's puppy pre-washed the dirty dishes.

It was crazy, but good-crazy. Happy family celebration sort of crazy.

And it was a welcome break from the chaos of boxes at the farm.





And how about you? What blessings did you count this holiday?

I hope your week brought you much to be thankful for.


11 thoughts on “Giving thanks on many levels

  1. Elizabeth says:

    The picture of the dog in the dishwasher pretty much sums it up doesn’t it. Take care and am so happy for you and your family.

  2. Nahuatl Vargas says:

    I’m still in the middle of boxes, avoiding them to work on the NaNoWriMo before it closes up, and trying to plan a great advent activity month to reconnect with my son while making plans to finally write my thesis. All crazyness around here, but if not all good crazyness, we are on that path at least.

  3. Nahuatl Vargas says:

    Also I love cold weather, it’s like a present from home for me, and we are having real good cold these days here in the tropics, down to 58 F, with no heating systems, or insulate houses, just good all layers of sweaters, we dedicated our Sunday to play Wildcraft and drink tea.

  4. S says:

    Mmmm what is that cookbook there? That pot of soup looks delish!

    You have your whole life to unpack there at your new home. Take your time and make sure you do it right. 🙂 And enjoy every minute of it!

  5. Jenn says:

    Oh, how I remember those days. The last few days of emptying out the old house, when all you’d really love to do it settle into the new one. I hope you find the joy in it (it turned into a chore by the end for us, which was a drag.) Blessings in this transition!

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