Category Archives: Crafting

Tuesday Productivity

I’m not going to lie, this picture is taken at this angle to hide the mess that is my sewing table (knitted Bongo Cat protects my sewing machine), and obscure the project storage that’s happening on the floor at the moment.

Lots of colorful knitted items, some still in progress, sitting in piles on a table, in front of a sewing machine covered by a knitted Bongo Cat cover, with a sunny plant filled window in the background.

Left and center are knit donation projects, including Afghan squares and hats. And then there’s Mt. Washcloth, which proves I’ve actually been busy knitting at all hours of the day.

Wishing you all a happy and productive Tuesday.

New Week – Worky Work

I was able to get a couple of orders out the door early Monday, after knitting pretty much the entire weekend.
* Good news: I got a lot done over the weekend.
* Bad news: My back really doesn’t like knitting all weekend. 🙁

Grey cotton knitted washcloths in progress on a table, next to a painted coffee cup, in front of a sunny window with plants.

I spent the rest of Monday afternoon working on a new Etsy order, trying to finish a KDrama (My Absolute Boyfriend), I’ve been watching on Hulu, and waiting for USPS to deliver yarn that arrived super fast from WeCrochet. The yarn is lovely.

Colorful cotton yarn skeins arranged on a table in front of a sunny window with plants.

This is a batch of cotton Dishie to replenish the colors I’ve been quickly going through.

And with that, the week is off to a good start.

Workday Wednesday!

It’s Workday Wednesday! I scrapped the planned grocery shopping this morning to work on a new order I received late last night, and to plan out some photography to freshen up my Etsy listings. It’s been a dreary day so far — lots of clouds and no sun. Even if it’s going to be a long day, I am already getting stuff done. Productivity is key!

Two piles of colorful knitted washcloths stacked in front of a white knitted Bongo Cat cover which protects the sewing machine beneath it.

Bongo Cat surveys his knitted riches.

I got a bunch of knitting accomplished yesterday, even if I didn’t get much done in the evening. We’ve moved onto the KDrama, “Strongest Deliveryman”, which we’re watching during dinner. My husband and I are already familiar with some of the actors — I’m not sure if that’s good or bad; we’ve been watching a lot of Netflix, and KDramas in particular lately. We’re only two episodes into this one, so we’re still discovering where the storyline is headed, but I would like to see a redemption arc and a happy ending for Kim Sun-Ho’s character. At least a happier ending for him than he had in “Start Up”.

I’m slowly making progress with my Korean studies. I have kind of fallen off with Spanish and need to work that back in. 15 minutes a day for each seems like it should be doable, but somehow it’s a one or the other type thing. I’m using DuoLingo for Spanish and Memrise for Korean. It would probably be easier if I was using the same platform for both, but I’m having much more success with Korean on Memrise, and I prefer the Spanish lessons in DuoLingo. Two platforms it is, then!

Anyway, it’s back to knitting and listening to the washing machine spin out the first load. I hope that, regardless of what you’re working on or trying to accomplish today, that you have a productive and successful day!

Saturday Night Knitting Progress

It’s a few hours until Daylight Saving Time begins, and the stack is growing! These are all of the washcloths that I have made so far from leftover skeins. At the end of 2020, I had an entire fabric bin full of leftover rainbow colors. I’m just getting into the leftover blues now. 🌈 When these are finished, they will be listed in my Etsy shop at a special price, since most cloths have one or two joins each.

A stack of knit cloths, blue to red, stacked on a surface in front of a flat screen TV showing the Netflix interface, with the show "Start Up" on the screen.

While I was knitting tonight, we finished the Netflix series, “Start Up”, which is definitely one of the better k-dramas that we’ve watched — enjoyed it from start to finish! It had several actors that we knew from “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol”. And we were able to understand words here and there, which is exciting. “Start Up” also motivated me to get back to reading a WHOLE BUNCH of business related books, and review what I’m doing with my business. Definitely check out the series on Netflix if you are one that is binging kdramas. 💗