Maddy Douglass

Knitter, lawyer, and safer beauty advocate in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, and cheese plates.  


Some excuses, and some pictures.

I pride myself on being regular with my blogging. Though it takes an average of 4-5 hours to shoot & edit photos, write the content, set up the formatting, and then publish each little nugget of delight (think about  that 5x a week), it's worth it to me. So that's why it really bothers me when I have weeks where that just isn't possible. I know this may not seem like such a huge lapse to you in reader-land, but it is to me. This week, I was supposed to be posting about my family's amazing trip to Montréal and Quebec City from a few weeks ago. This obviously isn't happening.

Instead, I'd like to share some reasons (coughexcusescough) why not that illustrate my life of late, and some photographic accompaniment. These may or may not match the reasons in any particular fashion. That's just how I'm feeling today.



One of my two roommates moved out to go to graduate school (yay Lily!) and the other and I spent a solid two days swapping our rooms and moving additional furniture into the now-living room. This may or may not have involved swearing, sweating, and the knicking of a doorframe or two - but it's done. However, that activity (and my subsequent recuperation) took up the bulk of my weekend that I had planned to use for organizing and blogging.


I'm going to Seattle this upcoming weekend for Carly's sister's wedding, and I could not be more excited. However, this definitely puts a crimp in my blogging/organizing/life plans - I'm leaving tomorrow night after work, which means tonight is spent packing and planning, and the last few nights have been spent still unpacking from all this moving around. Yeesh. It's a lot. Sleep is not a friend that I know well lately.


I spend a lot of time with my family, on the regular. This doesn't involve sitting around setting up blog posts. This does involve grocery shopping, cooking, playing with the dogs, getting brunch, running errands, and generally being cats about town for a weekend.


I won't go into detail here, but I'm going through the ending of a relationship that has been going on in my life for a long, long time. That, in turn, means that I am busying myself with friends and family (see above) and knitting and cooking and sometimes just sitting around watching The Mindy Project as a distraction. If you know me at all, you know my life is already pretty full, so making it more full to keep my mind occupied has been necessary but exhausting. Blogging may fall by the wayside sometimes on this packed agenda.


I don't know if you know this, but Fall is pretty much primetime for knitters. My Etsy shop has been on hiatus for the past few months (being summer and all) but now is the time I need to really get back into it. I love knitting, I love making something out of nothing (or very little), and I love sharing that with other people... but it makes me anxious trying to manage all of the things I want to make and do with all of the things I actually have time to make and do. Those two lists just do not match up. I need to prioritize, and sometimes this space will be on hiatus in lieu of my shop.


Alright, I think that's just about everything that has been going on and will be going on in my life in the upcoming weeks! I hope to get back to my regularly scheduled blogging soon, but in the meantime, you can keep up on my Instagram and Twitter profiles. Thanks for understanding, all!

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