Knitting Hiatus: New Glasses

Hello Fellow Knitters,

I am trying to meditate today, but I had so many moments of being distracted. I had the television on mute, streaming Scandal on ABC. I’m excited to know that¬†Scandal is back on. Kerry Washington and crew are doing great.

Back to the real issue. My new glasses are progressives (i.e. trifocals). My eyes are still getting used to the glasses so knitting will be on a hiatus. The exception to this rule is that I can knit on 10.5 needles and I have thrown myself into making another baby blanket. This really doesn’t make me feel special. If anything it seems so comical– A librarian wear glasses, drinking coffee, and sporting a cardigan sweater. I say this half-halfheartedly as this is sort of how the clothes look. I try to break out the box with wearing funky socks and wearing colors that are not all black. I am a firm believer in the Psychology of Color. Of course I didn’t Google this concept, but I think it means that certain colors can change someone’s mood. My favorite go to colors are yellow, blue (as the sky), purple. I will never get over my disdain for the color pink. Tying the word pink¬†makes me nauseous.

Creating a money jar is something that I would like to do to save change and the occasional $5 throughout the year would be great.



Knitting Amnesia

Hi Knit friends,

How happy are you when you finish a project? Does your heart flutter because of the new patterns or yarn? My biggest trouble is that I have amnesia when it comes to CASTING ON. I found an excellent blog demonstrating a reasonable way to cast on called CoCo Knits.

CoCo’s instructions are clear (pictures) and showing in sequence how to cast on. I found out how to do a cast on by using two skeins. [Ahhhhhh…] I am a visual and applied learning individual. I prefer blogs over books. I miss my LYS and the companionship of the Tuesday/Thursday crew.


Wellness — take small steps

Good Evening Knitters.

I have been hiatus because I needed to focus on my well-being.

  • Lack of Sleep/Insomnia
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Caffeine overload
  • Weak depth perception

Part of my recovery involves a whole lot of self-care. Yoga and making dinner are someways I worked out my frustration. I reached my goal of doing yoga and making dinner.

Reference- For the Love of Cooking [Fast, easy, and yummy]

Salmon with dill and lemon zucchini Salad

Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Dill

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.


1 lb salmon fillet
2 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Fresh dill, to taste
Lemon slices


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sprinkle freshly chopped dill all over followed by a layer of lemon slices. Place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.

Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the oven and serve with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of