Crafting

All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Are you tired of -30 degree weather? Is your house freezing cold all the time??? Then have I got the thing for you…gigantic crocheted blankets! In all serious though, IT’S DONE! Behold the gloriousness that is my first king-sized quilt. I realize that actually finishing projects is somewhat inconsistent with my brand (and essence of being), but take…… Continue reading All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

Crafting

“Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

It appears my hobby interests go in cycles. I obsess over one activity for a few weeks, then get tired of it and have to move on to something else (yes-even with cleaning. The chore chart lasted longer than expected, but there’s only so much dusting a girl can pretend to enjoy). That being said,…… Continue reading “Hooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

Failure · Reflection

On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

On The Perception of Time One of my least favorite parts of being an adult is the perception of time. Remember when you were a kid and waiting 5 minutes was the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment according to the Kids’ Principles of Fun? Well now, 4 hours free in the evening somehow isn’t…… Continue reading On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

Crafting · Failure

Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

An interesting thing happened to me on my travels recently; I found myself irritated that I didn’t have my crocheting with me! I realize that doesn’t sound weird from most people’s point of view, but in all the time I’ve been knitting/crocheting, I’ve never actually missed the actual act of knitting/crocheting. This is doubley true…… Continue reading Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

Failure · Reflection

A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

The Marshmallow Test is a well-known psychological experiment that studies delayed gratification. Essentially, a child is given a marshmallow and told that they can eat it immediately or wait several minutes and be given a second marshmallow to eat. The results of this study found that children who are able to delay gratification early tend…… Continue reading A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

Crafting · New Hobbies

I Have A Yarn Problem (Or How To Pretend You’re Good At Something When You’re Not)

I had a half-awake dream last night that I could write this entire post as an extended limerick. (Please don’t question the way my brain works.) Turns out writing a rhyming poem about crochet hooks and yarn is actually kind of hard, so we’ll just stick to plain ol’ prose for now. I may need to…… Continue reading I Have A Yarn Problem (Or How To Pretend You’re Good At Something When You’re Not)