This post was written before white supremacist terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol building yesterday, so please excuse the more carefree tone. Suffice to say, I wasn’t surprised at the treatment these violent extremists received from law enforcement, and the stark contrast from the Black Lives Matter protests last year, I was enraged. There is so […]Read More Hello, 2021
And I hope the door hits it on the way out. I also hope that you’ve made it to the end of this collectively horrid year. I’d say “I hope you’ve made it well,” but why add extra requirements? It was hard enough to make it here at all. So if you did, I’m proud […]Read More Goodbye, 2020
Long-time readers know I take a little hiatus between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of the projects I’m working on have to be kept secret, and less time writing means more time on said projects. I think one last WIP post would be the most apt way to wind down, since I feel like that was […]Read More ThanksKnitting in 2020
In the interest of being responsible, I wasn’t going to get a yarn advent calendar this year. They’re super fun, but I have two now that are just sitting in my stash, waiting to be turned into something useful. It was a bad idea to get more minis to just sit around idly. Then I […]Read More Mini ADVENTure Cowl KAL
In-person gatherings are, of course, still cancelled for the foreseeable future while cases are on the rise (stay home when you can, wash your hands, and wear your mask!). The Sunflower Knitter’s Guild decided to take a little advantage of that and booked Franklin Habit to speak at last night’s meeting! Franklin is a very […]Read More A Visit from Franklin Habit
After a rough week, I’m finally back at an equilibrium-level of general anxiety. So, it should be really easy for me to slip back into my regularly scheduled projects, right? Apparently not. Here’s my NaKniSweMo Dissent sweater. We’re a third of the way through the month, and I’m not even a third of the way […]Read More Where’s my Motivation?
Hope everyone is recovering from last week’s election, but is also ready to put in the work we still need to do! I was hoping to give you and update on my NaNoWriSweMo progress, but there hasn’t been much. Turns out existential dread is a poor environment for writing (fiction). My Dissent sweater provided a […]Read More Mastering the Tulip I-cord Machine
I am so close and so far away from finishing my 19th Amendment knits (to wear when I work the polls on Nov. 3). My Together We Stand is blocking, and all that’s left to do there is to weave in the ends. My plan was to make the Up to No Good mitts from […]Read More A Craft Quiz
In the last bit of silver lining hunting for a cancelled Faire this year, I did absolutely nothing. It was fantastic. Not to say I literally just sat and did nothing, but I wasn’t required to go anywhere. Unlike if there had been Faire this year, I would have froze outside in the wet and […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Final Weekend
I’m struggling a lot more again, and when I do that, I make plans (which is probably a huge reason why I haven’t been handling the current situation very well). I haven’t been writing (outside of work) very much lately, and I’d like to pick it back up again since National Novel Writing Month, or […]Read More NaNoWriSweMo?