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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. 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!

    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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  3. 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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  5. the-healthy-stoner:

    Snoop Dogg is the proof that you cant overdose on weed

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  7. stfukarla:

♡ i follow everyone back ♡
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  9. 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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  11. 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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  13. transcendencemovie:

TRANSCENDENCE is now playing everywhere - get tickets now!

    transcendencemovie:

    TRANSCENDENCE is now playing everywhere - get tickets now!

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  15. 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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  19. thetypeofpony:

Tons and tons and tons and tons of cables. I’ve got the hang of doing them without an extra needle by now and that’s a huge advantage. Still not too sure about the purple but I am so infatuated with the cables I’m hardly noticing. The pattern by the way is the "Irene" Scarf by Marina ORRY, I just ignored the bobble things on either side.

THAT IS SO FUCKING PRETTY.

    thetypeofpony:

    Tons and tons and tons and tons of cables. I’ve got the hang of doing them without an extra needle by now and that’s a huge advantage. Still not too sure about the purple but I am so infatuated with the cables I’m hardly noticing. The pattern by the way is the "Irene" Scarf by Marina ORRYI just ignored the bobble things on either side.

    THAT IS SO FUCKING PRETTY.

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  21. thecraftycrochet:

Saw this earlier today made by someone and whispered to myself, “I think so too…”

    thecraftycrochet:

    Saw this earlier today made by someone and whispered to myself, “I think so too…”

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  25. cosplayadoration:

    Hocus Pocus. / Costumes: Castle Corsetry / Models: Birds of Play as Winifred and Sarah Sanderson, Chrissy Lynn as Mary Sanderson & Strange Like That Cosplay as Billy Butcherson / Photographer: Joits Photography 

    The only one that I don’t think looks very convincing is the one playing Sarah Sanderson. The rest look amazing, though!

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  27. transcendencemovie:

    "We are not an enemy to our world…we are the ones who will save it."
    Follow Transcendence on Tumblr — Special 8pm screenings Thursday, April 17, starts everywhere Friday, April 18.

    I WISH I COULD GO SEE THIS TOMORROW!!!!! :( I hate being broke.

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