Everyday is a Filled to the Brim News Day

Is it just me but for the last three months or so, every day is packed to the gills with startling news, and most of the time, it is all breaking news. As I shared before on Mondays through Fridays I tune in with “The Daily” podcast but up first is “Up First” from NPR. My commute is just the right length to listen to both in their entirety. I feel like I can then start the day. News is my beverage of choice in the morning instead of coffee. Good old fashioned news you can use. Continue reading “Everyday is a Filled to the Brim News Day”

WIPs and Chains (Well Really a FO)

On Sunday afternoon for  passenger knitting time, I decided to get cooking on the holiday bath mitts. Cast on the first bath mitt with the “Psychedelic” Lily Sugar N Cream cotton. As per my usual bad habit, I did not work up a gauge swatch and went for knitting broke. Continue reading “WIPs and Chains (Well Really a FO)”

Getting Used Q & A

Once again on this fine Monday, I am purloining a little Monday Q&A from Kathy B at Compassionknit in Wisconsin. Here goes:

*Can you knit something by “heart?”

Once I get into the rhythm of a pattern, it becomes a little bit by heart. But I really still double check the pattern because sometimes my mind wanders and before I know it, I’m on a different stitch and frogging it back. Continue reading “Getting Used Q & A”

Twin Revelation

Let me start by saying that we have identical twins in our family. Six-year-old girls who are actually even mirror twins. One is right-handed and one is left-handed. That’s how I first started being able to tell them apart. But over the last two years, their individuality has truly begun to blossom. One twin loves to dress up and is only comfortable wearing dresses and skirts. And the other twin prefers shorts and pants.  Continue reading “Twin Revelation”

#TBT Review: The Muse Asylum

TBT ReviewBook Title: The Muse Asylum

Author: David Czuchlewski

Genre: Literary fiction

Published Date: May 21, 2001

Rating: 4 stars

Back in January 2008, after The Nixie’s Song, I really needed to pick up and read something that would get the bad taste out of my mouth and I certainly did with The Muse Asylum. Recommended to me by my friend, Jill, who knows my taste in books so well, I quickly immersed myself in the words of this first-time author who had been mentored  by Joyce Carol Oates (although I personally don’t care for her writing, I knew that the writing had to be top notch). The telling of the story alternates between journalist Jake Burnett and the writings of Andrew Wallace who just happens to be the resident of a psychiatric hospital. Continue reading “#TBT Review: The Muse Asylum”

Contemplative WIP IT Wednesday

Even though I purchased yarn last Friday with the intent to use for Andrea Mowry’s Comfort Fade Cardi, the skeins were not speaking to me. I knew that at this juncture before I even cast on, if I was just meh about the yarn, the cardi was not going to ever make it to cast off, soak and block. Continue reading “Contemplative WIP IT Wednesday”