Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Handwork Wednesday: Beginner's Wash Cloth Pattern

This is an amazing pattern for teaching both knit and purl stitches. 

Yarn: Worsted Weight Cotton
Needle Size: 10


Block 1

Row 1 -K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5
Row 2 -P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5
Row 3 - K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5
Row 4 -P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5
Row 5 -K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5
Row 6 - P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5

Block 2
Row 1 -P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5
Row 2 -K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5
Row 3 -P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5
Row 4 -K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5
Row 5 -P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5
Row 6 -K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5

Block 3 - Same as block 1

Block 4 - Same as block 2

Block 5 - Same as block 1

Block 6 - Same as block 2

Block 7 - Same as block 1

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Goal Setting Sunday - 9/29/19

Wow! It's been a looooong time since I've done this! I'm trying REALLY hard to get back to journaling, goal setting, and self-care so this seems like a good start. 

Last Week's Goals:
No goals from last week, but I think just getting this blog back up and running was an accomplishment.

This Week's Goals:
Monitor my blood glucose and ketones every single day.
Cardio and weights 3x this week. 
Do my monthly check-in for biz and life workbooks. 
3 blog posts

I'm starting off small with only 4 goals this week. Check back next week to see if I was able to meet them all!

If you are inclined to set your own weekly goals go ahead and post them on your own blog and leave me a link in the comments. Next week we can review our goals, report on our achievements and then set new goals. Let's help hold each other accountable!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Waldorf, Handwork, and Rebirth

It's been nearly 5 years since I've posted to this blog. I feel like I've lived an entire lifetime in those few short years. We sold Walnut Cottage in early 2016. Since that time all the land around it has been bought up, the houses torn down and new developments have gone in. Mostly car lots. Yuck. While I desperately miss those days in the gardens and with the chickens at Walnut Cottage I am grateful for having sold it when I did. I really don't enjoy the idea of having a car lot for a neighbor.

As sad as the fate of Walnut Cottage may be, I am afraid that I have even sadder news. In early 2018 Jacob completed suicide while serving in Syria. I can't even begin to explain the situation, but suffice it to say the kids and were and still remain devastated.

In April the kids and moved to Tucson where we are getting along quite well. I had been teaching online, but found a handwork teacher position at the local Waldorf charter here and I am beyond overjoyed about it!

While our lives have changed dramatically a few things remain constant. Waldorf, handwork and gardening. I miss writing about those things. I don't know how I can transform this blog into something new, but I plan to do my best. Walnut Cottage 2.0? Nah, that sounds silly. But maybe something else...I wonder...