It was a busy week this week, partially because of work and some house and personal tasks that needed to be done, but also because Tuesday was my birthday! Surprisingly I did not get any yarn or knitting-related items. However, I did get some birthday cash, which I converted into yarn and a couple knitting… Continue reading Birthday Week!
Somewhat oddly, this year I have not set myself any knitting goals. This year, I really need to focus on fitness, my weight, and some other wellness-related stuff. I have been getting regular exercise for about a month now. I got a Fitbit to help in tracking my activity, along with some other stuff. Getting… Continue reading Rare Non-Knitting Goal
Liz at HighlandHeffalump posted an interesting little quiz about happy places. Her questions are: Where are your happy place locations? Is there a memory you go to in your mind as a happy place? Is there one particular happy place location in the world you can’t wait to return to (once you are able to)?… Continue reading Happy Place Q&A
For the curious, you can track Santa either on NORAD’s Santa Tracker here or on Google’s Santa tracker here. They are both wacky yet informative fun 🙂 Happy Christmas Eve!
I recently found out about a very cool knitting app published by Nihon Vogue. It has a stitch symbol dictionary which also has videos on how to do the stitch, and also has some patterns built in, along with knitting Q&A. As usual, please excuse the terrible indoor nighttime photos. Search in either the App… Continue reading There’s An App for That
Today was cookie baking day at our house. We don’t ordinarily bother with cookies, or if we do it’s just a batch or two. Mom is a Christmas elf though, so this year cookies were happening! The fridge looked like this this morning – packed with doughs mixed earlier this week and ready to bake,… Continue reading Cookiemageddon
I’m taking a few classes at this weekend’s Vogue Knitting Live, and I had a little homework for one of them. The class is on mattress stitching, and asks you to do swatches ahead of time. 2 or 4 like the square one, and one of the triangle. The square swatches have me a bit… Continue reading Homework
We found a fabulous TV show the other night – The Repair Shop. This is a fabulous British show about a team of craftspeople who restore family heirlooms that people bring in to them. The objects’ owners always have interesting stories about the items and the reasons why they’d like them repaired. The craftspeople are… Continue reading Knitflix and Chill
We don’t do a ton of decorating for Christmas, but we do get lights up outside and do some lights and a smallish tree inside, plus put around some festive tchotchkes. And I spent the rest of the day knitting and watching Marvel movies 🙂 How was your Black Friday? Did you do any shopping?… Continue reading And Welcome to the Christmas Season