Romance Novels

When I think of romance novels, I imagine Fabio. (Anybody remember Fabio?) Long, blond hair, chisel chin, beefy muscles, and white shirts with lace at the cuffs. I picture damsels in distress and euphemisms galore. I cringe just thinking about it. It’s a very popular genre and I’m happy people have their joys, but yuck.Continue reading “Romance Novels”

The Frogs Are Back

I’m getting ready to rip this all out. I just finished redesigning it and making it my own pattern. There are three different cables, all from the same book of stitch patterns. I’ve really enjoyed making this, but am also really eager to try my version out. The garter braids will still be the anchorContinue reading “The Frogs Are Back”

Getting Things Done

Because life is beating me up and I’m pretty tired of taking it, I’m trying to tackle the backlog of projects that are obstructing my progress. I’m also encouraging my husband to start getting more involved around the house again to get him feeling better able to handle our stress. While he whacked all ourContinue reading “Getting Things Done”

Facing Yourself

When you are forced to take a good look at what you’ve been doing to yourself for years, it is anything but comfortable. Knowing I was doing my best helps a little. Realizing what that best was up against is validating and heart wrenching. I’ve always hated being treated as a damsel, unless I’ve decidedContinue reading “Facing Yourself”

It Just Needs a Good Soak

My sister’s sweater is finally done and it feels pretty good. I was able to smooth the collar edge in one spot. The stockinette edging on the pockets did indeed make it much easier to sew them on. And I’ve decided mixing buttons is my signature. Speaking of, I need to buy more. I likeContinue reading “It Just Needs a Good Soak”