Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Posts Categorized / ‘Tis the Season

Pay-it-Forward Gift 2: Teeny Tomte

Teeny Tomte, knit from an Alan Dart pattern now lives with one miss Ren of Ren Knits. Knit on size 3 double pointed needles, he was knit from a combination of Berroco Pure Merino DK, Jo Sharp Silk Road Tweed and Sirdar Foxy (which I had to order from eBay UK because it has been read more


Giving Thanks

I am thankful for what I think is going to be delicious pie. Thankful for good friends, old and new and for family, who I wish was a little bit closer than they are. Thankful for the best husband I ever could have imagined. Thankful for generally good health. Thankful for having a snug roof read more

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Hurrah for the Weekend

This turned out to be an unexpectedly busy week. Lots of running around and projects. And I’m still plugging away at all of my Christmas projects and starting to plan out my Christmas baking. I send a box to my husband’s family in Las Vegas every year, and while there are some standbys (cranberry-orange bread read more


Monday Musings: On Holiday Knitting

I hate deadline knitting. Hate it. I like to just kind of plunk along, putting the knitting down for days if something else strikes my fancy. And yet it seems like I keep getting sucked into work on deadline. Knitting for babies, knitting to have something to wear at a wedding and knitting for the read more


O Danny Boy

My Pop-pop would have probably been horrified by this but may I point you to Danny Boy as sung by the Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal. Pop-pop was American by birth location only, my Nanny and Granpa (my dad’s grandparents) came to the States from Ireland in the early part of the 20th century. My read more