On Wanting to be a Writer

And yet I am left with this sense of yearning. And a sense of self-doubt: If I want to write so much, why don’t I just do it? Is it that I am afraid I don’t have anything to say? Or is it the opposite: that I’m afraid I DO have something to say.

Yarn Along: I’m Baaack!

Well hello again, friends!  It's good to be back.  So sorry to disappear on you like that, without any notice or explanation.  All I can say by way of excuse is that I was going through a hard time personally, felt stuck creatively, and couldn't muster up the motivation to try to force it. But [...]

Yarn Along:: Mysterious Cables

  I picked up this book on an impromptu trip to the bookshop recently.  I had been in a full on grumpy-mama mood and was essentially banished from the house to clear my head.  It was for the best, and after just a few minutes browsing the aisles of one of our local book stores [...]

Yarn Along:: Pros + Pecuiliars

After a month-long hiatus from blogging, I think it best to just jump back in with a new edition of Yarn Along! So here we go with what I've been knititng and reading this week: Out of long-term hibernation, my Hooray Cardigan has been enjoying a lot of attention.  This is definitely one of those [...]

Hello, Mojo: a Major KnittingUpdate

I think Miss Mojo is back, folks! In a half-hearted attempt to win her back, I cast on a Shawl-Collared Cowl. Bulky yarn, big needles, ribbing and garter stitch: it seemed like an easy win, which is just what I needed. This pattern knits up quick and fairly simply, with great results. The yarn, a [...]