Hope & Houseplants

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There’s very little plant magic in my family. Family lore has it that my great-grandmother kept a beautiful garden. If it’s true, she certainly let those skills die with her. So, I grew up in a house that had no plants in it, with a garden we mostly left to itself. You see, leaving it […]

My Five Favorite Seafaring Novels

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  What better way to spend our offseason than by obsessing about all things nautical? So, here are one fishwife’s five favorite seafaring novels: Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will get a commission if you click through and make a purchase. 1. Captain […]

Resting Season

    I think many people find winter to be their least favorite season. It’s cold and it’s wet. Mostly it’s dark. Sometimes there’s ice that makes walking to your car an epic adventure let alone actually driving the thing. Shovelling snow is wretched. The vegetation in the grocery store came a long, long way from […]

Yarn Along: Carradel Shawl

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Yarn Along is a monthly blog hop hosted by Genny Sheller of Small Things. It disappeared for a little while but now it’s back […]

Why You Should Visit Kodiak, Alaska

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The first time I came to visit Kodiak, I arrived in the hazy dark before dawn. It was October and almost flat black outside the plane windows at seven in the morning, just traces of light on the horizon. I was headed to this small island because a certain commercial fisherman I’d been talking to […]

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and My Celtic Shawl

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We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Happy Friday, friends! Inspired by a blog hop Ginny of Small Things used to host, I want to share both my knitting project and […]

New Design, New URL

A little Kodiak plant growing on an old whale bone.

I know it’s been awhile since I last posted. Don’t worry, the island of Kodiak hasn’t lost its internet connection or been swallowed by a tsunami. I just got fed up with the free WordPress.com platform’s design restrictions and decided it was better to switch to something else before anyone got too used to the […]