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Mar. 14th, 2011

Knit fairy

This blog has moved.

Well I did it. I opened a new blog at katherinerollins.blogspot.com

While it will be mostly knitting related, I will talk about my writing too.

I thought about closing this one completely but then I wouldn't be able to sneak in and see what interesting things my LJ friends were up to.

So good luck and good writing. I'll be peeking in from time to time.

Dec. 28th, 2010

Knit fairy

Hopeful 2011

I realize I've left the last post up way too long! I've been neglecting this blog as I've been slack with my writing.

But I have been doing some things:

And so I'm happy and hopeful for 2011. May you all have a great creative new year!

Aug. 4th, 2010

Knit fairy

Thanks Kimberley!

Got home Monday from a little weekend trip and a big box was on my doorstep. My prize winnings were inside!

Three books,
and a stuffed alligator (See picture in previous post!)

Tot immediately ran off with the alligator as I went to hide the candy. Oh yes, the Twizzlers are all mine ALL MINE. Heh heh heh.

I have to wait a few more days before I can dive into the books; that's when I can pack the kids back to school. But I'm excited to have these books to help me get inspired to write again.

The Twizzlers? I think they'll inspire me right back to the gym again.

Jul. 19th, 2010

Knit fairy

I won something!

Oh boy!

Thanks Kimberley! I can't wait to read your book.
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Jun. 25th, 2010

Knit fairy


Every now and again I've been pondering opening a knitting blog. I have been doing more knitting than writing lately. I think that's because of the kids' summer vacation. I can knit and still be well aware of what they are up to.

Then I think of this, my well neglected writing blog and realize, I'm a shy blogger. But I do have something to share and it is a bit of writing. It's my very first knitting pattern for my very first design. The inspiration struck me completely out of the blue. I had a vision and I said to the vision, "I don't know how to do ruffles." Some research, some test knitting, and help from family, I have:


It is on sale at Ravelry:

Now here's hoping my muse will come back this fall to help me with my stories.

Mar. 8th, 2010

Knit fairy

That was a surprise

You never know when opportunity will strike. Last night Tim Weibel of Superteacherworksheets.com posted a call for writers on Verla Kay's
messageboard last night.

I sent a story in and voila! Today it's posted:


Dec. 11th, 2009

Knit fairy


One of my stories is now in a new e-zine hold queue. They like it enough to hold it for a future issue.

Good I think. But this story has been-there-done-that with a couple of e-pubs. Maybe this wave of e-publishing will stick. Who knows?

Nov. 3rd, 2008

Knit fairy

Shhh I'm writing

Little bit by little bit. It's like I'm coming out of my shell. Getting back to work.

Oct. 26th, 2008

Knit fairy


Should I do it?

An agent liked my hook during a pitch session at our conference. I guess the book is worth the struggle to write. Now if I could only get past the second chapter...

May. 2nd, 2008

Knit fairy

33 1/2 minutes

I've been reading all sorts of self-help stuff from the Net (especially Kristi Holl's blog, http://writers-first-aid.blogspot.com. I think she knows my soul.)

One productivity suggestion was to set an egg timer for 33 1/2 minutes at a time. Then you would write in intervals taking breaks in between.

Considering my complete lack of discipline, leading to complete lack of writing, I bought an egg timer and used it yesterday.

I only did one 33 1/2 minute session but you know, I think it worked. My focus tried to stray but with the tick tick tick, I didn't allow myself to look at yarn online or play Scrabulous. I started to write.

I hope I can keep it up. Because friends, I really would like to complete a draft of a novel by the end of the year. There I've said it. Maybe I'll mean it.

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