Back to Basics Knitting

"Knitting not only relaxes me, but it also brings a feeling of being at home."- Magdalena Neuner The Struggle Does being on IG make you feel at times like you're not productive enough? I sometimes feel this way. For example, I follow many knitters on social media. I see all these beautiful jumpers with colorful... Continue Reading →

First FO of the Year

I finally have success! Woot woot! Meet my very first McCall's 7969 (M7969) - View A. This pattern, especially this particular view of it, is popular among sewists. Pattern Features Four views to choose fromA: bell sleeves, knee lengthB: same length as A but with a row of ruffles at the end of each sleeve... Continue Reading →

A Prelude to Book Reviews

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”– George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons Earliest Memory What is your earliest memory of you and books? I grew up in San Francisco, CA in the Sunset District. My mom used to take my younger brother and I to the local library that was 13... Continue Reading →

Card Theme for 2022

The Meaning of a Card Snail Mail. Raise your hand if you like getting snail mail that isn't bills or junk. Say, a greeting card. I don't quite remember how or why I got into card making. Maybe the thought of showing in a creative way how much someone means to me? You know what?... Continue Reading →

Lunar New Year 2022

Greetings Gung Hay Fat Choy. Xin Nian Kuai Le. San Nin Fai Lok. It's the first day of the Year of the Tiger. Having grown up in an Americanized, Chinese household, my new year practices are very few: haircuts are done before the first dayall appointments are scheduled at least 15 days after the start... Continue Reading →

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