Photo credit: This photo by: Jacob Smith.

This check-in is for Sunday, July 18th, 2021 starting at 12:15 AM CST.

It’s my 15th personal check-in on my blog here at, and if this is your first visit to my website and hat shop, welcome, and thank you for stopping by. I am always grateful for every visit.

I have been checking in here on my blog since Sunday, July 4th, 2021, and since that day, my check in posts here serve as my social media because I do not post my content on social media networks other than Twitter. My Twitter posts are generally updates only about this website, and my beanie store. If you would like more information about why I stopped posting on social networks, see CHECKING IN 002.


12:31 AM CST – Same old story kind of tonight starting off this new day. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m at work. It’s been another great shift so far. I have gotten some crochet work done. In fact I finished a beanie, and about half of another finished tonight. I’ve made a few updates on the website so be sure to check the UPDATES page. –

8:44 AM CST – Busy morning today. After my first update this morning I spent all of the rest of my work shift working on a new blog post. When I left work I had to go fill up my truck with gas, and while I was out, I got some breakfast at Burger King, and then I drove to West Point Lake. It was a very spur-of-the-moment unplanned trip. I wanted to go take some new outdoor photos because I had not been out to the lake in quite a while. The weather was kind of dreary this morning, so while I did take some pictures, they’re not all that great. But that’s not the point. The point is that I did go and I had a great time. I did not stay long because I had to get back home so that I could get in bed. Tonight is my last night to work this weekend so I cannot be late. I will be starting a new photo series with the pictures that I took out at the lake today, so look for those coming up on the blog very soon. I will of course update this website to let you know when those photos have been posted. I’m signing out for now.

6:17 PM CST – I am back at my day (night) job. It is raining again. I got to work before 4 PM CST. I am proud of myself for it too. It means I’m showing discipline to keep myself in some order of responsibility for myself lately. I don’t really have a specific time that I have to be at work. Technically I’m expected to be at work by 6 PM, but there has never been an issue if I arrived later. There’s also never been an issue if I came in early. Basically I make my own schedule, and normally I just get there when I get there. But I’m only working 3 days each week currently vs working 7 days a week for many months in a row like I was doing. So time is crucial so that I can maximize my hours in such short time span. I feel like I’ve explained this before recently, and I probably have. So anyway, while it’s raining, I’m going to work on a new blog post. It will focus on link harvesting “crochet in the news” articles.

10:06 PM CST – In the last few hours I’ve gotten some new content posted to the blog. It finally stopped raining. I’m going to settle down for awhile and get some crocheting done.

11:23 PM CST – I’ve just finished the body portion of one of my new beanies. A photo will be posted soon.


Below you can find links to random videos I watched (or just popped up in my feed, and shared for viewer interest) on YouTube, interesting websites or articles I wanted to share.


No YouTube today.


That is it for this post. Again I thank everyone who visits this website, reads my content, shares my content, and most especially those of you who buys my handmade products and supports my small business.

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Store owner and blogger here at – David Thrift

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