Why is it that approaching vacation time equals diminishing brain function? Or am I the only person experiencing this phenomenon? And, it seems all things are conspiring to remind me that vacation is coming! Airbnb sent a reminder this morning… just in case I was not already thinking about it!
But, there are some random thoughts rattling around my brain that I am just going to dump out here to close out the week!
First up, Kym posted about the abundance of fungi that are flourishing thanks to the recent rains. My back yard has become one such area… we have a fungi explosion here too, as you can see in my photo. I am not sure what kind of mushrooms these are, but they sure are interesting – they “open” like an umbrella!
Next, did you see that The Man Booker Shortlist is out? I am significantly disappointed that Warlight did not move from the longlist to the shortlist… boo!
One of the blogs that I really love is Tom of Holland – he never disappoints and almost always wows and there are lots of wows in this post. I simply love the idea of taking something that is unwearable and turning it into a true work of art.
Next week Friday, Issue 6 of Laine Magazine will be out. But!!! You can start planning your knits today as the images are up on Ravelry this morning! There are a number of things that I am entirely smitten with!
I have been most disappointed recently with Knitty, but the Astronomer’s Beret is really quite wonderful – and it combines knitting and embroidery in a very unique way!
Sally Melville’s All Ages Vest is fun… and easy install zippers FTW!
My friend, Sarah Jordan released a new hat pattern this week: Emblematic. I love that it began as a doodle!
Hats were definitely the winners this week and Berrit has a discount through Sunday!
And, that is all I have for this week! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!
I know what you mean about upcoming vacations…I can’t believe we leave a week from today for our Fall camping vacation. Can’t wait…but so much to do!!
The new Laine magazine looks FABULOUS!!
Love Tom’s sweater!
Always love your links. Can’t wait for the new Laine. There are 2 or 3 projects I already love, just from looking at the photos in Ravelry. 🙂
Thanks for linking over to Tom of Holland’s blog. That sweater is so fantastic!
Tom’s work is amazing!! Love that sweater. Yay, vacation time is coming!!!
Than you for the link to Laine! I love the Poet sweater and think I need to knit faster! We have loads of fungi around our condo this year. Overwatering in the desert…it makes me crazy. I am leaving in the morning for the weekend and I have not even THOUGHT about what to take. All I know is that Mylo will be well cared for (by his dad). 🙂
Vacation is wonderful, but I’m not a big fan of the pre and post vacation times! There is too much to do beforehand, and the letdown afterwards.
How did I not know about Tom?! John wears his clothes until they are literally threadbare, and this has been a traumatic summer for him as he’s thrown away 2 pairs of shorts and a beloved T-shirt. Next time that happens, I’m rescuing the item from the trash and fiddling around with some visible mending. Thanks for introducing me to Tom and his amazing work!
Take a deep breath…it’s vacation!!! 🙂 Love the look of those Laine patterns!
I “Feedly-ed” the Tom of Holland blog. Looks entertaining and maybe will inspire me to “mend” instead of discard.
Always love your links. enjoy that vacation. My tolerance for BS at work would be at an all time low the day I finished working!
Lotsa different links to peruse this week… along with the very interesting mushroom/fungi! Enjoy the weekend and upcoming travel preparations.
I started vacation at 2:50 pm. Not that I was counting down the exact minute or anything… 😉
You, Kym, Bonny … I have FOMO on the mushroom front 🙂 (but not really). I think Late September is a lovely time to take vacation – do you have something wonderful tee’d up to knit? maybe with a nice cool weather cocktail?
Prepping for vacation can be overwhelming. Hope you can feel relaxed and ready as you prepare!
I hope you have a super fabulous vacation seeing your people!!