Author Archives: ColeyAnn

I’ve been pretty down lately. Actually, for most of the summer. I’m sitting here, staring at two unfinished and unpublished posts from two and three months ago and wondering what happened. Except, I know what happened. Me, I happened. Every so often, I fall into a sort of spiral where I feel like everything is […]

Stitch and Pitch

Summer started off with a bang around here (I know, it isn’t really summer, yet, but Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, so let’s call it close enough). It seems like the past couple of weekends have been full with very little time for knitting, writing, or much else. I’m hoping to get a […]

WIP Wednesday: A Lefty’s Struggle

I’m a left handed knitter. During my knitting journey, I have discovered two (very different) attitudes about lefties and knitting. Knitting is two handed, so there is no right or left handed knitting. Knit the same way as everyone else and move on. Left handing knitting is really a thing, left handed knitting is done […]

Project Slump

I’m in a knitting slump. I haven’t even picked up needles and yarn for almost two weeks now. I’m just a couple of inches shy of finishing my Clearview Cowl. If I really dug in and stuck to it, I could have it finished by the end of the week. But I’m bored with it. […]

What Do You Want to Be?

So, I have this yarn. It is Adorn Luxe by Three Irish Girls. The colorway is called “When Doves Cry,” it is a lovely grey base with purple speckles. It is delightfully squishy and soft. I picked up the yarn at Wisconsin Craft Market in Madison. If you ever find yourself in Madison, I highly recommend […]

FO Friday: Siobhan Part 2 – The Magic of Blocking

Blocking is one of those things that not every knitter does. My mom, for example has been knitting for years and had never blocked a project up until about three years ago. I don’t know that she has blocked on since. I’m a big fan of blocking, though it isn’t something that I do on […]

WIP Wednesday: Car Knitting

In the past week, I have spent about 10 hours total in car traveling for work. Luckily, both times, I have been traveling with coworkers, who drove, which allowed me to take advantage of one of the big perks of traveling for work. Paid knitting time.   When selecting an appropriate project for car knitting, […]

My AAP Journey: The Beginnings

This year, my bank has decided to provide me with a pretty big opportunity to further my career. They have decided to send me to become an Accredited ACH Professional or an AAP. What is an AAP? If you ask the NACHA, the organization that manages, regulates, and governs the ACH Network, an AAP is: […]

New and Improved!

After years (on and off) of writing on Mental Scribbles, I decided it was time for a change. Mental Scribbles no longer reflected the nature of my writings, so I set out to create a whole new blog. I also decided to use the opportunity to move blogging platforms, an idea that I’d been toying […]

WIP Wednesday: Third Time’s the Charm (Hyperion Pullover)

There are times when knitting can be frustrating. ┬áMistakes happen, it is inevitable. Some mistake you fix, some you just go on and learn to live with them, and some force you to scrap everything and start over. And that has been the story with the Hyperion Pullover, twice. The first time, after about five […]