2012 Year in Review: (Non-crafty) Books!

This post contains affiliate links. One of my goals for 2012 was to read more.  Last year around this time, I was feeling like some sort of statistic – you know, featured in all those doomsday articles you see online about how people don’t read anymore.  Then my colleagues gifted me a Kindle Fire for Christmas … Read more

A secret, an unraveling, and a hiatus

There’s a fair amount of similarity between last week’s WIP Wednesday/Yarn Along post and today’s post. I took a break from the Pineapple Doily Shawl since I didn’t take it on vacation with me and then promptly forgot to bring it to class with me on Saturday to work on along with my students. My cabled … Read more

Doubts

This is an unusual crafting week for me, which is perhaps why I’m plagued with doubt.  First, I have both a knitting and a crochet project going on at the same time.  Second, both projects are using colors that are outside of my comfort zone.  And, both are intended as gifts, which will hopefully be … Read more

Orange you glad I’m starting over?

Remember this? I started this knit hat design during Knit and Crochet Design Week.  (You can find my posts here: Intro/Kickoff, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6.)  Somewhere along the way, I decided that I wasn’t pleased with the way the decreases were working out.  I still haven’t … Read more

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