A Year of Projects: Weeks 6/7

I’m not going to get down on myself for not updating recently. I’ve been creating furiously, however, I haven’t been compelled to SIT and write about it. In fact, I’ve been having a difficult time sitting still for any length of time to concentrate on “computer” stuff. It is what it is, but that doesn’tContinue reading “A Year of Projects: Weeks 6/7”

Occupied. Ish.

It would appear that I have taken an unintentional hiatus from blogging. Whoops!! I also haven’t been engaging with social media much (posing or perusing). No real reason. I HAVE been listening to audio books verging on obsessively, for the last week…. yeah. We’ll blame that. What have I been up to? I’ve also beenContinue reading “Occupied. Ish.”

New Project. What??

As I was headed to the big box craft store the other day, I lamented not having a neutral scarf/shawl/wrap. I also had recently lamented my lack of current crochet projects, my active crochet WIP effectively zero (aghast). I picked up two cakes of Lion Brand Mandala in the colorway Harpy; a black to off-whiteContinue reading “New Project. What??”

Year of Projects: Week 52

Wrap it up, B! Welcome! This post culminates my first year participating in YOP (Year of Projects), a Ravelry group loosely affiliated in sharing goals and accomplishments via blog for 52 consecutive weeks. The group is in its 11th year; I will participate for another year. I’m going to call my first year goal ambitious.Continue reading “Year of Projects: Week 52”

Acute-ly Stashbusting

For years, I have stoutly refused to make the same pattern twice. But as the designer, I can make the same pattern repeatedly. What’s that about? The Acute Shawl (Rav link) is no exception to my multiple makes of my own patterns. This one is my 4th, and is different than all the others! ItsContinue reading “Acute-ly Stashbusting”

Year of Projects: Week 37

I can unveil my baby gifts for my bestie, her shower was yesterday. It was great to see her and share a wonderful day outside. For the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman, I made the smallest, the 134 c/o, with a large gauge (I think I had 4.75 stitches/in on a size 8/5mm). IContinue reading “Year of Projects: Week 37”

Year of Projects: Week 27

I’ve been working almost exclusively on the “Right Round” Project. I am currently about 55% of the way through the project and I love it more every day! The fingering weight yarn and size 3 needles are not particularly quick, but the project is really great. I’m already planning a cowl version AND a “windscreen”-cowlContinue reading “Year of Projects: Week 27”

#YarniaPix2021 Recap

I decided to participate in a January Photo Challenge, which tagged #YarniaPix2021, on Instagram starting the first of the month. It really inspired me to wear my FOs! On Instagram, I listed the pattern, designer, yarn and colorway where applicable there too. In case you don’t use Instagram, I’ve made a gallery of most ofContinue reading “#YarniaPix2021 Recap”

Baby, Take a Break.

A number of connotations in the title, this being Friday, the 8th of January, 2021 and all. First, I need a break from the news cycle. The insurrection of the 6th is still being processed in my mind; I have a lot of feelings right now. None of them are sympathetic to the perpetrators terrorizingContinue reading “Baby, Take a Break.”

Goals and Intentions- January 2021 (and beyond)

Guerilla Gifting. Last spring, I started randomly sending my friends makes. It made me feel good, and I got to create without the guilt of hoarding finished objects. AND since they were surprise, just because I love you, gifts there were NO timelines, no strings attached. Let’s be honest, how many hats do you ACTUALLYContinue reading “Goals and Intentions- January 2021 (and beyond)”