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September Salute

September, where did you go? Summer left and I miss it so. Bare skin, sunshine, warm sailing days slip into sweaters and shawlettes to combat the grey. The first grey weekend in eons gives me the opportunity to nest in my new studio space, plow ahead on indoor...

Iris Apfel documentary

Really, I just wanted 20 minutes of light television to keep me company while I knit before heading to bed. Instead, I found the Iris Apfel documentary It reminded me of the joy and inspiration when I saw the exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum a while back. Enjoy...

Can it really be August?

Once Boston Sailing Center‘s season opens in May, time flies by! If you catch my Instagram feed, water, wind and yarn photos reflect the days. #summer #boston A photo posted by Alanna Nelson (@tactiletravels) on Jul 6, 2016 at 5:13pm PDT That doesn’t mean...

Remembering Mothers

It hit me on Friday, shopping cart piled high with cedar mulch. My grandmothers, while no longer on this earth, accompany me to the garden center each spring. Achingly, tears well up. Grief, joy and thankfulness spill down my cheeks for the gratitude I feel for these...

Fibercamp Compendium 2016

Were you at FiberCamp 2016? I had a great time again. This year, I didn’t lead a single session. I didn’t even peruse the session pages until Thursday. Jumping into a pool of friends and tantalizing topics with abandon, I soaked myself in whatever seemed...