FO Friday: Chewie Hat

Last year my brother sat in Children’s Hospital and had his head, well, sheared. I joked that, pre-shearing, he looked like a Wookiee. Because we’re both huge nerds, he appreciated the comparison so much that I told him I would make him a Chewbacca hat when he finally had it all cut off. My last act of 2015 was to… Read more →

WIP Wednesday: Bayside Pullover

Five years ago, my older brother and his delightful wife gifted Coastal Knits to me for Christmas. My sister-in-law Mel left me little notes in the book about particular patterns she liked. In any other family, this kind of behavior would have been seen as presumptuous but not in mine. I’ve mentioned before the level of craftiness and artistic talent… Read more →

Year in Numbers: 2015

43 books read (Totally pwned last year; my favorite reading moments involved discovering Rainbow Rowell and Patrick Rothfuss.) 56 knitting projects completed! (I actually listed everything as I finished it in the back of my planner instead of trying to remember it all at the end of the year. Very handy. Favorite FOs: the upcoming Rory Cowl, headed to TNNA… Read more →

WIP Wednesday: My Brain

Yeah, okay, it’s been a while and last time I was here it was just to wax poetic about the Avengers. I promise, geeking out over things isn’t all I do. JUST KIDDING. Over the last month, I have attended a very inspiring convention for writers of stories and enthusiasts of storytelling–NerdCon: Stories. I had an incredible time and felt… Read more →

MCU Love

I (obviously) have a huge case of MCUphilia–I am super in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I made a special trip out of the house today (admittedly unusual on a day off; I really love being at home) to pick up a copy of Avengers: Age of Ultron on its release date. This is how I function. I know… Read more →

FO Friday: Twins Sweater

One of my favorite memories from my teen years involves going to a Twins game with one of my oldest friends and her family, sitting in the very back of her family’s station wagon, the two of us waving at cars as we moved through traffic toward the Metrodome. I don’t remember the score of the game or who won… Read more →