Yes, that’s right folks, the cookbook Fend For Yourself is now available on the Kindle store. Feeling pretty good today about this.

The “look inside” preview for the book won’t be available until next week, but you can still have a sample sent to you before you buy it.

As always, if you have any suggestions or comments I’d love to hear them. The beauty of an e-book is I can still correct myself if I made a grave error somewhere in there.

Fend For Yourself Cover


No new knitting this week, but I did want to tell you guys about the Tip of the Day that I’ve been doing on Facebook and Twitter.  I started it at the beginning of the year, and while I don’t do it every single day, I do share tips several times a week.

The tips can be very specific, like quick recipe suggestions, or very broad, like life lessons and general advice. I try to mix it up and include tips for cooking, cleaning, being healthy, exercising, or just being happier. Most are practical, though some are meant to be obvious and make you smile (like, don’t walk down the street with your eyes closed).

If you aren’t following on Facebook or Twitter yet, go on and do it! My links are over there on the sidebar. Who knows, you may just pick up a useful tip or two 😀

Hope you had a happy weekend!

I’ve started calling my craft room a studio, mostly because that just sounds much cooler.  Progress has been slower than I wanted, but I’m finally getting things organized. Take a look:

knit scarf storage display solution

Product Inventory

office wall organization

Office Space

puzzle art

Puzzle Art!

I still need to get a few pegboards for yarn storage, and frame and hang a few more art pieces I’ve had for a while, but I definitely feel a lot more organized now!

My big desk is offically my crafting table as well. Previously it’s always been my computer desk, but it’s such a great open space, I wanted it to be (mostly) clear for me to wrap up sold items, do some scrapbooking, or complete a puzzle.  It’s great to have the space and be able to leave a partially-finished project out and ready to be worked on in an area separate from my computer activities.

craft table desk

Official Crafting Table

Overall, I’m happy with how it’s coming along.  I’ll let ya’ll know when it’s finished! 😀

Earlier this year I started introducing knitting patterns in my shop for my more popular items.

The unexpected success of these individual patterns inspired me to write a more complete collection.  I’m happy to announce that collection is now available!

With 4 patterns for around the house, 11 winter accessories, and 2 bonus patterns for summer knitting, your needles will be busy all year round!

Want to get started?  Once you purchase the collection, you’ll be able to instantly download the full PDF file.

Happy Knitting!


A few months ago, I finished my last post in the series, Guidelines for Greener Living.  Using my posts as inspiration, I expanded my ideas and compiled them all into an awesome new eBook! Yes, that’s right, you can now get the Guidelines for Greener Living book through the Amazon Kindle store!

You can click the affiliate link below to go to Amazon.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can use the Kindle app on your phone or computer to read it.  Thanks for all your support!

Guidelines for Greener Living: How to Lead a More Eco-Friendly Life (affliate)

Guide to Eco Friendly Living


Note: I am part of the Amazon Associate program and will occasionally post affiliate links to Amazon products that I believe will assist you on your journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  Any proceeds I receive from these affiliate links goes into growing Knitting Naturals and researching new eco-friendly products.  Thank you for your support!


blue bamboo knit scarfAfter months of planning, research, and work, Knitting Naturals is finally open for business!  Our first item may be one lone scarf, but it’s a beautiful blue bamboo scarf that feels like silk, so I think it’s a good one to start with.

My goal was to start Knitting Naturals before the end of 2012, and I only have 3 days to spare.  There’s still a lot of work to do, and I have many project ideas floating around in my head that I need to put into action, but I feel accomplished in taking the big leap of finally getting something in the shop.  The next project (a lovely wool hat) is already on the needles and should be done by the end of next week.I’d like to get a few winter accessories for men and kids in the shop too before winter is over, and start developing a design for reusable cotton market bags (super handy at the farmer’s market).

There are big plans for 2013, and I’m tackling them head on!  I hope you’ll come with me on my adventures and follow my progress through Knitting Naturals–it’s going to be an interesting ride.