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Amanda Blake Soule  family & farm & craft at | Editor of Taproot Magazine @taprootmag

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I certainly don't like it when anyone is sick. But I don't mind the part where a (big) baby of mine falls asleep in my arms. That's a rare thing these days!

Sometimes I feel a bit guilty that this old oak table was in perfect condition until it came into our house. But then I try to remember that all the crafty goodness is worth the epic project it'll ultimately be to refinish it when the kids are gone. Then again, maybe I'll just decide to love it like this forever. (And that's the start of a new blanket! Squishy soft Quince Osprey - yum!

I'm finally admitting defeat to the winter funk that's got half of us down with coughs and sniffles. Looks like yarn, drawing, books and Farmer Boy on audio will be on repeat in the big bed today! Thankful for that sunlight streaming in.

I just spent a full ten minutes tearing my studio apart looking for this skein of yarn. The one that I apparently wrapped around my neck hours ago, then promptly forgot about. Is 5pm too late for coffee? Clearly needed.

So happy to see this finished!

When your knitting doubles as a blanket. So good. (I finished this seven year in the making project yesterday! More on the blog today.)

So much fun adventuring with these two today....

Adventuring with this sweet girl and her papa too. What a treat!

Keva blocks plus Hope Spinnery yarn. Some of our favorites things!

My oldest child (my baby!) is out driving, in the dark, by himself, for the very first time. There are four more children to follow. I've just realized that I'll never be able to sleep again. Taking comfort in knitting!!