Behold…a finished sock! Over the weekend I managed to complete sock number one. Once I got past the gusset, things went quickly. With the help of the YouTube videos I’d been watching, I managed the toe shaping and the Kitchener stitch closure. I anticipated problems with the Kitchener stitch as I’ve heard other people in … More Thursday Sock-Along: The Finished Sock
If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve been knitting for around 15 years or so. I’m not the greatest knitter, nor am I the most knowledgeable knitter. And I’m certainly not the most adventurous knitter. The projects I’ve attempted have been wraps, afghans, scarves, and dishcloths. I’ve stayed put in my comfort zone, which … More Thursday Sock-Along: My First Sock
Lately, I’ve been busier than usual. A few months ago I made the decision to go back to school. My current “career” has turned into nothing more than a dead-end job. Earning a living as a novelist is my dream, but realistically that doesn’t happen overnight, and most writers do have day jobs. Since my … More A Reading Challenge
On February 24th, I started writing the first draft of my first novel. This isn’t the first time I’ve started the first draft of my so-called first novel. I’ve developed–and perfected–a start/stop method of writing, where I plan and plan and plan, then after spending waayyyy too much time in the planning phase, I will finally … More The First Draft
A couple of weeks ago while doing my grocery shopping, I was down the paper goods aisle perusing the toilet paper. As I grabbed for the double-rolled, econo-sized twelve-pack that I usually get, I noticed something different on the shelf above. Same brand. Same econo-sized twelve-pack, only this one was lavender-scented. Lavender-scented toilet paper! Holy … More Scented Toilet Paper – Yay or Nay?
Here it is, March 4th and I’m finally getting to my first post of the year. Clearly, it’s taken me a little while to get my act together. The truth is I’ve been mulling over whether or not I want to keep this blog going. I never aspired for this site to be anything more … More Focus On The Important Stuff
I haven’t blogged much at all this year. In fact, this is only my third post of 2015. I do plan to get back into the swing of things next year. Just wanted to write a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! See you all next year!
I am officially declaring Elin Hilderbrand as one of my new favorite authors. Last year, I read Beautiful Day, thoroughly enjoyed it, and decided then that I would be reading more books by this author. The Blue Bistro was a definite page turner for me, and the perfect beach read. I loved this book. It’s a story that takes … More Book Review: The Blue Bistro