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: […]

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 […]

There are times when knitting can be frustrating.  Mistakes 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 […]

Every now and then, a project just jumps out at me. I see it and I know immediately that I need to make it. That was how the Siobhan shawlcame about. Last October, my mom and I took a trip to San Antonio, Texas. We did all the normal tourist things, saw the Alamo, visited […]

Progress has been very slow and very uneventful on the Hyperion Pullover. The yolk is a honeycomb lace pattern, which looks very nice and will be delightful for a summer sweater, but is also rather time consuming to knit. It is also one of those stitch patterns where I actually have to pay attention when […]

When I first started knitting, I thought fingerless gloves were one of the dumbest things ever. I didn’t understand why anyone would want a pair of gloves that doesn’t cover their fingers. I live in Wisconsin, I understand cold temperatures and dressing for the weather, fingers are the part of the hand that get cold […]

At this moment, I don’t have much on the needles for Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday. I have several projects in the hopper that I’m getting ready to cast on, but the only active project is the Hyperion Pullover. However, I haven’t progressed beyond the first sleeve. As of last night, I had about 3 […]

After a four and a half year hiatus, I have decided to start blogging again. What brought about this change? To put it simply, I miss it. I enjoy writing, I like the power of words, and a blog gives me an outlet to write. As I’m not sure that anyone actually will ever read […]

First and foremost: a very Happy 8th Birthday to my niece, Sophie! And now back to the regularly scheduled post: One of the projects I’m working on right now is a dk weight fingerless mittens, that I’ve dubbed the Zombie Doomsday Mitts. The pattern, Rose Tyler Wrist Warmers (Ravelry link), were inspired by a pair […]

By now it is no secret, I love my iPad. For day to day use, it has replaced my laptop (though I still need the laptop for a couple of things, including printing). When I first got my iPad, I purchased a couple of accessories to ensure that it was protected (especially after the nasty […]