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  • Why I Knit: Similarities Between Knitting and Coding


    January 11, 2019 4 min read

    I knit for the joy of it: the meditative, repetitive counting, the beauty of a pattern emerging slowly, stitch after stitch, the excitement of casting on and the high of binding off, donning a new piece for the first time that I created over hours of work... But deeper than that, I believe I gravitated toward knitting above other crafts specifically because it is a lot like coding.

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  • Knitting Pattern & Yarn Review: Ghost Gardens Shawlette in Wonderland Yarns' Queen of Hearts


    October 8, 2018 3 min read

    As I was readying for my trip to Italy with my husband this September, I decided to start a knitting project for any downtime since I would not have my computer. I had previously purchased Wonderland Yarn's Queen of Hearts sock weight yarn in the Off with Her Red colorway back in May when I visited the Yarn Store on Nob Hill in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a work trip. It is 80% superwash fine merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The color is the perfect red for me. I used one skein to knit the Ghost Gardens Shawlette.

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  • Committing to Process Goals to Accomplish More with Less Stress

    CraftsTechTravelFitness & HealthPersonal Development

    September 7, 2018 6 min read

    There are countless articles and books written about setting goals, timelines, and tasks. Something I have found to be effective for large goals that span weeks, months, or years, is to focus on setting "process goals", or goals that are more focused on getting something done, and moving forward, rather than on the end result.

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