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What A Week!

“Jam packed with emotion, this was a week of endings, beginnings, celebrations and remembrance.”

Changes and New Beginnings

There’s been a lot happening in the world of Kim Shaffir Designs! This blog is being relaunched as of today with more musings about knitting, designing and life. I’m looking forward to getting back into writing on a more regular basis. On the knitting front, I finished my first knit of 2023! I’d been wanting…

Stuff

Has it really been over a month since I last posted? I’ve written several posts in my head but have been dealing with so much stuff lately, that I just haven’t found time to write them down. Work stuff, life stuff and well, just a lot of actual stuff like books, clothes, Christmas decorations and…

“There Are No Deadlines”

The past few weeks have been a long stretch of life’s complications and stress leaving little room for knitting or writing. I finished a new design three weeks ago, but found little time to write up the pattern. Hours of Zoom meetings at the job that pays the bills, left me less than eager to…

The Wonder of Simple Pleasures

Modern day life can be hectic and all consuming leaving one feeling stressed a d depleted. It’s nice to take the time to put all that aside and revel in simple pleasures. A new path to explore. The beauty of flowers growing beside a rock bed. Early morning raindrops clinging to pine needles. A still…

Support, Encouragement & Love

Last week was a great week.  I accomplished a long held goal.  I’m no longer an aspiring knitting pattern designer, I AM a knitting pattern designer.  I published my very first knitting pattern on Ravelry this past Wednesday. You can find it here.   More importantly, I was reminded of how supportive and uplifting most people can be.  We often…

WIP!

Happy Work In Progress Wednesday!  My main WIP is my first pattern design which is scheduled to go live on Ravelry in just one week. I’ve been busy tweaking the pattern and answering questions from my test knitters. I’m very excited and counting down the days until the pattern goes live. You can read about the…

Recharging with Mother Nature

Knitting took somewhat of a backseat this weekend to Mother Nature. The weather was perfect and I just needed to be outside to recharge and clear my head. This rejuvenation began with my weekly Saturday morning walk. My friend Laura began this weekly ritual in January 2019 and I’ve come to look forward to it…

We Get To Hug !

This post is not what I had planned to write but it’s what I need to write. It’s not about knitting. It’s about life and the things that are important. In 2019, at Christmas, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and my husband and I gathered at the home of my daughter Kira and her husband Cullen.…

Road Trip

Yesterday was Local Yarn Shop Day and I hope, if you’re a crafter, you visited your LYS and gave them some love and support!  This past year has been so hard on small businesses.  I had plans yesterday so was unable to stop into my LYS, Knits and Pieces, but I’ll be popping in later today to…

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