I have knit 5 rows of the swatch and whoa! I have to start over. This is such a change from last weekend when I knit a pair of mittens in a day. I cruised through the pattern, my friends said, “wow” and I wore the new mittens all week during the polar vortex. But,… Read More Patty Lyons, I’m In Over My Head!
Once again, it is winter, it is -25 degrees air temp outside, and once again I am blessed to be inside my sisters fabulous cabin in the woods. Last year I was in the cabin with my sister and her dog Guinness. I like Guinness, but he ate my mitten. Read about it here. This… Read More New Mittens
I am so excited to start my next project. It is not felt clogs. It is actually my first official KAL (knit a long). The pattern is the Labadee Cowl by Patty Lyons. I think this must be Patty. The pattern is not rated beginner, intermediate or advanced. It does start with an I-cord cast… Read More Finishing Fiber Trends Felt Clogs Fast
My latest podcast discovery is #amwriting and I love it. Jess and KJ host this podcast to share all aspects of writing, the most important of which is part of the tag line, “…and keep your butt in the chair.” KJ and Jess inspire me to do just that. I even won NaNoWriMo in November… Read More Podcast Crushing On #amwriting
I’m not going to finish… That is it! I can’t work this hard to read a book, so I am done after chapter 4. The book is already in the “return to the library” pile. Many years ago I gave myself permission to quit reading a book it I was not enjoying the read. The… Read More I’m Not Going To Finish, And Finished!
This week I am highlighting books, podcasts, or thought leaders who have had a lasting impact on how I see the world. I am starting with Laura Vanderkam. Her book 168 Hours You Have More Time Than You Think totally changed my perspective on time. As a mom with 5 kids and a husband and… Read More Crush Of The Day Laura Vanderkam
A few weeks ago, 2 of our daughters joined us for a production of The Haunting Of Hill House. It was amazing to see the production being performed inside the Jame J Hill House. The book and the JJ Hill house are not at all related. And from what I hear, the new Netflix series… Read More The Haunting Of Hill House and NaNoWriMo
For November I choose writing. It took some thinking and justifying and waffling from “of course,” to “do I really have time?”. What pushed me towards signing up for NaNoWriMo was a new writing group that I joined last night, The Knight Writers. It was a group of 10 women who are in very different… Read More NaNoWriMo vs. Knitting
Recently my daughter and I became FitBit Friends. Here is our dashboard for this week. Notice the three bubbles after her name. Last week she beat me by many, many steps. This week I have more:) What I found interesting is the bubbles after her name. I can send one of three messages to her… Read More Is Taunting Encouraging?
On Saturday kid #5 performed at a recital. She is a student of Anna’s, from Hearts Performing Arts. Anna comes to our house once a week, and while I make dinner Anna leads kid #5 through a voice lesson. Even our dog Stella loves to sit outside the door and listen to the beautiful vocals… Read More Hearts Performing Arts Leadership Is Awesome!
Wow! This is such a fantastic book. It is truly magical. I am going to see if it is at my newly remodeled LYS, 3 Kittens Needle Arts, and if not I will be buying it from Amazon. You can get it here by clicking on the book below. The book is created by two… Read More A Magical Knitting Book
First of all, I am having a crochet binge. It started by cleaning out a closet and finding some cotton yarn. Then I realized I needed more dish cloths, and then I had to admit that crocheting is faster than knitting. And so it began. I’m not sure how I created the “butterfly effect” with… Read More September Ramblings