Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bullet Journaling

I have noticed that my cell phone calendar just doesn't offer the tools I like, er, rather it's better to say that it doesn't have what I need.
I can't tell you how many times I've been late to an appt because I input the wrong time.
Therefore, I've found that I don't use it.

When I saw a YouTube video about bullet journaling, I knew I had to try it.
I'm finding that (I think) I really like it.  It's been two days, but I've already crossed something off in the to-do area.

Plus, I'm feeling out a new sense of creativity.
I'm practicing my penmanship skills, too

This is my practice version.  I'm doing the system w/out fear of making mistakes.  The thing that's so great about this system is that you can make it totally streamlined to what YOU want & need.
I've already got some new journals picked out on Amazon as well as some new writing implements.

I'm looking forward to telling y'all how great it's working for me.
As I heard in the video, this is the difference between busy or being productive.

Sounds like a win to me!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

I am still alive

Not that you would know it from my posting history.
Ah well.

I've been knitting.  Mostly socks.
Currently, I am doing a test knit for ArohaKnits on Ravelry.

Then Comes Spring Shawl

It's a bit blurry, I know, but ya get the idea.

I'm nearly finished.  I got held back because I ran out of yarn.  I know....
That's never happened to anyone but myself.  The shame.

I already had the yarn on hand, albeit just the one skein.  When I acctually checked the yardage and realized I was short it was too late to get more before I ran out.

Madelinetosh Merino Light in Big Sur.
Further deets on Rav.

Spring is making a big appearance around here and I still have little desire for gardening.  I'm sure that'll change as the temps get a bit warmer.

Hope all of you are well and knitting away.... Enjoy!

Editing here to show finished item!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace, 
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.

So, as you stand upon a shore, 
Gazing at a beautiful sea - remember me.

As you look in awe at a mighty forest
and its grand majesty - remember me.

As you look upon a flower and
admire its simplicity - remember me.

Remember me in your heart,
your thoughts, your memories of 
the times we loved,

The times we cried, the times we fought,
the times we laughed.

For if you always think of me,
I will never be gone.

- Anonymous

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I can feel my crochet

coming on!

With these, in particular.

Oiy.  Yes, these are knitted.  I'll get to the crochet in a sec.

How about, right here?  
A nice little Cathedral Motif.

Cathedral Motif by Pierrot
I linked kaitybee's version of the Cathedral Motif from Rav, as she has written out the pattern from the charted version at Pierrot's web site which only has a chart.
I'm dreaming up some pretty awesome color combinations.  

Yep, I am

Triple Puff Crochet Granny Square from Pasta and Patchwork.  

So much yarn, so little time!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I'm Knitting

Yes.  My last crochet phase is over, so I'm back to the knitting.

These are my current projects.

Soubrette by Mary Anarella

Using a dove grey in Cascade Heritage sock.  Just about finished with the body.

Izhitsa by Patusha

Using a fingering weight, Chocolate covered berries by Seejayneknits over on Etsy.

Whisper by Hannah Fettig

Yep, another Whisper, It's only my 2nd one, with some lace from Mountain Colors in Red Tail Hawk.

No, these aren't the actual project photo's, obviously, I think.

I'm also going to play around with this one. 

With some Redheart acrylic, worsted weight, doubled.

I'm thinking rug.  I'll let ya know on this one.

I don't even have one project page set up of any of these.  I've been a tad lazy in that regard.

What are you working on??

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Just simply lovely.

Sentinel by Mary-Anne Mace in lace weight.

Ode by Svetlana Longinova in lace weight.

Candlelit Shawl by Helen Stewart in Madeline Tosh Sock.

This is my first Thanksgiving in oh, about 20 years that I will not be cooking.  For like, two days prior to and the day of the feast.
We are going out for dinner with #1 son and his wife.  Our daughter is going to her gentleman friend's family home.
I feel so relaxed.  So completely relaxed.
We'll do dinner, the guys are going back to son's house for football watching whilst dil and I may do some shopping.

Peace and love to you all this Thanksgiving day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Pattern

This pattern is free on Ravelry for 24 hours.
I don't know when it expires, so get it now, if you'd like.

Edited to say that this in no longer a free pattern but it is still available on Ravelry.
Same links apply.

Hope both my readers say this.

Sandhurst Jumper by Jaqueline van Dillen

DK weight
And simply gorgeous.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm looking....

Yep, I'm back to the knitting.
I'm looking for a sweater project because the million patterns I already have just aren't doin' it for me.
Of course.

This is pretty cool.
Escher by Alexis Winslow
Fingering weight and I'm intrigued by the color options.

Skew by Kyoko Nakoyoshi
Worsted weight.
I like these kinds of patterns.  Open and flow-y.

Millisande by Anne McCauley
Worsted weight.

Corbara by Christina Ghirlanda
Worsted weight.
Again with the flow-y and color options

And whata'ya know, they're all from the Wool People Vol. 8 Collection.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Freebie Friday

Rippenschal by Margarete Dolff

Leaf Coaster by Jos Crocheteria

Beans the Cat by Linda Dawkins

Izhitsa by Patusha

I think I'm going to be casting this on very soon as I've finished my Circle of Friends bedspread!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I got nuthin.

Except, this.
And these.

Mara by Madelinetosh

I keep seeing how this is a favorite shawl pattern for a lot of people.  It's been in my queue for quite a while now.

I really wanna do a vest.  I just got some long sleeve t-shirts and it'd go so good with them.

Climbing Ivy Vest by Cheryl Cho

Blooming Shawl by Sachiko Uemura

Keep on kittin' kids.  Or crocheting.
I'm about 2/3's finished on the crochet blanket.

Knitting, here I come!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pretty nails

Keeping a nail theme going here.
I am going to try this.
Like, today.

Ok, maybe not today exactly, but soon.  ish.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


This is just brilliant.

The $40.00 price tag, not so much.

But still, brilliant.

So cool to knit with the stuff you need close at hand.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Mash up

Every now and again I need to get my DIY on.

For instance, I think these are so clever.

Punch out some shapes from pretty autumn leaves.

Not sure exactly what to do with them.  I'm sure the possibilities are endless.

Ok, so yeah, not so much DIY, but can I just say, yes!!!

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquers

Dark like me

Birdie Num Num

Gay Pony

Kings and Thieves 

There are a few more over on their site which you can get to by making a click on the pictures.

Meanwhile, here in the asylum, I'm using Revlon Red.  Avery pretty, warm, and russet red.

Be inspired, paint your nails something gorge!

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Passe-partout Shawl
Tres' pretty.

Free pattern.
Just click picture.

I really, really love this.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Just some stuff...

Whilst I am working on what I am calling 'the project', I was sort of really trying hard to not look at too much knitting stuff over on Ravelry.
You can imagine how that's working out.

Hovineidon hienommat by Tina Kuu

Can you believe such gorgeousness exists?!  Awesome way to show off some pretty solid color sock yarns.
Free pattern.  Here. 

Wake by Veronik Avery

I am really loving this design as I think the lines in this would be super flattering for everyone! Not a free pattern, but yanno, some things are just worth it.  Clicky on the pic for link. 

Wispy by JumpersCableKnitting.

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this pattern, but I just adore it!
So versatile for any yarn choices.

Be well, and knit on!