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Not much to say here, just a day in the life of Michelle.

Hobbies: Photography, knitting, coffee, cats, writing & reading poetry, & reading, in general, when I find the time.

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  1. fiber-dungeon-quest:

    This is the big day - today I finally get to hand these over to their rightful owner. The only hitch being that this is in person as opposed to by mail, so I’m pretty nervous. Hopefully they are well received.

    Cute! Anyone know this pattern?

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  4. hellohappylisa:

anglosexual:

undeadthug:



guess where abstinence-only education is taught

Minnesota: pretty darn religious, teaches birth control
Gotta say, I think the sex education I got here was really good
Better than the history education I got rofl

This KILLS me. HAHAHAHA.

    hellohappylisa:

    anglosexual:

    undeadthug:

    guess where abstinence-only education is taught

    Minnesota: pretty darn religious, teaches birth control

    Gotta say, I think the sex education I got here was really good

    Better than the history education I got rofl

    This KILLS me. HAHAHAHA.

    (Source: thegodlessatheist)

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  6. hobbybird:

    The shawl for my Mother-in-Law is done! While I technically started it in June, the only part of it I saved was the bottom edging. The rest was knit up in the past month. Just in time for Christmas!

    The lesson learned from this? Charts are your friend. Also, will most likely invest in the knitCompanion app in the new year. Reading charts on the iPad is a bit of a hassle, but will never be more of a hassle than attempting the written instructions and frogging the lace section five times. Ugh.

    The pattern is Andrea’s Shawl, by Kirsten Kapur, in Quince & Co.

    This is sooooooooooo pretty!

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  8. austereblackcat:

    A trio of Snapdragon Tams! This is one of my favourite hat patterns and it’s definitely a go-to when I have an extra skein of light worsted weight yarn lying around. (I’ve actually made it four times, but I lost my green version somewhere in Banff a couple of Christmases ago.)

    Projects: x | x | x

    Pattern: x

    BEAUTIFUL. <3

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  10. knitmecrazy:

    Started knitting a scarf the other night. I hate it, but at the same time I can’t make myself rip it out.

    Yet another project without the name or a link to the pattern. This breaks my heart every single time. :(

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  12. fuchsimeon:

    twigwise:

    mudsblood:

    irishwolfling:

    This little scene broke my heart. The girl who believed in nargles, in wrackspurts and blibbering humdingers, has become the girl who believed no more.

    i tHINK IM GOING TO START CRYING NW

    See, the thing that nobody understands, is that Luna believed in things that had proof. She’s a Ravenclaw, a genius, an expert in the unseen but proven. I mean, if she’d started talking about Thestrals before Harry had been able to see them, saying that there was an invisible winged horse pulling the carriages that only people that had witnessed death could see? You’d have thought THAT was crazy, too. 

    Luna knows Nargles and Wrackspurts are out there. As far as she knows, there’s proof of it. 

    But seashells hanging in a door? Those don’t do anything, nothing but give you a false sense of security.

    It’s not that Luna doesn’t believe. It’s that now, as always, she’s frank and straightforward. Seashells can’t keep the evil at bay. Nothing can.

    Thank you. She is not a naive little kid who believes everything you tell her. She just knows some things we don’t. Because she looks harder.

    ….. and this is why she’s my favorite character & why I named my cat after her. <3

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  14. earthwoolfire:

Unfired ‘Tara’ the green Buddha yarn bowl. This custom order has a holder for a single crochet hook as seen. Further photos to follow as it gets glaze finished.
earthwoolfire@gmail.com

I would love this&#8230; except for knitting!

    earthwoolfire:

    Unfired ‘Tara’ the green Buddha yarn bowl. This custom order has a holder for a single crochet hook as seen. Further photos to follow as it gets glaze finished.
    earthwoolfire@gmail.com

    I would love this… except for knitting!

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  16. juststitched:

"I don’t care if your stash is 3 skeins or 300 skeins; full of cheap acrylic or expensive cashmere! As long as you enjoy your craft, that’s all that matters!"


True, but acrylic yarn blows no matter how you knit. Haha.

    juststitched:

    "I don’t care if your stash is 3 skeins or 300 skeins; full of cheap acrylic or expensive cashmere! As long as you enjoy your craft, that’s all that matters!"

    True, but acrylic yarn blows no matter how you knit. Haha.

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  18. the-healthy-stoner:

    Snoop Dogg is the proof that you cant overdose on weed

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  20. stfukarla:

♡ i follow everyone back ♡
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  22. dudesthatknit:

Knit Inspiration:  Laylock Knitwear Design
Do I want colours of similar hues, or do I want to mix them up? What about keeping the background colour constant throughout? I do know that I’d like to combine modern patterns with the traditional ones, and I’d quite like each design to have some sort of symbolic meaning, even if I’m the only one who knows about it.

    dudesthatknit:


    Knit Inspiration:  Laylock Knitwear Design

    Do I want colours of similar hues, or do I want to mix them up? What about keeping the background colour constant throughout? I do know that I’d like to combine modern patterns with the traditional ones, and I’d quite like each design to have some sort of symbolic meaning, even if I’m the only one who knows about it.

