We had a bit of a wonky weekend – Steve had a work function Friday and Saturday, so there was no usual Happy Hour. It made for weekend that did not feel like a weekend at all, but I did get some reading and knitting done.
Drinking: Iced Coffee – warmer weather makes me very glad because I really love iced coffee to start my day.
Watching: Game of Thrones (along with the rest of the world, I am sure!) and Call the Midwives. Two shows that are the exact opposite of each other, and I love them both!
Contemplating: The Me Made May phenomena – I consider myself a serial maker. I have been a maker as long as I can remember but, do I need a month to point that out to the world around me (or at least my Instagram feed!) I don’t want to take any of the wind out of the sails about those participating, but I think that helping new makers along their way is the approach I would rather take. So, I am going to commit to fostering new makers in their journey and there is a group at my church who want to learn to knit so I am going to help them. Hopefully, by the end of May there will be a new flock of knitters in the Pittsburgh area!
Knitting: Socks, Pincha, and using some stash to knit along with Simone (OwlCat Designs) in her wedding shawl knit-along.
Cooking: All things asparagus – and it is so good! Grilled, roasted, in stir fry, and I am going to try this recipe for Asparagus Pizza!
Anticipating: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival! Steve and I are going for the day on Saturday (he is thrilled beyond believe, I assure you!!) I will try to foster his excitement during the week so that he enjoys himself (oh the food! and the sheep!) I might challenge him to a little photo contest, which I am sure he will win!
Planting: Our “safe to plant date” is Mother’s day, so I will be getting more plants in the garden very soon! I have been watching Mr. Knitspot expand his garden beds with great interest. Gardening and the expansion of the garden is one area that Steve and I are in complete agreement on!
That is all I have for this list filled Monday, but tell me – what “right now” thing are you loving?
Have fun at Maryland S&W! I hope it’s not too hot. I’m with you on the mixed feelings for MeMadeMay. But yay for making some new knitters this month.
Re: MS&W: The sheepdog demonstrations down at the far end are awesome, so Steve might enjoy those if they weren’t on your radar. Also, the last couple years, I’ve spent more on garden plants there than wool, so you could look there for some of your gardening needs.
Alas, I’ll be there on Sunday, otherwise I’d say we should meet up!
You know Maryland S&W will be a blast and Steve will enjoy himself. I’m not familiar with Me Made May, will have to investigate. I did finish a pair of socks yesterday (May 1st) so at least I can say I made one thing this month!
I’m enjoying reading your “Right Now” right now! Our garden is not off to a stellar start because of some less than ideal weather, but I’m determined to plant my tomatoes outside next weekend, mainly because they’re growing too large for the cups I started them in. Can’t wait to hear about MDS&W!
I’ll be at MDSW on Saturday as well! My husband came with me a few years ago, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Hopefully Steve will too.