Author Archive: Lola J. Lee Beno
This type of blog post is for when I have a lot of little things I want to share, or when I feel the need to catch up.
If we were having coffee . . . I’d be telling you how Marcy inspired me to try out this blogging meme. It’s been a good long while since I last actively blogged here. There’s been so many stuff to catch up on but I simply haven’t had the energy write at length about every single detail.
Mmmm, this coffee is really good. I love my moka pot. Yes, I know about Starbucks, but let’s face it . . . they overcook the beans and water down the drinks. I love the people at our local Starbucks, but it’s not their fault; they’re just doing what they’ve been told to by the corporation.
If we were having coffee . . . we’d be going over my knitting projects [insert link to Unfinished Projects]. Well, yes, I’ve still not finished any of these projects. But that’s okay. I’ve resolved to make good progress on the Abalone Cardigan. And in fact, I’ve made slight progress on it.
My goal is to finish this by the end of the year. I’ll try my best, don’t hold me to it, though.
I even managed to finish off a pair of socks in just 3 days. This was a really nice palate clearer. I’ll be knitting more socks so as to be ready for fall.
No special pattern, just came up with a number to cast on and then half the stitches for the heel flap and ending with 8 stitches each side to kitchener stitch.
Right now for brainless knitting, I’m working on a pullover. This is actually my 3rd atttempt. Yes, I swatched, but since I’m not using the yarn called for (Knitspot yarn is wonderful, but I don’t have the $ for it), the swatches lied to me and I had to fiddle around with the needle sizes till I came up with a width that I like (I wanted this to be on the loose side since I’ll be wearing this over my turtlenecks and skirts). Yarn is Briggs & Little Regal, which I got at a great bargain from a vendor who was getting rid of her stock at the MDSW.
This will likely take me a month to finish. And I should still hopefully get to wear it before summer arrives. Win!
If we were having coffee . . . I would be asking for advice on where to stay during our visit to New York City. We’re thinking about staying in New Jersey and taking the train into The City. But if we can find a nice hotel for less than $200 a night in The City, that would be great. Gotta make a list of what to see there. Blah
If we were having coffee . . . Bullet journals is all the rage these days. It’s a way of organizing your life that is very easily customized to your personal style and need. Ryder Carroll came up with his own system in an effort to manage his ADD, and after years of tinkering with the system, decided to reveal it to the world. It’s still a work in the process, but I think I’ve pretty much got the hang of it.
Well, it sure was nice chatting with you! I hope you have a good day . . .
Testing . . . Making sure this works.
So . . . it is Twenty Seventeen. A new year, a new set of adventures. One which hopefully includes updating this blog a bit more frequently. Since I have quite a few fodder, I shouldn’t have an excuse not to make active use of this place. Must figure out how to make room in my bullet journal for keeping track of blog fodder and schedule . . .
Well, it’s time for me to emerge from my blogbernating to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Glad to see 2016 fading away quickly in my rear mirror, and looking forward to see what 2017 brings us. Hopefully it sees a lot of completed projects for me, and maybe even a bit of more yarn and fiber in my stash. I’ve been spending most of this year on FB and Instagram, which is why you haven’t seen me around here lately. My bad! But honestly, when you see how there are so many talented bloggers out there working hard to monetize their blog, it is easy to feel a bit intimidated. (Yes, I know I haven’t colorized the corners, but I’ll get there!)
Let’s see . . . Shorewood Cardigan, Abalone Cardigan, St. Brigid Cardigan, Evin Cardigan, Oregon Cardigan, Delilah Shawl, Trellis Vine Shawl, and Lacewing Shawl. These were unfinished by end of December 2015, and still unfinished by December 2016. Sigh. I must rectify this by end of December 2017.
I’ve fallen into the bullet journaling rabbit hole and you can follow me at Instagram. Just look on the right. Want to learn more about bullet journals? Start with Ryder Carroll’s video and site. Then check out groups on FB. Note . . . if you join Bullet Journal Junkies, get the Group app for your mobile device/tablet. Trust me, this group moves at warp speed. Why this system? Because it is customizable and fits in with my tendency to be a bit scattershot and drop things for a long period of time.
I’m not making any resolution, except to keep up on my life with the journal as a guide. I can’t mess this up, can I?