Tag: NaBloPoMo

Well Lit

I know it’s a bit early but today I put up my outside Christmas lights. I try to put them up on a nice-ish day in late October or early November, but usually don’t turn them on until December.  I don’t know why I consider it such a victory when they’re done; maybe it’s my irrational fear of climbing ladders. (Given…

Beginning of NaBloPoMo

November is traditionally National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo).  Last year I participated and enjoyed it. This year, it’s after 9:00 pm on the first and – I’ve got nothing.  A couple of ideas; nothing close to being ready and with the time change: my bed is calling.  While I’m not sure I’m going to do everyday this month, I do…

What I Learned from NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo stands for National Blog Post Month, during which you publish a blog post every day for the month of November.  If you look at the calendar on the right, you can see that I’ve managed to do that. (Assuming this post posts on schedule; that always makes me nervous). When I started, I wasn’t sure I would be able…

Double Done

Two at a time socks – finally off the needles. I’m glad I tried this technique (and gladder I’m finally finished) but I think for me my familiarity and ease of knitting socks on DPNs far out ways the gratification of being done both socks at the same time.



I got a package in the mail today with new knitting needles. In the spirit of Photo 101, I photographed them from 2 different perspectives: my normal shot from above:


And with my camera more on level with the needles:


Great tip!


I started doing a scrapbook for my parents for Christmas several years ago. I compile pictures of the family and put them together in one place. Every year I swear I’m going to work on it throughout the year. Every year it’s the last minute and I’m finishing. Tonight, it’s done … except for the uploading for printing.