waiting for my ship to come in

We are living small. Our possessions tucked tightly into a container on a ship crossing the Pacific Ocean, we’ve been living out of one suitcase for five months and now realize how much is in that large container and how much of it we really don’t need.

So, here we are in a small apartment in Santa Monica. adjusting to a new kind of life with a bare minimum of stuff and trying not to buy more, even as need arises.

There’s our $5 yard sale chair with a ball of shocking pink Manos Maxima, bought to make a hat I’ll show you soon. …a new design in the works

Our formica table found on Apartment Therapy (love that site) with another new hat-in-progress

our bookshelf

borrowed sofa bed and glamorous bedside table: Miele vacuum cleaner box

knitting news:

I’ll be teaching a class on the Everyday Cardigan in May.

place: Compatto Yarn Salon, 2112 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica. 310.453.2130

time: May 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm-7:45pm.


and more knitting news:

I’ll be showing the projects from my new book, Knitting Gifts for Baby, also at Compatto Saturday afternoon April 13, 2 to 5 pm. If you’re in the area, come and see them in person. The book is due to be released in May, so this will be a preview. I’m quite excited about this book. Love babies, love baby projects. More to come on that.

Oh yes, the book is available to pre-order on Amazon here.

I know, I’ve been a truant blogger of late. My excuse is something to do with upheaval. Thank you to those who have asked me if I’m planning to continue. I am.

One Response to “waiting for my ship to come in”

  1. Gina diroma-Edwards Says:

    Hi Mel,

    I haven’t checked in for a long time, I can’t believe you are back in Santa Monica. How fantastic! I hope we can catch up when you settle as I would love to say hi and introduce you to my husband. I bet you can’t believe how much Santa Monica has exploded.

    Welcome back,
    gina … formally of the knotty knitters

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