Happy Holidays 2013

Yes, yes, I’ve done a runner again, I know. LOL In my defense, I really do have an excellent reason for it. I’ve gone back to school to finish up that degree I set aside when I first became a mom of manlets. I’m really loving being back in school, but it does tend to take a big chunk out of my time. :)


I’ve not been as consistent as I would like with my running – but I *have* been running! I got the Halloween Halfathon complete – missed a new PR by 6 minutes! Given the inconsistency with the running, I was actually pleasantly surprised that I did that well. Now I’m working towards the next half, which is in 2 weeks. YAY!


Sadly, the reading for pleasure also got put aside for the most part,  but I have gotten in a book here & there…

The Reason I Jump – Naoki Higashida
What a wonderful little book! The introduction alone puts life with autism into a clear perspective & in such a way that you really get a good feel for what it might be like for some.

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson
Super fun little YA story – and one that doesn’t read like most YA novels. Fun for adults as well – go get a copy!

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
I loved this novel. J.K. Rowling has an uncanny skill at world-building & she does not fail in this book either. Do not, however, expect anything at all like Harry Potter. This novel is an excellent mystery.


ROFL – It’s December! Guess what that means? Yep, for the 4th year in a row, I’m madly knitting on yet another Smitten.  ;)  Managed to get a better headstart on this one, I’m already over halfway done. The yarn is awesome – Fishknits Yarn is amazing when it comes to the custom colorways & I love, LOVE this yarn!

DSC_0036Happy Holidays 2013

I’m running a promotion on Ravelry for my patterns to help you with a) your holiday knitting projects and/or b) patterns you might want to gift to someone on Rav. From now until the end of December, get 25% off as many patterns as you want, it’s unlimited! Coupon code: HappyHolidays2013

Today’s Ravelry Search

In case Smitten isn’t your thing, you could always work up one of these other options!  :)

* Really cute idea for holding bigger gifts as the days go by!

Pockets – cute!

* Super cute – the link takes you to the first pattern.

* Daily posting to add the next piece!

* For those looking for a bit more challenge with their advent mittens!

LOVE these – there are 55 patterns in the book & could easily be turned into an advent.

* Crochet stockings!

SUPER cute!

I might have mentioned it before, but I adore Kate & her patterns. :)

* I love these little colorful socks!

* OMG. Woodland Wreath – hedgehogs, owls, toadstools, flowers, acorns – how can you not adore this wreath?!

* Design your own! Cool idea.

* Totally adorable & what a cool idea for using up scraps & leftover corks! ♥

Happy Holiday Knitting!  :)

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Runner. Knitter. Geek. Vegetarian. Dog Lover.
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