Knitting is fun, but it's even more fun to make up the pattern as well. At least, it is most of the time. When life is too complicated to keep up with, I have to go with simpler projects and follow someone else's pattern in order to keep knitting. Fortunately, a simple alteration to the... Continue Reading →
Unlike some creative projects, where starting is exciting or finishing feels like a triumph, my favorite part of knitting is the middle. I like the actual knitting, watching it grow with each stitch. So maybe it's not surprising that I balk at the boring tasks that go with knitting projects like gauge swatches and blocking.... Continue Reading →
We want our creative work to be fast and easy. Inspiration is the word we use for the magical shortcut. But is it worth the wait?
November is almost here, and that means it's time for National Novel Writing Month. This year will be my 13th NaNoWriMo, my 13th try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Since thirteen is actually a lucky number for me, I am trying to come up with something fun to write, and drawing a blank.... Continue Reading →
January is here and I am baffled. Where is the excitement I usually feel? I like to spend January getting excited about what's next. I had planned on returning to my novel. Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I had developed a strong daily writing habit. My re-write of Rapunzel was going to rocket forward. Then my husband... Continue Reading →