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  24. natalieknits:

New hair bows! Missknitnat.com #hairbow #hairband #hair #knit #knitting

    natalieknits:

    New hair bows! Missknitnat.com #hairbow #hairband #hair #knit #knitting

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  26. transcendencemovie:

TRANSCENDENCE is now playing everywhere - get tickets now!

    transcendencemovie:

    TRANSCENDENCE is now playing everywhere - get tickets now!

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  28. gwenlightened:

fit-journey:

fickspired:

thinsoundsgood:

This is a picture of me and my two gorgeous best friends. Clearly, we all have very different body types, and you know what? None of us is healthier, prettier or happier than the others because of it.
That’s me on the left. I’m short, super petite, and have about as much muscle mass as a blob of gelatin. Despite being naturally thin, I have always been far from in shape. Not even a month ago, running two minutes at a time was a struggle—now I can run without stopping for more than a half hour.Felicia, in the center, is probably the most active girl I know. The opposite of me, she’s one of those people that can build muscle just by looking in the direction of a dumbbell. She loves running like I do, and we’ve discussed running a 5k. She’s a big yoga enthusiast and has tried all sorts of different forms that I can’t pronounce, and she’s found free community yoga classes for us to attend together. Also, she has abs of steel, seriously. She’s helping me with my ab workouts. She’s also recently lost over 60 lbs through her active lifestyle and healthy diet.That’s my friend Maddy on the right. She’s curvy and feminine, but she’s a beast in the gym. Strength training is her thing. She could probably bench press two of me. Not only is she incredibly strong, she’s insanely flexible and an avid pole dancer. We’re taking classes together even though she can spin circles around me on that damn pole, and look gorgeous while she does it.My friends inspire me so much, and remind me that diversity is lovely. You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful and confident, nor do you have to look like girls in Nike ads to be strong and fit. You don’t need to weigh a certain number, fit into a certain size, or have a certain appearance to be confident, healthy, or happy. I think that my friends prove that to me. I’ll never be long and willowy like a supermodel, or well-built like all those fitspo girls. I’ll never look like either of my friends, and they’ll never look like me. And that’s ok, because fitness is about being the best you can be, not comparing yourself to others. Embrace what you have, and help others embrace what they have. Fitness is funner with friends. Get them involved. Take a class, go for a walk, make a healthy dinner together. You’ll always have support and a fun activity to bond over.

this is one of the best things i’ve read on tumblr. Friends come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. May your friendships be everlasting 

I just can’t NOT reblog this. Everyone should read it.

This was absolutely amazing, well worth the time to read, wow. Beautiful.

Inspiring.

    gwenlightened:

    fit-journey:

    fickspired:

    thinsoundsgood:

    This is a picture of me and my two gorgeous best friends. Clearly, we all have very different body types, and you know what? None of us is healthier, prettier or happier than the others because of it.


    That’s me on the left. I’m short, super petite, and have about as much muscle mass as a blob of gelatin. Despite being naturally thin, I have always been far from in shape. Not even a month ago, running two minutes at a time was a struggle—now I can run without stopping for more than a half hour.

    Felicia, in the center, is probably the most active girl I know. The opposite of me, she’s one of those people that can build muscle just by looking in the direction of a dumbbell. She loves running like I do, and we’ve discussed running a 5k. She’s a big yoga enthusiast and has tried all sorts of different forms that I can’t pronounce, and she’s found free community yoga classes for us to attend together. Also, she has abs of steel, seriously. She’s helping me with my ab workouts. She’s also recently lost over 60 lbs through her active lifestyle and healthy diet.

    That’s my friend Maddy on the right. She’s curvy and feminine, but she’s a beast in the gym. Strength training is her thing. She could probably bench press two of me. Not only is she incredibly strong, she’s insanely flexible and an avid pole dancer. We’re taking classes together even though she can spin circles around me on that damn pole, and look gorgeous while she does it.

    My friends inspire me so much, and remind me that diversity is lovely. You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful and confident, nor do you have to look like girls in Nike ads to be strong and fit. You don’t need to weigh a certain number, fit into a certain size, or have a certain appearance to be confident, healthy, or happy. I think that my friends prove that to me.
     
    I’ll never be long and willowy like a supermodel, or well-built like all those fitspo girls. I’ll never look like either of my friends, and they’ll never look like me. And that’s ok, because fitness is about being the best you can be, not comparing yourself to others.

    Embrace what you have, and help others embrace what they have. Fitness is funner with friends. Get them involved. Take a class, go for a walk, make a healthy dinner together. You’ll always have support and a fun activity to bond over.

    this is one of the best things i’ve read on tumblr. Friends come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. May your friendships be everlasting 

    I just can’t NOT reblog this. Everyone should read it.

    This was absolutely amazing, well worth the time to read, wow. Beautiful.

    Inspiring.

    (Source: fivetwoandyou)

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