Year: 2013

2013 in Review

2013 in Review

I honestly don’t want to remember most of 2013.  It was a year of sadness, betrayal, frustration, and heartbreak.  There were moments of happiness, but they were so few and far between. Just about a year ago, I found out that I was unexpectedly pregnant.  And I was filled with fear.  Abject terror.  And that […]

Posted 31 December 2013 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 0 Comments


College and Crochet

College and Crochet

A little bit of Hermione… I am truly loving most of my classes this semester!  I only have one that is a traditional classroom setting, albeit an online one.  That is my Mythology and Modern Life class.  I really am loving my class in terms of what I am studying.  My professor is amazing; I’ve done […]

Posted 28 October 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies, School Days / 0 Comments


Sugar Cones… in yarn!

Sugar Cones… in yarn!

I literally just finished the Sugar Cone Skully Hat by Julie of Gleeful Things and I LOVE it!  It is the worsted weight version of her VERY popular Waffle Cone Slouchy Hat.  This pattern was super easy, all single crochet and double crochet.  There was an error in the 4th round, but one that is super easy to correct. […]

Posted 4 October 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

I can’t count to 300…

I can’t count to 300…

I am working on a new design that I am tentatiively calling the Desert Shells Hair Wrap.  Really it is a long, fairly wide scarf-type object that could be used in the traditional way, too!  It is inspired by a couple of things… both good and bad!  On the not so happy side, the recent […]

Posted 2 October 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

New pattern added…

New pattern added…

I uploaded a new pattern today to my Ravelry store, also available here on my site.  But if you want a printable PDF, you can click on the Ravelry button and it will download to your computer without needing to be a member.  I call it the Spikes & Bobbles Tablet clutch and I love […]

Posted 27 September 2013 by Kim Deister in Craftastic Goodies / 0 Comments

Not a happy Mama, not a happy post…

Not a happy Mama, not a happy post…

This week has all the makings to be a pretty craptastic week.  This Saturday was supposed to be my due date and I am not entirely sure my body realizes that it isn't pregnant anymore.  Especially after the maelstrom of crap it has been through, I don't think it knows which way is up.  Hell, some […]

Posted 23 September 2013 by Kim Deister in Bitches & Moans / 1 Comment

The Tween Years are going to kill me.

The Tween Years are going to kill me.

I wish I drank.  There are days when I think that a little shot of vodka in the morning java might do me a world of good.  This self-imposed rule of not drinking when stressed out sometimes sucks, especially when I seem to live in that state most of the time. The Tween Years.  This […]

Posted 19 September 2013 by Kim Deister in Daily Drama / 0 Comments

Holy SH*T!

Holy SH*T!

That was my reaction upon discovering a piece of news.   The back story… I was talking about bullying among kids with my friend Kevin and I told him a bit about our brush with it.  Ours took place before we left NY, from about September of 2011 to May of 2012.  There was another […]

Posted 13 September 2013 by Kim Deister in WTH?! / 0 Comments