Journal – May 2016

pic-may Here’s the thing. We all know how horrible I am at remembering to post on time. If there are people out there enjoying the journal prompts I wanted to make sure that they were here and ready to go. I’ve finished a bunch of months ahead and I’m setting them up to publish on a schedule. I figure if I manage to be on time, I’ll have changed this post and you won’t even know that it’s on a schedule this month. If I didn’t, I hope you still enjoy your prompts and hopefully I’ll be back to talk about the journal stuff next month.

PDF of journal prompts for May

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Journal – April 2016

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Here’s the thing. We all know how horrible I am at remembering to post on time. If there are people out there enjoying the journal prompts I wanted to make sure that they were here and ready to go. I’ve finished a bunch of months ahead and I’m setting them up to publish on a schedule. I figure if I manage to be on time, I’ll have changed this post and you won’t even know that it’s on a schedule this month. If I didn’t, I hope you still enjoy your prompts and hopefully I’ll be back to talk about the journal stuff next month.

PDF of journal prompts for April

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I made a pair of socks!!!

YES. This is a post that is worthy of that level of excitement.
I never finished a pair of socks. I finish one sock, cast on for the second one and put the project away. In a few weeks, I buy a new set of needles and cast on for a new pair. Seriously. It’s an illness. Not that it distresses me any but it’s still an illness of some sort.

Remember this post?. That was 2 years ago talking about my “One Sock Wonder” habit. Well. If you look at that post, there is one pair that I have finished. I found another pair that was almost finished that didn’t make it on that list (don’t worry, I didn’t finish those) and I started 4 new fresh pair. Pair. That’s laughable. We all know pair is just an idea. It’s not reality.

So, I did manage to finish one of the new pair I started and it’s these:
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Handspun (2ply) from Spunky Eclectic “Gerbera” on Shetland.

TADA!!!!
I finished a pair of socks! I’ve been using the single sock as a class sample. I’m teaching at Webs this weekend so they will be used as a sample on Saturday and on my feet Sunday. I guess this means I should start knitting a new class sample then.

Speaking of classes – My Craftsy class has a giveaway and is being released next week! Click here for the sign up

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Singles

A few months ago someone in a Facebook group accused me of not having a good understanding of singles yarns and that I obviously hated them when I gave her advice that was contrary to what she was thinking. I think she wanted to argue but I had to laugh and click away. I didn’t want to have a classic Facebook pissing match. Anyone that knows me knows I love singles yarns and have a pretty darn good knowledge of them. I even teach a whole class all about them. Actually now it’s more than I just have a Singles Yarns class on my teaching roster;
I teach the Craftsy class in Singles Yarns.
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That’s right! You heard it here first! That’s the class I went to Colorado to teach. That’s the class that will be going live in a couple of weeks. woohoo!!!!

For those not in the know, singles are yarns that are not plied. They are a stand alone single. If you’re a knitter/crocheter that doesn’t spin yet, think of Malabrigo or Noro yarns. If you don’t do anything in the fiber arts singles yarns look like:
mermaids-singles
and like this:
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But not just limited to those, in the class we did some fancier ones like:
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And more. More.

I also talked about the things they make but this post could get really long and picture heavy so I’ll save that for another one. You know I’m going to keep talking about this for a couple of weeks, right? I love this type of yarn and I’m so glad Craftsy chose this class for me to teach. I mean, I loved the Foundations class that I taught (Pssst that’s a discounted link if you want it) but there is something even more special about the Standalone Singles. Singles have a special place in my little black heart.

Stay tuned. I'll have more pics of projects, yarns, and stuff from the Craftsy studio.

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Journal – March 2016

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Here’s the thing. We all know how horrible I am at remembering to post on time. If there are people out there enjoying the journal prompts I wanted to make sure that they were here and ready to go. I’ve finished a bunch of months ahead and I’m setting them up to publish on a schedule. I figure if I manage to be on time, I’ll have changed this post and you won’t even know that it’s on a schedule this month. If I didn’t, I hope you still enjoy your prompts and hopefully I’ll be back to talk about the journal stuff next month.

PDF Journal prompts for March

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Going back to Craftsy

I’m going back to Craftsy, Craftsy, Craftsy
I’m going back to Craftsy.. hmm, I do think so
I’m going back to Craftsy, Craftsy, Craftsy
I’m going back to Craftsy.. I do think so

Going back to Craftsy, stylin, profilin
Growlin, and smilin, while in the sun

ok. That’s enough of that. I’m not sure why that popped into my head but now I have a vicious earworm. You’re welcome.
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So anyway, I’m heading back to Craftsy in a couple of weeks to work on another class. I can’t tell you what the class is on yet but it’s one I’m definitely excited about doing. As soon as I can share more info (when I get home) you know I will. If you follow my instagram I’ll surely post travel pics and stuff while I’m there on set…as much as I can.

Sometimes I feel like a super secret agent lady with all the stuff I have to keep secret. Now I’m thinking I might need a trench coat and some big glasses for traveling.

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Yoga – Meditation

There’s this thing that I do that I don’t talk about much with all of you. I do yoga. Nothing big there, right? Lots of us do yoga. If you follow me on instagram you’ve probably seen pics of me mentioning yoga and usually a photo of my feet.
TOES
Clever I know.
Yoga practice and study has been a part of my life for some time. Sometimes it’s mostly asana sometimes it’s mostly practice off the mat. Sometimes I’m finding a nice balance between the two. That’s what I really strive for. A nice balance of asana practice and Yogic practice off the mat. Right now I’m getting a good mix. I’m not doing a ton of asana but working back up to it after a couple of injuries on the ice and one unknown toe injury (seen up there in that pic – even the doc doesn’t know what it is). Probably more about me than you wanted to know.

Anyway, I joined a challenge on Instagram. It’s called A Month of Meditation (#monthofmeditation) and it’s hosted by @kinoyoga and @beachgirlyoga – sponsored by @omstarsapparel and @liquidoactive. All those names are on Instagram if you want to look them up or even join (but there is a direct link at the end of my post). Basically I need to use the tags and link in all 4 of those accounts each day through the month of February. I need to post a picture but also to have meditated. No time minimum or limit on meditation. Which is good because some days I give it a solid 5 while other days reach into 20-25 minutes.

What’s the point in all this posting?
Yes, it promotes the 4 entities that are linked and it promotes yoga but it also helps @paws4you. That’s a charity that helps save Miami dogs from Euthenasia. The more posts, the more money goes to the shelter. There is also a contest to win some Liquido Active gear but really I so rarely win anything like that that it’s not even in my radar. Save more dogs!

Ok. You still have time today to meditate and post if you want to play along.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS

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