2014 Goals for a New Year

I much prefer the idea of new goals to ‘resolutions’ – mostly because a resolution seems, to me, to indicate a list of constant behaviors you have to be always doing or, more often than not, refraining from (like eating sweets, sleeping in, skipping the gym etc.). It sort of reminds me of Lent in…

Looking Back on 2013

This was a year of trying to get stuff into working order, and largely, it went very well. I moved into a much better apt with much better facilities, in a very nice neighborhood. I was able to see friends at weekly knitting about once a week, and spend the evening enjoying company in a…

New Stitch Markers From Those Upcycled Bracelets!

Remember way back when (ahem, a week ago) I was posting pretty, pretty pictures of those broken bracelets? Here let me refresh your memory: Well, I’m happy to say that those bracelets have since been TRANSFORMED into several sets of gorgeous stitch markers! So far I’ve posted these two sets on Etsy (since lord knows…

Beads, Glorious Salvaged Beads!

With mom heading up to visit ME for Thanksgiving this year (but more on that later) I’ve been digging through supplies in an effort to “Clean” – read as: play with craft stuff, and then have a nice couple hours of panic cleaning before she arrives. That said, I dug through a pile of old…

May the Stitches Be Ever in Your Favor

So, I think I’ve decided on a new (and may I say drool-worthy) knitting project: The Katniss Cowl! This gorgeous cowl has it all going for it, even divorced from the Hunger Games references: Asymmetrical design Neutral color scheme (that doesn’t distract from the construction Structured cowl neck Under-arm connection (so it stays centered) All-around…

Making a Christmas Tree: It Begins…

As I’ve said previously, it too me a while to stop hating Christmas.┬áNow that I enjoy the holiday, I really love creating new traditions for my celebration, and here’s one that is a lot of fun for me: making my own tree. I know this tradition won’t last for ever- eventually I’ll get tired of…

Because Customer Service, That’s Why.

So, being ex-retail at this point I have strong opinions about customer service. Mostly those strong feelings are strong feelings of empathy for people serving customers. That said, this is just a quick post to introduce you to 2 of my favorite diverting blogs – which are 100% plausible. The Bitter Barista catalogs life from…