Must. Have. Coffee!!

Monday Musings

It’s Monday and I’m already exhausted! I substituted for a 3rd grade class today, a bunch of 8 & 9 year-olds who have way more energy than I do! It was actually pretty good because I’ve subbed for this teacher a few times and know the kids pretty well. Just a long day of school, when I’ve been enjoying so many to myself, spending 8 hours away is a challenge! I guess I should start gearing up since I am job hunting for teaching positions! I could really, really use a nice strong cup of coffee to keep knitting & to make it through my volleyball games tonight!

I’ve also had a wonderful moment of startitis…

You remember the yarn for the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli?


Well…I couldn’t resist! I wound it all up on Thursday or Friday and I just couldn’t wait any more! It fits perfectly on some US 2.5, 3.0mm Addi Sock Rockets and I’ve been clicking away! It’s taking way longer than something similar in a DK or worsted weight would, but I’m ok with that. Rav link


Recently KnittingSarah  finished up her version of the cowl and posted about it here. She really has a way with words and this post was just the “gentle shove” I needed to get started on mine! KnittingSarah says that wearing her cowl is like wearing “soft, super warm heaven clouds.” How could I not want one??

Now I just need spring to hold off until I’m done 😉 Yeah right!! Bring on the sun!


v’s & bumps,


PS. I’ve been doing some research on various blogs/web hosting things (squarespace, wordpress, etc) and I’m curious what you guys use? If you are on your own website (no blogger, wordpress, blogspot in your web address) which one do you use and do you like it? Is it easy to use? I’m a total novice when it comes to coding and web design and I usually have to look everything up and open multiple windows and click back and forth until I can get something “done.”

13 thoughts on “Must. Have. Coffee!!

  1. I recently switched from a blog to a self hosted one. I went with Go Daddy and they made it soooo easy. I know nothing about coding and had no clue how to set up a website. With Go Daddy, my site was up and running within hours. I’m still tweaking it, getting it just right, but I LOVE having my own site. Check out Go Daddy, they’ve been awesome!

  2. That cowl looks like a great pattern, and a really interesting knit. Your colours are lovely, and I’m sure it’s going to be worth the effort.

    Hope you managed to get all the coffee you needed!

  3. You had to know that Caffeine Girl would check out this post! I absolutely could not teach without being fortified with caffeine!
    I love that cowl, but I’m a bit afraid to find out what it would cost to make in cashmere … but I may look anyway…

    1. The cashmere version could be a bit pricey, I’m using a few substitutes and 1 from stash so I didn’t feel the impact immediately. I think it would be gorgeous in some merino/silk or and alpaca blend as well, just something with a little drape and sheen 🙂 I don’t know where I’d be without my coffee!!!

  4. I want those clouds too, they sound lovely opposed to the dark heave grey ones that are hanging out here.
    I’m still on blogger, but have my own domain. If I had the money I would switch to wordpress self-hosted. Mainly because so much of what I want to do is aimed at wordpress. There are so many plugins, etc. that I would love to use.

  5. The cowl will look lovely! Cannot wait to see your ‘clouds’ finished; but at that yarn weight, may have to wait!
    Can’t help with blogging. I am SO impressed with myself just for adding a signature that comes up on every post. And I had to do the flicking back and forth between the tutorial tab I had open to get it done! Blogger is working fine for me at the moment – don’t know if I would have the time to change it now, so I just change little bits here and there.

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