Category: General

Why I want to knit a sweater in November

Every year people try to write a complete novel in November, of the 430 thousand people who entered last year 40 thousand managed to write a 50,000 word novel.   Knitters have a slightly version of it called NaKniSweMo, knit a 50,000 stitch or more sweater in…

Spring break and I

I am not a huge fan of school breaks, especially when I have coursework due and when I am suffering from a major dental problem. Today is the last day of my daughter’s spring break, technically speaking of course, because there is still two more days…

I really shouldn’t be here

I am the master of procrastination. I really shouldn’t be here or doing this right now. Well I should be “here” as in physically sitting at my computer, and doing “this” as in writing stuff too. But not here on the blog and not this post.…

Pen strap thingy

I have been trying to find a way to keep my pens with my notebook. I purchased a pen loop from Midori but it turned out to be too small for my pens, I tried making my own but you can only fit one pen in…

Nothing like everyday boring old routine

I can totally explain my lack of posting in the last few months.  I was in Egypt for the summer and before that it was Ramadan and I had assignments that were due and all of that.  There was practically very little making or doing. We…

Changes

I have been doing a lot of thinking.  I think a lot.  All the time.  Sometimes I think about lots of things, sometimes I obsess about the same things over and over.  This blog was one of those obsessive thoughts for the last couple of weeks. …

From Homemade to Handmade

“This is so pretty,  it looks like something you bought at the store” Who hasn’t heard this before? Good, you all have.  Non crafters seem to regard this as the highest compliment they can give you, because of course we want our beautifully handcrafted items that…