Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


YOP 2015 Update and End

listI think this is my last update for YOP 2015 – I think I am done.

done done done

You may, or may not, be able to read the list here but it consists of 15 items and of that 15, 4 were not complete. Read the rest of this entry »




That’s the number of minutes in a week. 7 days… and you know what that means? That’s 10,080 minutes between now and when my family will be opening presents. Read the rest of this entry »


The “Gimme” Gift

pillowcase 1We are one week from Christmas and I am not done with my handcrafted gifts. I have a clock I need to make, a pair of socks I need to finish, and a TON of pillowcases to make.

The pillowcase, as of last year, became a “gimme” gift. Not “give me” but… as in – its a gimme you are gonna give me a pillowcase for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 17, 2015 in My Projects


Free For A Limited Time

Interested in knitting up my Traditional Stocking ?

It’s a holiday giveaway – Coupon Code 2015ChristmasGiveaway will get you a free copy of the pattern. The pattern will be free until 11:59pm CST Dec 17th.

Merry Christmas!


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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Announcements


Ugly Christmas Sweater

sweater beforeThe Ugly Christmas Sweater has become almost a staple to the average holiday experience in the United States (I cannot speak for other countries so I’d be interested in your take on it). But, what used to be a true contest to make an ugly sweater has been commercialized like everything else with the Christmas season. Every store, from Kmart to Macy’s, sell their version of an Ugly Christmas Sweater… ginchy phases or goofy characters (or in some cases both) adorn the sweater selling for 12.99, most marked half off now.

It didn’t surprise me at all that Squirt’s high school spirit week this week has an Ugly Christmas Sweater day. It’s today. Read the rest of this entry »


August 20-something [Journal]

my faceI know that many of my readers are fellow fiber bloggers so I suppose this question is more for them – do you wake up each morning expecting to post… expecting to put some poignant words down onto virtual paper? And then, not only do you fail at being poignant in all aspects of your day that day, but you write nothing. And then… you rinse and repeat the same behavior for the next day and the day after until, as it turns out, you have done NOTHING with your blog (outside of your Instagram roll changing with every silly picture you take of your new kitten) …. ya know, since August 20-something? Read the rest of this entry »