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Trout Lake, MI at sunset

Almost as rare as a solar eclipse: Susan writes a blog post.  ;-) Fun fact: You can make a pinhole camera out of just about anything, including your hand. This is last weekend’s eclipse, as experienced in Port Townsend, WA. There’s a good argument to be made that this week is the first time I’ve […]

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lopapeysa cuff being frogged
January 9, 2017 About me, Knitting

When I worked at Google, we used a system called OKRs (objectives & key results) to set goals and track our progress. I wrote a whole post about it on my old blog (it’s quite good, if I say so myself), and about why I now use the same system to set and track my personal New […]

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My top Instagram photos of 2015

photo posted by Susan Moskwa (@susanmoskwa) on Dec 28, 2015 at 1:00pm PST My top Instagram photos from 2015 If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know that I love the new year, as a time of personal reflection and of fresh starts. Today I’m reflecting on my 2015 crafting, looking at what I […]

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YOTH Yarns Big Sister in Cracked Pepper and a one-of-a-kind gradient
December 19, 2015 Knitting, Patterns & projects

So I’ve decided to spend 2016 destashing. Said decision gave me a kind of lightness of being—anticipating the freedom of having fewer possessions—which apparently made me feel free to turn around and indulge in the big Knit Picks sale last month. (Have I mentioned how susceptible I am to sales?) Silly, I know, but we knitters are […]

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brightly colored yarn
December 8, 2015 Knitting

I love my yarn stash. I’ve got exciting colors. I’ve got cashmere blends and silk blends and nice rustic wools. I’ve got sweater quantities that I can’t wait to see knit up. Marrakesh (70% silk, 30% camel); Bonnie’s Bamboo (100% bamboo); Spirit (55% Cormo wool, 45% alpaca. I can’t tell you how wonderfully squishable this yarn is!) […]

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contact icons
February 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

I’m in another “Let’s work on the website!” phase, and decided that I need new social media icons. Y’know, those guys at the bottom of the page that link to my Google+, Ravelry, etc. profiles? I’ve been using the icons that came with my website theme, but they didn’t have a Ravelry icon so I had […]

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Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap
February 20, 2014 Miscellaneous

Here are some interesting links and articles I’ve come across this week. They’re not all about crafting, but what is a blog for if not sharing interesting ideas, right? 1. The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap I just signed up for this. This site (Do What You Love) will assign you a partner, and you’ll each make […]

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fat quarters
February 16, 2014 Quilting & sewing, Travel & events

Last month I took my life in my hands and went to Chicago in the middle of the polar vortex (sub-zero temperatures). I stayed with my aunt, who’s a big quilter, and she and her friend Becky took me around to some of their favorite quilt shops. I don’t yet have much experience with fabric shops, […]

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new years resolution coaster
February 11, 2014 About me, Knitting, Patterns & projects

I love making New Year’s resolutions. I love fresh starts—a new school year, a new job, a blank journal—so I love using the New Year as a time to wipe away whatever happened the previous year and to start fresh with renewed purpose. A fresh start means you haven’t failed at anything yet, and the […]

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quilt back
February 6, 2014 Projects, Quilting & sewing

OMG. YOU GUYS. I QUILTED SOMETHING. I made this quilt top in a piecing class on half-square triangles, then quilted it in my first class on quilting. Fabric is an Indigo Crossing charm pack by Moda fabrics. It’s kind of a random size because I was just practicing—too big to be a placemat, but too […]

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