Post With No Name

Gosh I really don't understand how people can post blog updates every day.  Occasionally I think to myself...

"Oooo!  I should blog about this."

Occasionally I actually DO blog about it.  But mostly I just do my thing around the house.  Lately my thing has been trying to catch up on my book goal for the year.  Somehow I've managed to make my way to only being one book behind.  I'll read one more book this month and only have to read three in both November and December.  I'm determined to reach this damn goal.

When I'm not reading (or doing general Mom duties) I've been really working on my knitting.  Mostly everything I do right now is for either my daughter or my friend's incubating kicky girl.  I really enjoy knitting.  It is only occasionally frustrating when I come across a pattern with stitches or things I've never done or things I'm not sure how to do.  I've only been at it for about 9 months, but I'm proud of my progress.  The only problem I have is that I get so excited to see the final product that sometimes I get in too much of a hurry.  That's just who I am though.  I do that with every project.  I have to stop and tell myself to slow down.  The goal here is to begin selling handmade with love in the stitches baby/toddler items.  Fingers crossed.  And it wouldn't hurt if you crossed yours too!  Thanks in advance. 
Free Baby Bow Hat pattern found here.

Free Aviatrix pattern found here.
Also this week, I've made a couple of bloggy changes.  I've added a Pinterest mouse over element to the images here and made the decision to stop putting the watermark over photos.  I know there is great debate about watermarking and image stealing.  I'm still on the fence, but what a pain it is.  I've always had a statement at the bottom of my blog stating that all images are copyrighted and are not to be used without permission.  So please ask first.

And just because I haven't put enough gobbledee gook in this one post...  I've always gotten distracted by all the shiny things.  Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, etc.  All have shiny things that are attractive.  None of them have them all.  I'd just like to throw out there than I also have a Tumblr.  It's mostly my Instagram photos in bloggy form.  I've been working on trying to integrate these blog posts over there too.  So if'n you feel the need, you can follow over there.

Last, but not least, it's the weekend y'all!  Happy Friday!


  1. I've never tried knitting. I've done some crochet, but my hand gives me problems now and I can't really do that very well either.

    1. My mom can crochet. I remember watching afghans, sweaters, etc. literally grow before my eyes when I was a kid. I've just never gotten the hang of it. I'd really like to make one of those granny square afghans though.

  2. Ok...I want to learn to crochet too! Haha! But, I've heard your really good at one or the other...have you heard of this phenomenon?

    Mom says we need to go to the new little sandwich & ice cream shop built by the Amish farms on Pilot Knob...she makes quilts from antique feed sacks and sells all kinds of thrifter treasures. I suddenly have 2 antique quilts to have repaired ASAP. The first one, I brought on myself...the second...well, you know a Berg and yard sales...

    1. I have not heard that, BUT when I was first attempting to learn knitting, I bought a Knook. It teaches you to knit with a crochet hook. When I tried to show it to Mom, no dice. She said it was too confusing for a crocheter. Also she just gave me the knitting needles that she had because she said she wanted to try knitting again, but just couldn't make it work for her. So maybe your right, one or the other. I've not tried to crochet yet.

      I have an old quilt that is in desperate need of repair myself! Does she do repairs? I love the thing, but it's falling apart.

  3. my head, I am singing...'I've been through the desert on a post with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain...' Haha!

    1. Not surprisingly... it kind of sounded like that in my head when I was writing it. :)