As of yesterday morning I’m officially a (self) published author. -insert fanfare-
Don’t get too excited or anything, it’s just a short story, but I had to design a cover and do all the formatting (not enjoyable) but it’s out there and it’s real and it even has an ISBN number! I had a crisis of self-worth a couple months ago, while trying to write up my author bio for an assignment, when I realized that I had nearly zero accomplishments as a writer. Nothing published in any form and very few finished projects that I was actually proud of enough to think about publishing. Leave it to school to make me have to get over that.
So here it is, in all its tiny glory.
“Pretentious” Tea Party:
We had a “pretentious” tea party to kick off our party list. Each attendee picked out a tea to pair their food item with. Here’s the delicious spread:
It’s been a long while, hasn’t it? I’m sorry. I’ve been a terrible friend. Can you ever forgive me? You can? We’ll get past this and it’ll be just like old times? I knew we were friends for a reason! So where was I? Ah, yes, updates!
I made some things:
I realized, as I started knitting up one for my sister, that I actually shortened the pattern. Doh! It still fits well, it’s just not as slouchy as it’s supposed to be. I wear this hat all the time now. It’s become a staple in my wardrobe for chilly days. Keeps you warm on cold days, but not too warm on nice days.
Learned a new trick this week, Arm Knitting! I’m always looking for something new to try so when this tutorial showed up on my screen I had to give it a shot. Knit a chunky scarf in 30 minutes? Yes, please!
My sister took the first one before I could get a good picture of it (figures!), but here’s the second one! Instead of the six stitches that I “cast on” for the first one, this one is ten stitches wide. I like it much better.