Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Posts Categorized / ‘Tis the Season

Year In Review

In fiber: 1. Peacock, 2. Bear Spins!, 3. Romney, 4. Washrags!, 5. Peapod With Buttons!, 6. Merino/Tencel, 7. Hat!, 8. Hebrides Overture, 9. Sweet Baby Cap and Thumbless Mitties, 10. Octopus, 11. Sweater for Baby Lingo, 12. Tiny Stockings Created with fd’s Flickr Toys. In daily life: 1. Magnets!, 2. Stitches West, 3. Magnets!, 4. read more


Merry Merry.

Merry Christmas to all. May your holidays be blessed with love, laughter, magic, glitter, butter, sugar and all other things that make holidays so special.



I’m thankful for many things, these days, but most of all I am thankful that I am lucky enough to have this man in my life. That he is my husband, and I get to spend every day for the rest of my life with him. I’m also thankful that I never have to plan read more


Pet Peeves.

My family had strict traditions about holiday decorations when I was growing up. The Christmas tree [and other decorations] were on display from the Sunday before Christmas through New Year’s Day. No more, no less. The best years were when Christmas was on a Sunday because then you got a full week of the tree read more



Kate blogged about knitting objects and whether or not we create them to be heirlooms and I left her a comment about my family’s tradition when it comes to our Christmas stockings. We all have striped, fair isle stockings knit for us, with our names and various characters embellishing them. She emailed asking for photos, read more