April 2015 Smalls SAL — Special Apology Edition

First let me offer apologies for not keeping up with the blog as well as I should. A combination of a stressful semester teaching and a general pessimism about the state of my academic career left me with, simultaneously, too much to do and too little motivation to work on the blog. Again, many apologies… Continue reading April 2015 Smalls SAL — Special Apology Edition

All the News That’s Fit to Stitch — Part Fourteen

Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot lately. The semester began and I got so busy correcting my five-thousandth “its/it’s” error that I have neglected this blog. I can’t believe this month is already over and I haven’t updated you all on my Christmas craftiness or on my New Year’s goals (preview: 2014 was a… Continue reading All the News That’s Fit to Stitch — Part Fourteen

2014 Smalls Challenge — a belated entry for December

So, my entry for the December 2014 Smalls SAL Challenge is finally done, and, as usual, it’s late (in case you hadn’t noticed). This month I chose a true small — only 32 stitches square — with only two colors — I chose DMC 500 and ecru — and a simple, graphic design that let… Continue reading 2014 Smalls Challenge — a belated entry for December

The Lyf so Short: 2014 Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. While my blog didn’t exactly light the world on fire this year, I’ve enjoyed the progress that I’ve made. I look forward to posting more often in the upcoming year and to bringing in new readers and friends. Here’s to a stitching-… Continue reading The Lyf so Short: 2014 Year in Review

Smalls SAL Challenge, Belated November Project

Above is my belated submission for Stitching Lotus’s 2014 Smalls Challenge (see the icon on the right), the Christmas Treat Bag Kit by Shepherd’s Bush. I think I’ve been late for about 80% of these monthly challenges, and I have yet to finish the July Challenge, Eileen Bennet’s “Very Victorian… Acorns” Sampler (last heard of… Continue reading Smalls SAL Challenge, Belated November Project

All the News That’s Fit to Stitch: Lucky Thirteen

As the weather turns colder and the holidays approach (to my relatives and friends in the upper Midwest and Northeast United States — much love and much respect), my thoughts turn even more to knitting. Knitting behind bars. As if running a marathon weren’t difficult enough. And he’s set the world record,  for both hand-knitting… Continue reading All the News That’s Fit to Stitch: Lucky Thirteen

October 2014 Smalls SAL: A belated Halloween treat

I had originally intended my October Smalls SAL submission to be completed before Halloween in order to celebrate the spirit of the season, but the best-laid schemes o’ stitchers and knitters gang aft agley, as the Scottish bard once said. I actually finished stitching quite a few days ago, but I’ve been so busy with… Continue reading October 2014 Smalls SAL: A belated Halloween treat