2020 Blog Update

Dear Friends,

The blog has been pretty silent this year. I haven’t been doing much, except for the occasional YouTube video. I spent January to June going through my 2nd and 3rd trimesters, while dealing with the fallout of COVID-19, like the rest of the world. I was lucky enough to not only keep my job, but work from home from mid-March to mid-June, until my son was born. From June to September, I was on Maternity Leave, and went back to work in September. 

If you follow me on YouTube or Instsgram, you’ll have seen the random videos and posts I made there. To be honest, everything became a low priority as my pregnancy progressed. My energy levels varied each day, and with the mental stress of the pandemic also happening, I just wanted to lose myself in writing, reading, and knitting. 

So where does that leave this blog?

I’m not going to shut it down. I see no reason to do that. In the most recent years, I haven’t been a regular poster. There will be updates to the overall blog coming, once I can catch my breath. In the meantime, here are links to everything I’ve posted on YouTube, if you don’t follow me there:

Tales From A Polk County Girl YT Channel:

Planner Use in Quarentine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBRWJDY5Vrg 

A Year of Me Journal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EC9waLl4Wk 

Goals Update Jan to June 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yzFQIBUfk 

Custom Planner Inserts from SewMuchCrafting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztTMYUH4GZI 

Dollar Tree Haul July 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCWm_fWA30 

October 2020 Planner Update and Walk Thru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtOIyLnmiZo 

Knitting All The Blankets YT Channel:

June 2020 Knitting Update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJCXbZbcXyg&t=1423s 

Fibreshare Spring 2020 Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbWCYoTUBw 

Twin Mommy Creations June 2020 Purchase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZEK6dNhnI 

Writing Update:

I finished writing the final chapters for my A to Z Knitting Stories project. I’d wanted to finish them before my son was born and I achieved that! Whoo! Now I’m working on getting them typed up before the end of the year. I’m halfway through the chapters!

Upcoming Writing News:

  1. Finish typing up the A to Z Knitting Stories chapters. I do plan on eventually self-publishing this book as well. 
  2. Finish writing the [Baking Competition] short story I started a long time ago.
  3. Outline and write another short story that has a cooking competition setting. 

Upcoming Reading News:

I’m planning on listing all the books I’ve managed to read this year by the end of the year. Surprisingly, I’ve read more than I thought I would this year, and I’m not including the books I’m reading to my son. 

Upcoming Knitting News:

As much as I’d like to be knitting and working on my various blankets and pattern designs, infants take a lot of energy and time. (He’s so worth it!) What little knitting I do is blanket squares, because I can do those in the car, while at stoplights. For those of you who are rolling your eyes at this, some of these lights are long, and this is really the only knitting time I get. I hope to get some time to work on the Mixed Stitches Blanket pattern that I finished knitting before my son was born-it’s his toddler blanket. And one day, get back to my 10 Stitch Blankets. 

Upcoming Blog Changes:

  1. I plan on making a page for my knitted dishcloths as an inventory page / catalog, so I can send potential buyers there to see what I have in stock. 
  2. Revamping the overall look of the blog and some of the tabs up top.
  3. Adding a page for my published works.