• books,  knitting,  Writing

    Writing About Knitting Is A Thing..

      Four years ago, before the creation of this blog, I had another blog. A knitting blog. Yes, where I talked about knitting specifically. I have no idea if I had any followers because I was on Blogger and didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I looked at it as an online knitting journal where I could jot down what projects I was working on, etc. During that time I began following the blog of this one particular knitter and guess what…she is a writer. Her name is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and I’ll give you one guess what she writes about. Knitting humor. She has several books out and…

  • #BeReal,  Blog

    When Modesty Forces You To Eat Your Own Words

    Remember these? Buttons/lapel pins/whatever you want to call them, they were popular back in the day. I had a few. Still have some of them. One of my favorites was this one that said “My charm, beauty, and honesty are only exceeded by my modesty.” It was my favorite because it was funny, and kind of true. I was often told that I was too modest because I had/have a hard time accepting praise for my accomplishments. Yesterday I posted to Facebook a picture of the sweater I made for myself. I’ve been working on it most of December and I finally finished it this past weekend. I had to…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    In Which I Compare Writing To Knitting

    I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately. I’ve also been doing a lot of writing. With NaNoWriMo almost over I’ve been working hard to sit down and write every day. I haven’t always managed that but I’m much better than I was last year. Now what does knitting have to do with that? At first glance, not a thing. But, recently, it hit me that writing and knitting are quite a lot alike. First, knitting and writing require patience and practice. You aren’t going to learn to knit the moment you pick up a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles. Neither are you going to automatically…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Color Your World & Revolution

    Ready for more poetry for the poetry challenge? Today’s prompt was “Color Your World”. After days of some pretty intensive subjects for poetry it was time for a more light-hearted approach. But I had to sit for a bit with this one. There are so many different ways I could have gone. I started one poem in which I described the 5k fun run I did in April this year called The Color Run. (I plan on doing it again because it was so much fun.) However, I scrapped it. I really couldn’t think of anything to write about. But then, my eye fell onto the vibrant purple yarn sitting on…

  • Life,  Random,  theatre

    I Keep Saying This Lately

    I know I keep apologizing for the lack of posts lately but I am truly sorry for not writing. Having 3-4 kids at home for summer vacation is a terrible inconvenience in the writing (and work) sector of my life. I’m very certain once they go back to school and a more stable schedule is back in place I will be able to get back to writing and posting every day. So, until then let’s scrap the normal blog schedule and I just post what I can when I can. How would that be for everyone? Great! I did go to see The Tempest Friday night and loved it! It…

  • Journal,  Life,  Poetry,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Hello Monday Part 2

    Ok. Today’s poem is for fun. I couldn’t help it. I knit sometimes and somehow I crossed the streams between knitting and writing and bam! Fun times! This poem is inspired by a lady who knits and writes knitting humor books. She goes by the sobriquet (sorry, love that word, fun to say-synonym for nickname) the Yarn Harlot, which is also the title of her blog. She’s funny and intelligent and never fails to leave me with something to think about. But she is indeed a yarn harlot. I’m pretty sure her house is never going to fall down because of all the yarn she has stuffed in it. Being…