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Learning to Love Mindless Knitting

When I first started knitting, it took me forever to get the hang of the purl stitch. It made absolutely no sense to my brain, and I had to constantly practice to remember how to do it. It was probably the one technique I watched the most videos on to understand how...

The Condemned Gingerbread House

I don't consider myself to be a beginner baker. I've been baking in some form or another since I was a child, beginning with boxed cake mixes and working my way up to my grandma's butter cookies from scratch. Yet, this weekend made me feel like I knew absolutely...

Great Pumpkin Rising Cowl

Halloween was my favorite holiday as a child, and I still look forward to it every year. While I loved the candy, of course, my favorite part was dressing up in a costume. I often spent weeks trying to decide on exactly what I wanted to wear that year. When I was a...

Never Enough

About two weeks ago, I had my own personal "come to Jesus" moment about the Master Hand Knitting Program. I completely lost all confidence in my ability to complete the program. I've been stuck on the same two swatches basically since I started. No matter what I do,...

They Don’t Know That We Know They Know We Know

When I first started knitting, my teacher encouraged us to read and learn about different types of fibers and to watch Youtube videos on knitting stitches. But that was it. The most we discussed finishing was how to weave in ends. We never talked about how to care for...

Misha Made Me Do It

When Netflix became a streaming site instead of just DVDs, a whole world of new TV shows opened to me. My husband had started watching a little show called Supernatural. I remembered watching the first episode or so when it first premiered, but that was my first...

76 out of 100 Tiny Things and the Tiny Snitch

76. I have somehow managed to stick to this 100 day challenge for 75 days. I don't really know how this has happened, because by all accounts, I should have given up long ago, based on the fact that I've never even finished those silly Instagram 30 day photo...

Of Tiny Things and 25 Out of 100 Days

I've written previously about losing my desire to knit after having my daughter. As she's gotten older, (almost 17 months now!), it's beginning to come back. I still don't have a lot of time, but while she naps and on weekends when my husband isn't working, I get in...

Procrastiknitting

Procastiknitting is one of my biggest flaws. Currently, I'm supposed to be grading essays, but here I am, planning out a new project to knit instead since I just finished my next design (to be published soon, after test knitting is done!) Now, it's not that I won't...

Don’t Call It a Comeback

When I started this blog, I planned on actually keeping up with it. It seems like life just always has other plans, despite our best intentions though, doesn't it? Since my last post, life has twisted and turned even more. I've previously introduced myself as teacher....
99 Problems But Not Enough Projects Ain’t One
As the summer draws to a close, I'm reminded of all the projects I wanted to finish but didn't. (I did manage to finish one shawl, but haven't gotten around to taking pretty pictures because you know, Netflix/Hulu binging!) When I first started knitting, I did a great...
I Have a Blog!?
Oh, hi there! So....when I started this blog, I fully intended to make posts at least once or twice a month. Or more. Really any time I felt like writing, or published a new pattern on Ravelry. And then an incredibly unexpected thing happened: Long story short, my...
Minnie Ears
A while ago, I mentioned one of the reasons that I got into knitting and designing patterns was because my sewing skills are terrible. I'm always reminded about my inadequacies when it comes to sewing around Halloween. I have all of these grand ideas for costumes,...
Procrastiknitting
Procastiknitting is one of my biggest flaws. Currently, I'm supposed to be grading essays, but here I am, planning out a new project to knit instead since I just finished my next design (to be published soon, after test knitting is done!) Now, it's not that I won't...

Never Enough

About two weeks ago, I had my own personal "come to Jesus" moment about the Master Hand Knitting...

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Misha Made Me Do It

When Netflix became a streaming site instead of just DVDs, a whole world of new TV shows opened to me. My husband had started watching a little show called Supernatural. I remembered watching the first episode or so when it first premiered, but that was my first...

read more

76 out of 100 Tiny Things and the Tiny Snitch

76. I have somehow managed to stick to this 100 day challenge for 75 days. I don't really know how this has happened, because by all accounts, I should have given up long ago, based on the fact that I've never even finished those silly Instagram 30 day photo...

read more

Of Tiny Things and 25 Out of 100 Days

I've written previously about losing my desire to knit after having my daughter. As she's gotten older, (almost 17 months now!), it's beginning to come back. I still don't have a lot of time, but while she naps and on weekends when my husband isn't working, I get in...

read more

Procrastiknitting

Procastiknitting is one of my biggest flaws. Currently, I'm supposed to be grading essays, but here I am, planning out a new project to knit instead since I just finished my next design (to be published soon, after test knitting is done!) Now, it's not that I won't...

read more

Don’t Call It a Comeback

When I started this blog, I planned on actually keeping up with it. It seems like life just always has other plans, despite our best intentions though, doesn't it? Since my last post, life has twisted and turned even more. I've previously introduced myself as teacher....

read more

Minnie Ears

A while ago, I mentioned one of the reasons that I got into knitting and designing patterns was because my sewing skills are terrible. I'm always reminded about my inadequacies when it comes to sewing around Halloween. I have all of these grand ideas for costumes,...

read more