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Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Hermes

Catbeast Takeover

If you came here expecting something boring about books or yarn, you came to the wrong place. Sophia is unavailable today, so instead you have me, Hermes, your new overlord guest blogger. I'm supposed to write something funny here, but it's hard to type with paws and Sophia doesn't have dictation software. Instead, I shall… Continue reading Catbeast Takeover

knitting

Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts

I feel like there's been some pretty heavy subjects on the blog lately, or maybe it's just been the world in general getting me down. So I thought I would share something a bit more cheerful. Here's a list of some of my favorite knitting podcasts from Youtube. Below, I've embedded the most recent episodes… Continue reading Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts

knitting

Crafting: 1898 Style

Our village season has officially started, and that means it's time to pick my crafting projects for the summer, the ones I'll keep in my basket to work on when I'm volunteering. What makes a crafting project okay for 1898? Obviously, Victorian women knitted, crocheted, sewed, embroidered, etc, but what other considerations does one need to… Continue reading Crafting: 1898 Style

writing

Serial Shorts

Now that Dru Faust is complete, I've decided to keep any serial fiction over on my Wattpad. They're still free to read with weekly updates, I think it just makes the blog a bit less cluttered to have everything over there. The current short is ESCAPE. It's a bit different from what I usually write,… Continue reading Serial Shorts

MHMon

#MHMon Guestpost: Manic Pixie Nothing

If you've just wandered in off the internet, #MHMon (Mental Health Monday) is a recurring feature to talk about staying creative while dealing with mental illness. If you would like more information, or to know how you can participate, check the MHMon tab above.  This month's submission is courtesy of M.K. Anderson.  I’m open about… Continue reading #MHMon Guestpost: Manic Pixie Nothing

life

Thanks, Ohio.

I'm really glad the weather has turned. Really. Being able to see the sun and go out without a sweater is wonderful. My flip flops were feeling neglected, and I've got my eye on a new pair of ballet flats. I can wear skirts to the office without freezing from the waist down, even with… Continue reading Thanks, Ohio.

books, goals 2017

April & May Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Um...Nope. I'm back where I started at the beginning of the year. Oops. Save for the moving The move is done. Thank goodness! Read all the books on the night stand One down. Read… Continue reading April & May Wrap Up

ohio village

What’s in my bag: 1890s

It's that time of year. Time to break out the corset, pin up my hair, and go about in my best Gibson Girl style (which, admittedly, isn't very good. I've never been able to master that updo). Opening day at the village is tomorrow, and it's time to sort through my basket. I thought I'd… Continue reading What’s in my bag: 1890s

knitting

WIPs

I cast off two projects last week--you didn't really think I'd last long without two new ones, did you? Actually, I have three, but one of them hasn't been photographed yet. This one, I'm super excited about. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, and have quite a bit of pride in my  house, Ravenclaw (though… Continue reading WIPs