Category: fun

  • New! New! New!

    Pattern Releases! I released two patterns this week! Actually, I spent most of Thursday releasing patterns on Ravelry. And part of Friday doing the social media promotion, which is super exhausting. Seriously, social media drains me. People who can promote their businesses and projects daily: I commend you! There must be a secret. But I […]

  • This Wild Life

    Here at my house, the whirlwind of Easter/Spring Break/my first born’s birthday is still in full swing. Easter was the usual TOO MUCH candy. I went to Target and just indiscriminately threw bags into the cart. There was SO much candy that I had to go purchase more reusable plastic eggs, and there are still […]

  • Reflections on Design.

    I’ve mentioned that I’ve been unofficially designing for almost as long as I’ve been knitting. Creatively exploring my skill boundaries has been fun for me. I get an idea or a shape or a color pattern in my head, and I do my best to try and get it out in yarn. My current WIP/development […]

  • A Year of Projects: Weeks 28, 29, 30

    I blink and ALL OF A SUDDEN, its the end of March. AND the first day of spring. I for one am looking forward to blooming trees, flowers, growing grass, and open windows. I am NOT excited for the pollen-ing, but I can’t expect all the wins. My allergies are waiting to wallop me with […]

  • February 2022 Haiku Wrap-up

    I impulsively decided to write (at least) one Haiku a day for the month of February. I wrote 36!! Mostly just to see if I could. I used inspiration from my daily life to create some truly ATROCIOUS poetry. I then unleashed it on the world via Instagram and my Personal Facebook. Just in case […]

  • Create, Poorly.

    By the time most Januarys are over I hit what I affectionately call the doldrums of winter. All the fun stuff of winter (December holidays, my birthday) have all passed, and I’m left with dead grass and bleak skies. I did a January photo challenge with my handmades the past two years, and its been […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: A PERFECT Zipper Pouch

    The word perfect is loaded. Its not so much that the pouch is perfect, but the zipper is SUBLIME. It started Sunday morning when I was checking my email and there was a post on Bloglovin’ about “How to Shorten a Nylon Zipper” from SOTAK Handmade. I don’t usually watch YouTube tutorials, because there is […]

  • All the HATS.

    Recently, I’ve made A LOT of hats. SO MANY HATS. 4 out of 5 of my most recent pattern releases have been hats. AND I have at least ONE additional hat pattern to release in the near future (the flat spiral one). Here are some reasons I love making hats: Great way to test out […]

  • A Year of Projects: Week 20

    I’ve been pretty monogamous on my Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend sweater (my spouse named it for me), I am on the first sleeve. The torso is MOSTLY done, but I’m not sure how I want to do the bottom. Which means that is on hold. No new pictures of the sweater. Here is […]

  • A Year of Projects: Weeks 15, 16, 17, 18

    Oh, hi. Its me. I know its been about a month since I did my YOP update. So here is some stuff I accomplished in December of 2021. We/I did a LOT of holiday stuff. I baked 10 different types of cookies. Ate SOOOO many cookies. Mailed 18 packages, 60 holiday cards. Used ALL OF […]

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