Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Introducing: Nolan

We found Nolan in the middle of a 6-lane road. He was a tiny kitten, terrified, dashing between the cars, and it took a Hummer to stop the traffic and several people to corner him against a car and catch him. His paws were burned from the hot asphalt, and when Daniel took him and handed him to me, he collapsed in my hands, panting. So we took him home.

We didn't intend to keep him, but we lost our hearts pretty quickly.

Now he's all grown up. He's curious and bold and intelligent - and he trusts us absolutely.

And he's the most beautiful cat I've ever seen.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fingerless Gloves

I knit my first pair of fingerless gloves last month, and now fingerless gloves are one of my favorite projects! They just fly off the needles. Here are some of my most recent creations:

These three are all from the same pattern, in custom colors for a dear friend. I have these gloves for sale in my Etsy shop. (Free shipping for my blog readers :)

These gloves are knit with super-soft cotton yarn. I love the color!

When I was visiting my family last month, my mom bought me my first skein of self-striping yarn. This was therapy knitting at its best - just knit two, purl two, round and round for inches and inches! Lol!

I have several more projects on the needles - it will be Christmas time soon! Do you work on Christmas gifts early or wait until the last minute?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as you promised. I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees.
Psalm 119:65-68

God has been teaching me a lot this week about trusting him to keep his promises for me. It's been a week full of adjusting to changes: Daniel has a new work schedule, I had a lot of extra work this week, and we're now sharing our home with an awesome new roommate, Mally, who's here from Canada for a few months. Change has always been difficult for me, but it's a great reminder of God's never-changing love. He's given me renewed peace and joy in my circumstances, and I'm so thankful. Praise him for his permanent, powerful love!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Introducing: Daniel

This is my husband.

God brought us together in our junior year in college (I'll tell you that story some other time), and we just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary in August.

It's really hard to sum up your best friend in a few words! He's the most gentle person I've ever known. We've been through some difficult circumstances together, but I've never once seen him angry.

He makes me feel whole and complete, not by understanding me perfectly, but by helping me understand how to live for God instead of myself.
 He can make me laugh faster than anyone else can, and he actually thinks I'm hilarious too. (The first time he laughed at something I said, on our second date, I was so shocked! It was an accidental pun, and I wasn't used to people thinking I was funny. Now I love making him laugh.) He's logical and organized and generous. And he loves to tweak things (like his chocolate milk recipe) until they're perfect.

He's my other half.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Odds and Ends

 I recently finished these cabled fingerless gloves for my step-grandmother's birthday. (I love her). The yarn is made of red, yellow, green, and black fibers; I think it's amazing how lovely and complex the color is from a distance.

Speaking of colors, I collected some of the yarn options for my Etsy items and tried to take a picture to show the colors. Some of them look fairly accurate (yellow, orange, red), and others are way off (blues and green)... any advice from all you wonderful photographers?

I normally wouldn't want a moth this close to my yarn (hehe), but this one is so lovely. And yes, I have been playing with the macro focus option on my camera!

And finally, this is Anjali and me, enjoying yesterday.