I am trying to get into the habit of blogging on a particular day, and not just whenever I feel like it. Because while I often feel like it, my brain usually convinces me that other things are more important and then the blogging never happens. So I am starting a program of Thursdays are… Continue reading Thursday Tips
I have migrated the website and blog yet again. The previous server was simply too damned expensive for the value it provided, so here we are elsewhere, again! While I am still all about the yarn and related crafts, I have also been expanding my publishing horizons into sewing and general craft - in fact… Continue reading Hey, is this thing on?
So Winter Storm Hercules came to visit. There is a fair amount of snow - 5" or so - but nothing those of us in the Northeast haven't successfully lived through several times before.LL had no school today which is awesome because neither one of us are morning people by nature, and we tend to… Continue reading Snow Day!
I find myself generally annoyed at this time of year - every year - and I haven't quite figured out why.Christmas overload? Unhappiness with progress during the year that's about to end? Twenty million emails about sales before Christmas, followed by twenty million more advertising post-Christmas sales? Not sure... but I am ready for it… Continue reading Crabby New Year!
There has been a fair amount of activity over on the Designers forum at Ravelry.com, tossing about the idea of a union. Again. The last time I posted on that forum it lead to death threats. That is not hyperbole. I do not post on that forum any more. But I have a few things… Continue reading Knowledge is power
Trying to get back in the blogging habit. I know I have said this in the past, but as Twitter (where I am @Hooked4Life) is getting me back into communicating with like-minded people mode, I find that sometimes I have things to say that 140 characters - or even 280! - can't quite cover.In today's… Continue reading Back in the saddle!
Ok, it's February but January was a bear of a month with tons of things to do - like Vogue Knitting Live in NYC, closely followed by TNNA which was in Phoenix this year.For VKL, I designed a pair of luscious fingerless gloves in Tosh Sock, in a beautiful colorway called Midnight in Manhattan which… Continue reading New year, new patterns.
On New Year's Day I took up the challenge issued by crochet supporter and good friend Laura Krzak, and spent part of the day making a chemo cap to donate. I chose Halos of Hope because the president, Pam Haschke, had done a really interesting episode of Getting Loopy with me - you can hear… Continue reading First project of 2012!
But here I am with time to blog, and no camera to hand, so I am going with the fact that it's probably better to get a post up than not, despite the lack of eye candy.Oh wait - a crappy picture is better than none, right?Look! It's my thumb, but also LL holding a… Continue reading Bits of thoughts
I have a Fedex account that I use all the time - ground for delivering print patterns and samples when I am actually ahead of schedule, and of course express in all its flavors when I am hot on the trail of a deadline, which is pretty often.I have two locations that I use frequently… Continue reading Odd ponderings