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About ahoytheship

A true-blood Mainer living and loving life through CrossFit, food, and fiber arts.

Open (and Shut)

The 5-week competition/slog/drama/party/inspiring saga that is the Crossfit Open (v. 2015 , natch) has come and gone. Differently this year for moi, however, was the intentional and direct approach I took to letting all the internal pressure I usually created … Continue reading

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State of the Union

Greetings and salutations, salut et bonjour, yo and what’s the haps. Let’s just start this all up again, shall we? Good? Good. KNITWEAR I made some cute things in 2014, including a pair of socks of which I do not … Continue reading

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Today, I laced up my shoes and set out for a jog, Daft Punk in earbuds, slowly pacing and letting the beats match my footfalls as the pavement passed behind me. I rarely run more than a mile in my … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Christmas Vacation

Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all in my abode, I was rushing and packing and on super knit mode. I was geared up for a long drive to family so dear, and visions of this stunner would sure soon … Continue reading

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Breathe…in…and out… I don’t want to dwell too much on everything else I have already said here. Again. I am embarrassed and saddened to claim the truth about this following statement, but after much reflection I can say with confidence … Continue reading

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A very strange thing happens to me every time I treat myself to a delicious and icy sorbet dessert from Milk & Honey in downtown Chattanooga (setting aside the oddity that I am more and more preferring their sorbets rather … Continue reading

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F.O. In knitting speak this means “finished object.” Or frickin…owesome. True story. But yes, you know what that means! The ugliest hat known to man practically flew off the needles, and is currently warming my head with double-stranded, day-glo goodness. … Continue reading

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