live knitting

I work at a colonial era living history farm and one of our big, long-term projects has been processing the wool we sheared from our sheep back in the spring.  We had to wash, card, spin and dye the wool and now we’re finally ready to knit!  One of my coworkers made a very cozy hat using some of the different colors we were able to create from dyes like black walnut and acorn.  

hogwarts houses & christmas asethetics

gryffindor ; slipping into coffee shops to keep out of the cold, big cozy parkas, snow ball fights - no - snow ball wars, flannel, doc martens, board games by the fire, building excessive snow forts, ugly christmas sweaters, big knit mittens, living in leggings or skinny jeans despite the cold, eating all the christmas oranges and all the baking before anyone else can, watching arthur christmas, putting up the tree on december 1st, trying to stay up all night christmas eve

ravenclaw ; reading under heavy blankets, braving the cold to take pictures of the trees when they’re perfectly dusted with snow, cashmere turtlenecks, always holding a cup of steaming tea, reading robert frost, burning candles to stay warm, mom jeans and big woolly socks, baking cinnamon buns, putting up all the fairy lights, building igloos, making paper snowflakes, watching the polar express, always cold and sleepy

hufflepuff ; oversized woolly scarves, chatting and reading by the fire, hot cocoa with heaps of whipped cream, bean boots, walks through fields of snow, baking sugar cookies, making snow angels, walking around the house with a blanket wrapped around them, always smelling like a warm vanilla candle, knitting everything, picking out christmas trees, always in holiday pyjamas, making christmas puns, planting poinsettias, watching elf over and over and over  

slytherin ; still walking around in heels like the snow and ice don’t exist, slim fitting woolen overcoats, all black everything, apparently never cold, beanies with a fur pom pom, watching the snow fall late at night, leather gloves, decorating with ivy and mistletoe, building snowmen and ice sculptures, berry lipstick stains on red starbucks cups, watching the holiday, waking up way too early christmas morning and getting up anyways

Healing

Originally posted by jishooua

Living in a close knit community has always been both a blessing and a curse. There is always someone to lean on should you ever need them and there is never a community event where you are left alone for lack of acquaintances but it seems that everyone knows absolutely everything about you, your family, and your life history. For every concerned neighbor and helping hand, there is also a prying eye and an open ear.

Another thing that could be considered both a blessing and a curse is be the community gatherings. Having such a close knit community means that block parties, holiday parties, and birthday parties are nearly weekly occurrences and always mean a large turnout. They also mean that you have no choice but to show up or your family will face the constant questions about your whereabouts.

When you left for college, you thought that you could leave these parties behind. You don’t hate them, they’re fine, but you’ve never been fond of large crowds and noise. Unfortunately, these community events always consist of both. You thought that because you were hours away, living your life and studying, you would have a reasonable enough excuse to miss them.

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Baby Don’t Sleep - Clipping. at The Knitting Factory

Clipping. at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY (October 26th, 2016)

Disclaimer: The darkness isn’t the video, it was like that in person too; there was very little lighting during their entire set.

It was a week ago now, and I swear, I’m still on a high from seeing them rock the stage live.

Good, Christ-centered community and loyal friendship is not always easy to find. Finding people who have similar ambitions. passions and convictions is something many people desire. However, even when you find it, there will always be differences and challenges that arise in these relations. Why? Because we are all human, and no human relationship is perfect. However, we cannot live our lives without other people. Whether you go to school or work with hundreds of people who are very different from you, or you live in a close-knit smalltown where everyone knows everyone, or you attend a big church where you know a few people, but haven’t connected with too many people, you will likely have to see and interact with people at someone point and at some point, you will be overwhelmed with a relationship in your life. Maybe it’s:

1. A dating a relationship that has several challenges
2. Dynamics in your friend groups are starting to change and you’re in the middle
3. Something you’ve noticed in your local community or church but because everyone is so close, you have no idea how to talk about it
4. The people you work with/go to school with are very different than you and you struggle relating them to them, yet, you have to see them everyday
5. A family relationship where you know that there’s a lot to be dealt with it, but every time it’s discusses, it seems to not get anywhere.

