GMM: Eels — I Need Some Sleep

Y’all, this has been a morning. 

What do you mean, it’s 2:30 already?

Ok. This has been a day.

I know I listened to music on the way in this morning, but I can’t for the life of me remember what any of it was. And my iPod is dead. So here’s me, wishing I could get a naptime in. (Why is it that I always want to type eels with 3 e’s?)

Happy Thursday!


WIP Wednesday! Yarn Along edition

I fall more in love with this pattern the more I work on it. Which is exactly why I already have orange yarn lined up to make another one for myself right after I finish this one :) Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the yarn I’m using is just perfectly smushy and I want to bury my face in it, like, all the time.

Over the weekend I finished Maus I, a graphic novel and sort of biography (part 1 anyways) about the author’s father, a survivor of WWII and Auschwitz. It’s some heavy stuff, and more than once I had tears threatening in the corners of my eyes. But it’s also a lovely story of a father and a son, and the art is amazing. I’ll be picking up part 2 from the library as soon as I can.

Joining Ginny.

What have you been crocheting and reading this week?


GMM: Matthew and the Atlas — Come Out of the Woods

You know those bands, the ones that maybe you’ve heard of before, but never heard a song of theirs, but are most likely completely new to you. The ones that are pleasant surprises. The ones that are almost better than the main act you came to see. This was how I started listening to Lostprophets (who opened for Hoobastank), and also One Republic (who opened for John Mayer). It’s how I heard of these guys, when they opened for Mumford. So good.

Happy Wednesday!

Blogging for Books!

So I came across a new blog last week, thanks to Ginny’s Yarn Along, and I’m kind of enamored with it. Kerry just seems really genuine! Also, she has some really cute blog ideas that I might have to copy… but that’s for another day.

Through Kerry My Heart, I also discovered Blogging for Books. Y’all. I am stupid excited about this. I’ve already been reading things and writing reviews on Goodreads for awhile, and now someone is going to send me books to read & review, for free!? Sign me up! (That’s exactly what I did, actually. I signed up.) My first book just got here (it took about a week), and it’s a dystopian novel. They’ve got a good amount of fiction to choose from, but they’ve also got non-fiction, cookbooks, and crafty books too! No crochet books available this time around, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Y’all will definitely be hearing more about this, since I’ll be blogging about / reviewing all the things I read courtesy of BfB.

Various and Sundry.

Some logistics come along with sorting out a “new” website, and I’ll continue to be working out these details and adding bits in the coming weeks. (This would include sorting out the categories & maybe archives and adding an About page… and who knows what else.) If you followed me from my Tumblr, I’d also like to work on adding old blog posts from the past, so they all live in the same place. I don’t know if I’ll have the patience to move all the GMM posts, but I definitely want to move the Yarn Along & other crafty posts, concert playlists, and stuff like that. So be on the lookout!

A Re-introduction.

Since I’m finally making the move to separate my Tumblr from my domain, and work to develop what lives on my domain as the handmade blog I’ve always wanted & intended it to be… I figured new beginnings deserve a reiteration about where this space, my space, came from.

I have been a Russophile ever since, at age 12, I decided I wanted to be an astronaut & needed to learn Russian. Spoiler alert, I’m not an astronaut, but Russia stuck with me. I did take Russian in high school, and all my friends were enamored when I would write out their names in cyrillic. My own name uses all recognizable characters: Сара, and so this became my nickname (only pronounced the American way, with a hard C, like the Greek letter). When I began creating my internet self, my username easily flowed from this high school nickname. I’m Sarah… AKA Capa.

My domain’s Russian influenced as well. Встреча (vstrecha, transliterated) means a meeting, gathering, or get-together. That’s how I’ve always seen my space: as a get-together with my friends, near and far. A time and place to share my life. So enjoy! I can’t wait to get to know you :)