Well it’s the end of the month here soon. ALREADY!

Projects I’ve worked on range from speed knitting another sweater, challenging myself with a lace weight single strand silk mohair cardigan, and getting my Nintendo Switch streaming setup going.

So far so good?

It’s been a hard month emotionally. Been trying to stop myself from doom scrolling. The most effective deterrent that I’ve discovered is to be physically active.

Lately I have been exercising more, making an effort to bake more (which inevitably results in more activity due to the standing and the oven checking). The best thing to help me keep on track with this is to use the Strava app. My sister-in-law suggested that I use it. Now, I know it’s mostly for geo tracking actual activity, but I’m a house hermit taking advantage of every excuse not to leave the house. I have a stationary bike that I got from a co-worker earlier this year before the Covid-19 pandemic got spread throughout the state. So all-in-all, I’m making a legitimate effort to not let myself completely atrophe.

And tbh, I really like it. I’ve never liked the sting in my lungs from running or biking outside. And I like that my legs are feeling better. I feel more energized and I feel better about myself. AND I feel no guilt at all from eating my own baked goods. 🙂 Positives all around!

My next big hurdle is making sure I stretch properly.

So yeah, that’s been my August so far.

What have I been up to?

I’ve been knitting. A. LOT. If you’re a friend on Ravelry, you’ve probably noticed my sweater knitting game has increased quite a bit. I’m averaging 1 sweater/garment a month since the beginning of the year. But now that the weather is turning nicer, I want to spend more time on my yard, gardening, etc. It also helps that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is basically like a yard work simulator. Pulling weeds there motivates me to pull actual weeds in my backyard. 

I’m one of the lucky ones. I didn’t lose my job, I’ve already been working from home the past 4 years, and my cat still loves me.

How am I coping?

Going at my own pace. Despite what may seem like lightning speed knitting, I’ve been trying to put zero pressure on myself to complete UFOs or attempt extreme knitting (hyper complex stitch patterns, trying to eek out a free pattern, or work with a material I’m not familiar with). 

I’m also taking the time to stretch. Yes, I’ve been a couch potato for quite a while now, but under normal circumstances I’d be taking 3-5 mile walks on the weekends with the nice weather. Since I’m not doing that, I am making an explicit effort to stretch and do squats on my own.


  • leg stretches x3 against the spare bed
  • 15 push ups against the bed
  • 20 squats
  • 10 horse stance 3 second dips

What are my future plans?

 More knitting? Probably. ^.^

I’ve finished spinning some nice garnet dyed BFL into a fingering/sport weight 2 ply yarn. I have plenty of yardage for my own sweater. I’ve got some basic ideas already down on paper and am excited to start on it. But first. I need to finish my current WIP which is the babycocktails pattern Luxardo


So I bought a few games on Amazon over the weekend.

The two games in question: Dragon Quest XI and Ni No Ku Ni
I bought DQ because I played the demo and was able to survive the mild clench induced headache. It’s totally worth the motion sickness.
The other game I bought because it was on sale too.

So both games I got for under $80. Under normal circumstances it would be closer to $110. So yeah, I think I got a good deal.

And since it is my birthday month, I probably shouldn’t have bought them. But being a married person with a shared bank account…why miss out on a sale?
I won’t get anything else, besides yarn…

Rose City Yarn Crawl is this coming weekend. I don’t really want to go because of the crowd and covid-19 going around locally.:(
But I also don’t want to miss out on my favorite independent yarn dyers. _heavy sigh_

I don’t know what happened, but looks like my old blog settings got messed up. I know that I was way behind on updating my site. But…I figured stuff would still work since I was just using the WP as a blog, nothing crazy going on over there in terms of software and settings. But alas, it is gone.

I’ve lost easy access to those blog posts, but I haven’t deleted the old hosting account…so technically it’s all there, somewhere, hopefully.

Ugh, 7 years of blogging all gone. 🙁 

But this does give me a good kick in the pants to get this blog to focus on something. I hadn’t regularly posted on my first blog in years. And this is a good thing! I don’t have any reason not to give this website a good focus.

What do I do?

I play video games – female perspective, motion sickness awareness

I am into fiber arts – knitting, crochet, spinning, felting

I love my cat – my little cinnamon roll of terror

I casually hoard beauty products – maybe I’ll actually do reviews? (probably not, lol)