No matter what those dynamics in your life are, remember this truth:

I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
- Psalm 16:8 (NLT)

God is beside you when you’re struggling to find good community. He’s there when you’re trying to be a positive example for your friends. He’s there when you’re helping a family member in a difficult situation. He’s there when you’re sharing your passions and dreams with people and you’re not sure how they’ll respond. God is always there, so seek Him about every aspect of every relationship in your life, every single day.

Written by @morganhnichols for #QWCDevos

More Yakunoya HCs

-Noya hugs are like the best things ever and Yaku lives for them.
- Noya knits sweaters like a boss and does it for all his friends. The one he gives Yaku is crimson red and says “Nishinoya’s receiver”
-Yaku throws a fit but Noya sees him wearing it the next week.
-They have movie night ever Friday night.
-Noya likes watching action movies and, like Tanaka has said, goes “WOAHH” or “YASSS” throughout the whole movie while jumping on the couch. Yaku usually rolls his eyes but finds it endearing.
-Yaku likes horror/thriller films. It’s not a widely known fact but he loves those gory death scenes and haunting images of ghosts and what not. Noya in all his manliness tries his best not to freak out but all the movies are just so damn scary he just buries his face in Yaku’s neck and Yaku soothingly hugs him. But of course it’s totally understandable if Noya gets absolutely terrified when he hears Yaku laughing as a killer with a chainsaw slices a girl’s head off.
-When they go out for drinks and casual chatter, Yaku would order milk tea because milk tea is good and Noya would attempt to get the sugariest thing ever and Yaku just needs to restrain him because 1) Diabetes risk. 2) Noya + 10x more sugar intake than normal is a hurricane waiting to happen.
-Yaku and Suga chat alot. Like Alot. So sometimes Suga would just send the c u t e s t pictures of Noya some of them include drooling on Tanaka’s shoulder on the bus, hugging a random dog, hugging Hinata (which adds 1000 times more cuteness to any picture.), etc.
-Suga is a troll so he sends those pictures when Yaku is in VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE and Kuroo and Kenma share a knowing look when they see their precious Yakkun blushing from ear to ear staring at his phone in his shaky hands.
-“Hmmm~ Yakkun whatchu got there~~~”
-“NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS BACK OFF KUROO.”
-“Yaku-kun… Shouyou sent me more pictures of Nishinoya-san would you like them?”
-“Y-yes… please…”
-Kuroo and Nishinoya are good friends and Kuroo secretly sends him Yaku pics that he and Kenma take. No one dares to tell Yaku. Yet.
-Noya goes to Yaku’s University and they become roommates!!
-They share Garigari-kun popsicle sticks while watching the sunset and chatting together on the beach.
-Nights spent just lazing on the couch and watching mindless television while  cuddling.
-Tanaka and Yaku surprisingly get along really well.
-“He’s just like another Tora.”
-Tanaka sees him as another super cool mom senpai.
-So sometimes Yaku babysits the tanatoranoya trio with Ennoshita.
-Ennoshita and Yaku sit like Adults™ and talk like Adults™ while the other 3 goof off and do tanatoranoya things.
-It’s fun though and Ennoshita and Yaku are like long lost mother like siblings.
-Yaku likes kissing Noya on the forehead because 1) Noya blushing is ADORABLE. 2) He likes to be reminded that he’s taller than Noya.
-Noya likes to stare at Yaku sometimes.
-“What’s the matter, Yuu?”
-“Just admiring some beautiful art.” *winks*
-Say goodbye to Yaku’s heart.
-When Yaku actually ditches his pride and says cute pick up lines, it makes Noya’s heart flutter.
-Say goodbye to both their hearts.

  • Other zombie media: The world is a dark and ugly place. Not much hope left. Can't even trust your own family. We're all murdering and cannibalizing each other. Humanity is doomed.
  • Zombies, Run!: We built a safe town on a little farm in the U.K.! :) Everyone who works hard is welcome to live here. :) Knitting club is on Wednesdays and sometimes we have parties! Our friendly neighbors who live in a nearby castle have art therapy and creative writing classes to deal with their trauma. Sure, things are bad sometimes and people die occasionally, but we can get through anything if we stick together! But if you mess with us in any way, you will seriously suffer. :) :) :) I'm sure you won't mess with us. Who wants to play Demons and Darkness?!