Adventure begins where plans end. Happy New Year! It's the start of a new year and a new decade. That is of course, only if you follow the Gregorian Calendar. If you've been following the blog for a bit, you'll know we like to pick themes for the year. Last year, was the Year of…Read more 2020: The Year of Exploration & Skill Building
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. ~ Winston Churchill Every January 1, we have a chance to remake ourselves. At the start of a new decade, this seems to be even more important, but really one can remake themselves at the start of every morning. You don't…Read more The Last Cheeseburger of 2019
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening. ~ Greta Garbo If you've ever lived in part of the British Empire, you will know what Boxing Day is all about. December 26 is Boxing Day in the United Kingdom. Servants were expected to serve the holiday feast…Read more Boxing Day Black Pudding
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal. ~ Lenore Hershey Craftvent is back on track! Well, as on track as it's going to be when I'm starting an event that's due to finish in the next 24 hours. I'm a process knitter. I'm here…Read more Craftvent Day Three: The Snips!
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. ~ Meister Eckhart My first attempt at Craftvent II didn't go according to plan. Taking advantage of the first attempt, I decided to change out the main color and go for a longer needle. This does not reflect how I feel about the event/kal as a…Read more Craftvent Take Two
Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either. ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman I was eagerly awaiting December 2 to see the first yarn for Craftvent only discover it was a fuzzy alpaca base. Mohair type yarns aren't a style of yarn I gravitate towards, and sadly, I can't wear…Read more Craftvent Day 2: The first yarn
Your greatness is not in what you have, but in what you give back. It's December 1. The holiday season is officially upon us. This year I find myself not making to do lists, but finding ways I can give back. This is my second year of Craftvent. Yes, last year's project is still uncompleted.…Read more Craftvent Day 1: The Journey Begins