Author Archives: zenren

About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.

An Orchid Hat for My Daughter

My daughter saw me working on the Frostfangs Hat  the other day, and asked if I would be able to make her a hat with orchids on it. I searched ravelry and didn’t see anything that fit her request, so I … Continue reading

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Owls, Dragonflies, and Waiting for Rain

A friend of mine recently had a little boy. While she was pregnant they chose not to find out if the baby was a boy, or a girl – but they had decided to do the nursery in an owl … Continue reading

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Too Much Christmas Knitting?

I may have began, or planned, too many projects to complete before Christmas. A common problem most knitters face, but I have successfully been able to pull it off in years past. I think deciding to knit the extra hat … Continue reading

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Yak Yarn and Owls.

I just finished the Hoot Cardigan for a friend’s new baby. She did not find out the gender of her baby before the big day, so I had to choose a pattern that would work either way, and her nursery theme … Continue reading

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Hello There!

So I havent been blogging for a while. Almost a year, actually. Im not really sure why. I have continued to knit many projects over the last year. Maybe I will do a mass update and show you everything… Today … Continue reading

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Dreambird Progress and a Leafy Shawl

I have been diligently working on my Dreambird Shawl, and really enjoying it. I followed the written instructions for the first feather, but after I understood the pattern I started to just follow page 16 with the row-by-row stitch count. … Continue reading

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Trevor is here!

My sister gave birth to my Godson, Trevor John, on Monday July 14th, 2014 at 0913. He weighed in at 6lbs 10ozs and was 20.25 inches long. She called me at about 0530 that Monday morning and said she was … Continue reading

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