Category Archives: self improvement

A Word For 2020: Happiness

Desiderata GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Failure

That is not my photo. It is from the Steampunkery sock pattern by Heatherly Walker. There are very few patterns that have defeated me. I will admit to having a fair few UFOs that are sitting in a bin in … Continue reading

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Putting It Out There

I suck as a multitasker. I finally remembered to water the near dead plant on the front steps. Good thing it’s August. I’ll be dumping it soon anyway. You know I wish I was a better person. I wish I … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2018

Happy New Year! Begin as you mean to go on they say. I finished 2017 knitting on the sock and began 2018 knitting on the sock. I’m not one to set a bunch of goals or resolutions for the new … Continue reading

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Thrift Shop Find

I’m one of those people who rarely has their shit together. I tend to be running around at the last minute trying to throw things together or get things done. When I was at the thrift store I spotted this … Continue reading

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Weekend Events

On Sunday after the baking disaster we decided to grab an early dinner out. N was really in the mood for pancakes so we went to IHOP. I haven’t been there in years. N had sweet peach praline pancakes, eggs, … Continue reading

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My Best Most Useful Quality*

I have been knitting Storm Warning for 3 days and I have successfully completed exactly one repeat. Yes, one. I’ve ripped this sucker out at least four times. The furthest I’ve gotten is three repeats. My brain isn’t jiving with … Continue reading

Posted in Knits, Knitting, Loopy Academy, Quirky Knitter, self improvement, The Loopy Ewe, yarn! | 7 Comments