“When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable” ― Martin Amis, Other People

I love knitting.

I really, really do.

I hate seaming. It never looks right to me. I see all the pictures of gorgeously seamed knitted items, and then I look at mine…and *shudder* gah.

I’m knitting up some Dory characters for my 3 year old. He is VERY anxious for me to finish.

The first one is baby Dory a pattern by Nicola Riley (a.k.a. NixknittingSticks on Ravelry). The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. It was a cinch to knit up, and now I’m onto the seaming. *sigh* poor Marrok…I joked that it would take me longer to seam her than it did to knit her…it really wasn’t a joke.

I had to tear out some of the stitching around the front/mouth area as I am really not happy with how I did it. Being a perfectionist really sucks sometimes…

I’m certain my tot will love her. I just hope I can finish her before he starts school…

In the meantime, life moves on…and appointments get forgotten 😐 I really wish I was joking. No harm done, except to my ego.

Sia – Unforgettable (Finding Dory)

The Doctor

Reinette: One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.” ― Steven Moffat

I may have a slight addiction.

Re-watching Doctor Who from 9 on has re-ignited my Doctor Who fangirl…much to the dismay of my darling 3 year old who wants to watch Dinotrux instead of The Doctor (but not always). Though I want to watch them from Hartnell on.

All the Doctors
Watch me…

I need more sock – so what do I do as a knitter? I find Doctor Who themed socks to knit! I may have also found a TARDIS mouse, and purse, and shawl, and, and…Oh my…my Ravelry queue grows longer every day.

I also found patterns for knit Doctor dolls…not sure on them, I prefer the real ones…

9 to 12
Oh, Doctor, my Doctor!

Some days, I really do wish I could hope into the TARDIS and be whisked away on an adventure. Then I realize I have a ton of work to do and my kids keep calling me…and reality hits me in the head.


Isn’t daydreaming fun?

The Doctor’s Themes (9, 10, & 11)

Never Not Knitting

“Oh, there you are, Albus,’ he said. ‘You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?’
‘No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,’ said Dumbledore. ‘I do love knitting patterns.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Honestly – if my hands would allow it, I would knit constant. DAMN YOU CARPEL TUNNEL!!!

I knit up the most adorable little book for my tapestry needles the past weekend. The pattern is from Raveler Carole R (aka Mewsli) and is called Emily’s Needle Book

I seriously love this little thing and the metal Horde Button makes my gamer heart happy!

It’s the simple things in life that can at times bring the most happiness. Now to block that book and make it’s shape more uniform.


Side note – knitting is also awesome for the mental health. It is a wonderful form of meditation.

I found the song below on YouTube but Googled it to make sure I gave credit where credit is due (no singer/writer was listed). As per the blog it came from, Never Not Knitting blogspot (which is now Never Not Knitting), I added the names that were listed.

Never Not Knitting Theme Song performed by Hunter, lyrics by Alana Dakos

Stitchy Knitters

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” ― Elizabeth Zimmermann

When I was a child, my mother tried in vain to teach me to knit. It wasn’t that I couldn’t do it, but I was soooo boooorrredddd. I thought it was boring. It took too long to achieve something small that I wanted so I gave it up.

When I was in 911 dispatch, the ladies there re-introduced me to the art once again and I enjoyed it in the downtime we had on slow nights, but I didn’t do it at home and I found it tiresome after a while.

Fast forward to last November when I suddenly had the urge to pick up the needles once again.

This time – I fell in love. No word of a lie – within a short few months I had gone from knitting simple hats and scarves, to knitting stuffed animals for my youngest (and even my eldest asked for one). Then my depression smacked me hard and after April I set my needles down in despair.

Well…thankfully that lull is over and I’m picking up my needles again! Only this time, I have to wear carpel tunnel braces on both wrist while doing so. I was getting a lot of pain and numbness whilst knitting, but brushed it off as I was so enjoying it. You can only brush something off for so long. I have a TON of projects to catch up on. I have sweaters to knit, scarves, the second sock of a pair for my toddler (he keeps asking me about it poor bug!), hats, toys – so much knitting, so little time!!!

I have found knitting to be meditative in my aging process. It pulls me in like a good book and keeps me calm and focused. It’s my happy place.

Stephen West – Baby You’re A Knitter (I laughed so hard watching this…)