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Kim Werker

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  1. 9 hours ago, angelak said:

    @Kim Werker OMG! The Night Circus was amazing. Magical! I feel like I was transported! Also, Jim Dale (reader of the Harry Potter audiobooks) did such an amazing job! I will say that having it read really adds to the storytelling tradition from Widget!

    So glad you enjoyed it! The Starless Sea, it turns out, has a great scene with knitting and it made me so happy. ❤️ 


  2. Sorry I didn't see this till today, @Kimberly Hirsh! It's hard to navigate what they've got, but I'd call the shop and ask. They're such an awesome shop, I'm sure they'd help. I'd look for yarns with cotton and/or bamboo; and if you're looking for wool content, merino is a pretty sure bet.


  3. 12 hours ago, angelak said:

    I am a firm believer that life is too short for bad books!

    I'm right there with you on this! It's that I just didn't have the attention span/was too exhausted to sit and read. The romance series was unchallenging and entertaining, and I forced myself to sit with it until I found my reading groove again. 🙂


  4. I forced myself back into reading by whipping through a Penny Reid romance series (or part of one, at least) last week, and have finally given myself permission to read The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern, which I anticipate will be magnificent so I've been putting it off for "a good time" – which is never and always.

    @Lilly.O.4 So glad you enjoyed Stolen Things!


  5. 44 minutes ago, emmajane said:

    (The fiddly factor is another reason I like doing it at the beginning before I get tired and less patient.)

    I really love this tip! It makes so much sense to do it when the shirt is way more malleable than it will be when the side seams are sewn. And I, too, as you might imagine, am totally comfortable with imperfections. 🙂 Excited to give it a try later today!


  6. @emmajane! Thank you for this incredible gift! I've got the shoulder seams sewn on my trial shirt. I managed to dig up scrap fabric so I'm not making my first attempt with stuff I love. Your videos have cleared up so many questions I had! I'll post pics soon. ❤️❤️❤️ 


  7. We'll call it half-LARPing, then. If we'd been running around we'd've injured ourselves and each other! One day I'll tell you about the sock full of ball-bearings Greg gave me earlier in our campaign. Because he gets me, and the rogue alter-ego I've created.


  8. 4 minutes ago, Sandi Wiseheart said:

    Honestly, Kim. It would be a LOT cheaper if only one of us would buy books and then, immediately after finishing the read, send it on to the other one.

    If only we'd put this together years ago! I've got pretty much nothing ebooks on the go these days, which are just as enjoyable but sadly less put-in-the-mailable. The Road is amazing, but... bleak. At least it's not about a pandemic, though.


  9. Ooh, @Lilly.O.4 you have some good ones on there. Stolen Things is a super page-turner (though not not-stressful!), and The Body in Question is one of my favourite books I read in 2019. Gracefully Grayson is a must-read for all of society; it's super. I'll add The Garden of Small Beginnings to my list! I just read Nina Hill a couple of weeks ago. ❤️

    I'm currently reading Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey. It's like a magical/not-magical detective story from what I can tell a couple of chapters in. Loving it so far!

    I tend toward the dark in my reading preferences (faves include The Road, Blindness, and an adolescent devouring of Stephen King), but I'm not able to really go dark these days so have been reading lots of romance novels, and Magic for Liars was recommended by someone on Twitter as an amazing escape.


  10. I'm gonna to Full Geek here. I'm currently reading a lighthearted romance novel called Well Met. It's about Renaissance Faire. I've never been to one, but it has me thinking loads about cosplay. This coming weekend, we're going to hook up via Facetime with the family we play Dungeons & Dragons with, and some of us are totally dressing up as our characters. In part, I'm thinking about how much the characters in this novel love escaping into their personas, and I think that kind of escape will feel amazing right now.


  11. Ugh. @Alice Creason I'm so sorry to hear about the complications from surgery. Can nothing in life ever go smoothly? This is a question I've been asking a lot lately, with fists balled up and shaken at the skies.

    Sometimes mindlessly scrolling Facebook or watching videos is all we can expect of ourselves while our body is wrecked and fighting so hard to heal. Sometimes, that's exactly what we need.

    Sounds like you're trying to maintain life status quo even as you've been feeling dreadful. That's a tall order, my friend, and one I suspect no one expects of you but yourself.

    Are there folks at work who can help unburden you of your work-related obligations? Surely no one will expect you to be working hard while you recover from surgery?

    Please don't feel an obligation to this group right now, but please do count on us for company through the magic of the internet, and for talk of creativity while your body and mind work up the strength to make things.

    Sending much love!


  12. I'm so excited about this group, @Alice Creason! Thank you for starting it!

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    So, hi. I'm Kim. And as you all likely know, I started my daily creative habit a few years ago, by doing a Year of Making. I had never succeeded at any kind of daily project before that, and I had tried many of them. I was certain I didn't have the conviction or the commitment or the creativity or whatever. Until I found an approach that worked with me instead of against me, and it changed everything about my creative experience.

    I did a YoM for several years straight, and at this point I hardly think about it. I probably make something every day, but my habit is strong – it's my normal now to be making things, so I may notice when I skip a day or a week, but I no longer fret that I'll have to work on reestablishing the habit. The habit is the part that's a constant. I honestly didn't think I'd ever write these words; it's a really great feeling.

    But. Of course there's a but!

    But there are more things I want to do, and I specifically struggle with putting in the time and effort to learn new things that I find difficult. For example, I have wanted to learn how to draw better. I have no, however, ever succeeded in committing to drawing daily.

    So that's what I'm doing here and now. Except maybe not exactly now. But I need to do this, and I'd appreciate the nudging and cheering and check-ins our community is so good at providing.

    There, I said it out loud. I want to do a minimum 30-day daily drawing project.

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