Last December, when it was cold, cold, cold, I decided to use some bulky yarn to make a cowl. It'll knit up fast, I thought. I'll get to wear it practically immediately, I thought. I thought wrong. 🙂 This is the project that went beautifully until 80%. At 80%, I left the bag with the... Continue Reading →
I seem to cast on a pair of socks each Christmas, finish at least one sock, and then finish the pair by sometime mid-spring. These weren't any different as I cast off on 6 March. Interestingly, the only reason I did focus on them was because I wanted to start something else, and felt that... Continue Reading →
I don't like reading non-fiction.There, I said it. It's out in the open now.The thing is, there are so many valuable insights available through reading non-fiction - I can't ignore a huge swath of potential knowledge. So instead of avoiding it, I've been investigating different approaches to be more likely to finish reading non-fiction books... Continue Reading →
I brainstormed my own personal commandments; these are the overarching principles that I live my life by. Some are part of my core personality that I wanted to underline, while others are things I want to strive for.
I'm a Happiness Engineer on the WooCommerce Orion team, and have been working at Automattic for 18 months now. I'm doing a six month 50% rotation on Happiness Hiring; the rotation is from June until the end of December. That means I still do 50% support on WooCommerce, then handle applications, interviewing, and working with trials during the other 50% of my time.
In all fairness, I didn't set out to drink three shots of espresso. I realized that the grind on the beans was a little too coarse, so adjusted and made another shot. Then another. All three tasted slightly different, too!
The sewing world doesn’t have a Ravelry equivalent. Patterns are spread across the Big 4 and the hundreds of indie pattern designers – last week, I was trying to find a specific pants pattern I’d seen a while back and finally gave up.
I hate being late. It says "I don't care enough about your time," so I try very hard to be on time or even better: early. When I worked in an office, I was usually early to meetings. My tactic? I got there early and just did something useful in the mean time. It didn't... Continue Reading →