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โ€œThe process of assessing how you feel about the things you own, identifying those that have fulfilled their purpose, expressing your gratitude, and bidding them farewell, is really about examining your inner self, a rite of passage to a new life.โ€ Marie Kondo

I just listed two tiny rugs in the shop.They're perfect for the kitchen, the bathroom, or as your special meditation rug. Feel free to follow the link in my profile if you'd like to get a better look. Also, don't forget to use the code FALLSALE at checkout to receive 10% off of any rug through Sunday ๐ŸŒฟ
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I've decided to extend my summer clearance sale until Wednesday, so you guys have 2 more days you can save! GO NUTS!!! ๐Ÿฅœ Also, how pretty is this Darcy beanie (free pattern available on Ravelry)?? I made two of them with that lovely green hand dyed yarn from @knitwithus I showed you before, and both sold before they were even made ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜› Clearly it's good luck! ๐Ÿ€ #notsponsored

I'm so grateful for this amazing community of talented makers ๐ŸŽ€ Check out this awesome photo by Justine from @loopsforlittles of her version of my Chesapeake Shawl pattern ๐Ÿคค I just can't get over it! Pattern available on Etsy and Ravelry ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– Also, don't forget there are only a few days left to save with my summer clearance sale!! Sale ends Monday at noon CAT โฐ

I know I've said it a hundred times, but when it's 100ยฐ outside, all I want to think about is fall, fall, fall. ๐ŸŒป I named this beanie design I am working on with @fairlightfibers after Artemis, the goddess of nature, because I think it would be perfect to wear out hiking and enjoying the fall leaves in a couple of months ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ I hope you guys are getting as excited for the upcoming release of this pattern as I am! ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ

โœ–EDIT: SOLDโœ–A good friend of mine saw the picture I posted the other day of my amazing hand dyed yarn from @knitwithus and immediately ordered a beanie! I guess this green really is good luck ๐Ÿ€ I will have enough to make one more beanie with this skein if one of you guys want one! Just dm me the style you'd like and I'll make it happen ๐Ÿ’š

I never have the heart to put away my holiday socks when Christmas is over, so here I am, knitting away in the middle of summer with sledding penguins on my feet ๐Ÿง I guess this qualifies as celebrating Christmas in July?? โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

This past weekend hubby and I visited a local yarn shop and picked out this luscious hand dyed merino by the Susquehanna Knitting Company (@knitwithus) as an early birthday gift to me! ๐Ÿƒ I'm so excited to do some #selfishknitting for once. What do you think I should make??

And just like that, I'm addicted.
๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค Yarn by @stitchandstory
Thanks for asking #wydn @mutzebyashley @tcwlboutique @the_stitch_is_back @alpacagiftforewe ๐ŸŒผ I tag @thekniftyknitster @peonyandthyme and @vanessaknits ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

So yesterday's trip was a little disappointing....it was very hot and humid so we didn't get to stay long at Assateague (though we did see some adorable ponies!), and everywhere else we went was super crowded. But then when I got home and saw that my package from @stitchandstory finally arrived, it felt like Christmas morning!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป I simply cannot get over this amazing wool....it's as soft and fluffy as a cloudโ˜๏ธ and the color of sangria๐ŸทSo obviously I am a H A P P Y girl ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

Today hubby and I are driving out to explore the adorable little town of Berlin, Maryland. ๐Ÿ˜ Not only do they have little yarn shop and an art gallery/cafe, Assateague Island is very close by! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ I have wanted to visit there for as long as I can remember, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we see some wild ponies!! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž What are you guys doing to celebrate the 4th?

"A person who hasย good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you haveย good thoughtsย they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ๐ŸŒผ Roald Dahl

"i have come to realize that stuff takes us away from our roots, from the outdoors. and with more time now spent outside, i no longer take the earth for granted and i find my spiritual faith has been recharged."โ€”Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home
staying in and having a slow morning and reading this book and i love the ideas and practices she talks about. has anyone here tried Zero Waste before? i'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences! also here's a gorgeous plant that is seriously this purple in real life. โ€ข

*almost* got to the point where i could do an unassisted handstand a couple of months ago after practicing head and arm stands regularly since the fall.
i am sadly nowhere near this now, as i've slacked off in taking care of my body with exercise lately. however, today i recommitted to get back to it. i dislike the heat so it's always been hard for me to stay active, exercise wise, in the summer. because as often as i've tried, gyms just aren't my thing. i'm much more of a chilly evening run and crisp morning yoga sort of person. but i'm determined to feel good in my skin again because it's the skin i got. so here's to a little sweat never hurtin' nobody. โ€ข

I need to make another one of these ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป

I don't know if you've seen my stories, but yesterday I hurt my foot at work. I was watching behind me as I pulled a U-boat to make sure I didn't run over a customer and ended up running over myself ๐Ÿ˜ oh well....its a good excuse to sit down and make pretty things today! ๐Ÿ’ Plus it's already feeling a lot better. Thank you to all of you who have asked about me! ๐Ÿ˜š And because I am NOT hobbling around to take a picture today, here is a #flashbackfriday of one of my favorite Wanderlust infinity scarves in cerulean blue. Dreamy right? It's available on my Etsy shop๐Ÿ’Ž

the photo i was going to post to share this little story was going to be one from the picture-perfect greenhouse but, let's be real, that's too easy and something like this is way more *me*. โ€ข
it's been a long week of working all of the jobs all at once (not complaining, i'm very grateful for the work, but it's been harder than usual to take care of myself) and i truthfully haven't been sleeping well lately either. slow living has been harder to implement but, i've learned, all the more rewarding when it is because of that.
this evening's dose entailed going to @strangesrva because my
sweet friend @lostandfoundhome gave me a gift card (she gets me) which i'd been saving for just such a needed moment of self-care. (yes. buying plants is self care.)
i chose these three little plant babies and i'm happy to wave them up and into #theknittingqueenscastle amongst all my other greenery. just taking 45 minutes out of my day to do this was so rewarding and just what i needed. โ€ข
for some reason i've been hesitant and guarded with sharing my normal amount around here -in regards to thoughts and photos- perhaps because i need some breathing room in more ways than one. but this space has always been an encouraging one for me so though i might be a little quieter around here for a bit, it won't be for forever.
i'm just craving a little bit more of real life these days i think.
so now i'm off for an after dinner walk without my phone.
enjoy your evening my friends. โ€ข

I guess you could say I have a new favorite thing to make! ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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