life looks like this. / by jen geigley

Biggest change/upgrade for 2010 for Bo and I? New phones. I know ... this is so not a big deal, but we have joined the 20th Century and now have text messaging. This is major for me since I'm not a huge phone-talker. And Pandora on my phone? Awesome. Texts from Yana and Erin and Vee? Triple awesome.

This guy is looking pretty cool hanging out in my craft room. (2010 Letterpress Calendar by 1Canoe2.)

Just busted out this kit (finally!) from The Dozens. There are so many rad things inside and I can't wait to have a couple of hours to mess around with it.

Washi tape, direct from Tokyo! These are the prettiest colors, I swear. My favorites. (from Origamisan and UGUiSU.)

Best packaging in the universe = Moosejaw.

This week, I tried to make a t-shirt scarf/necklace thing.

Not completely sure how I feel about it yet ... ;)

New project on the needles = Oatmeal Pullover by Jane Richmond. Mine is going to be in the Lion Brand snapdragon/moss color, my fave shade of green.

Best artwork of 2010, by little Lo. She draws and paints faces on every piece of paper I give her, and I want to keep them all.

Cold winter days = adventures in mom's closet.

Watch out, Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Tonight, I'm off to start another sesh of my beginners' knitting class at Ephemera in the East Village. (Just a couple of photos from my last class, taken by the lovely Karen.)

It has been so much fun – serious fun – sending out new knitters into the cold, wintry night. Our last group of girls was such a blast; there was a lot of joking and storytelling going on along with the dropped stitches and first few rows of knitted success. I wouldn't consider myself a teacher at all, but this is more like conversation (with a little bit of instruction) anyway. It's good, and being able to share this hobby is golden.