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Knitting and crocheting for my own and friends’ impending wee people. In summer it’s so lovely to imagine the cooler weather these will be worn during.

The first is an Angel Wings Pinafore by Maxine Gonser. Though I can’t read or watch a movie while doing crochet (can anyone?) this was so surprisingly fun to do, and lightning fast. Our little boy vests have been the most worn knits in our house, and I think of this as the lady version of that.

The little oatmeal vest is a test knit of the Trane Vest for Little Woolens. Made from Quince & Co. Owl, which is a tweedy dream–I just smell the pipe smoke and old books. The hat is another one of my most addictive favorites lately: the Crystal Palace Pixie Hat. So far I’ve made three of these ridiculously easy and adorable hats. It has an attached i-cord around the back, which is the best idea for keeping it on a wiggly little head.

Knitting for tiny people is the most satisfying craft I’ve done. After seeing my own son wrapped up in woolies and imagining our soon-to-be daughter in hers is wonderful. There will be more baby crafts to come here in this spot soon. What are you working on?

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Could it be that there is magic in the cracks of everyday life? That it is really there all around, and many forget or do not know how to see it? We gathered in the mountains to remember; and to take time together to learn natural ways to take care of ourselves, and one another. Autumn was starting to peek through the leaves, just in time for this season’s Witch and Bitch theme: Fire. A perfect metaphor for keeping warm, death to inspire rebirth, cleansing, and a light in the darkness. We crafted fire cider  to ward off a variety of troubles (and to use up your soup-making scraps!), gem essences to calm and refocus, smoked delights to nourish, and herbal fire to cleanse and transport. Dram Apothecary, R.L. Linden, and Western Daughters :: thank you for the reminder.