Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things


TheBoy and I spent Friday night at the best themed party I think I’ve ever been to. An eggroll party. At ViolinJodie’s house. Her fiancé turned 30 on Christmas Eve and so to celebrate the house was full of very cheerful people filling and frying eggrolls. The food was great, the company was great, and read more


Let’s Hope I’m Not One of Those Seven

I love with a slightly bridled passion. It’s the perfect blend of nerdy, geeky and wonderful. And today, knitting makes an appearance. How much better can it get?


He’s the Cheese to my Macaroni

TheBoy and I saw the movie Juno on Saturday. It was brilliant. I laughed. A. Lot. And then I cried. Just a little bit. Then I laughed some more. It left me feeling really wonderful about my marriage and the relationship that I have with TheBoy [I know I’m gushy and schmoopy, but I can’t read more


Year In Review

In fiber: 1. Peacock, 2. Bear Spins!, 3. Romney, 4. Washrags!, 5. Peapod With Buttons!, 6. Merino/Tencel, 7. Hat!, 8. Hebrides Overture, 9. Sweet Baby Cap and Thumbless Mitties, 10. Octopus, 11. Sweater for Baby Lingo, 12. Tiny Stockings Created with fd’s Flickr Toys. In daily life: 1. Magnets!, 2. Stitches West, 3. Magnets!, 4. read more


Merry Merry.

Merry Christmas to all. May your holidays be blessed with love, laughter, magic, glitter, butter, sugar and all other things that make holidays so special.


Red is the Color of Desire

So says Lola anyway. [Kinky Boots is a movie that never fails to make me smile, Chiwetel Ejiofer makes a wonderful drag queen turned boot designer.] And red is the color of our happy new car: A new car was a necessity, as the old one was on it’s last legs. A ’98 Ford Taurus read more


Pay it Forward

I found this here, who found it here, who found it…okay, I won’t actually continue any further back, but I am going to take the challenge up. Here’s the deal: I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I read more


Safe Haven for Wandering Pets?

TheBoy and I currently have no pets. Fish! went to the big fishbowl in the sky last August at the ripe old age of 2.5. We really want a dog but alas, they’re not allowed where we currently live. We could have a cat, but while we like cats, we’re not so sure we want read more



I’m thankful for many things, these days, but most of all I am thankful that I am lucky enough to have this man in my life. That he is my husband, and I get to spend every day for the rest of my life with him. I’m also thankful that I never have to plan read more


Welcome to the World Little One

I’m a bit late on this one, but there’s been some wonderful amidst the crud recently. My husband’s niece and her husband [there’s a generation gap between TheBoy and his half siblings] welcomed their first child, a son into the world on October 29th. It’s wonderful news, he’s happy and healthy and I can’t wait read more


Pet Peeves.

My family had strict traditions about holiday decorations when I was growing up. The Christmas tree [and other decorations] were on display from the Sunday before Christmas through New Year’s Day. No more, no less. The best years were when Christmas was on a Sunday because then you got a full week of the tree read more


Spam Spam Spam

I’ve been having a lot of problems with spam lately so I just installed a different spam filter. If it gives you any problems, let me know and I’ll deal with it.