Sometimes, I feel like I just need to shake my brain out – empty it of all sorts of odds and ends to free up some space! Today is definitely one of those days!
I got my second (and final) dose of the shingles vaccine this week and can I just say that I am glad that is over with! 48-ish hours of feeling meh was not what I needed this week, but I am really glad that I don’t have to worry about shingles! (now if only some other worries were as easily relieved!!)
I watched and knit my way through two nights of debates this week (this was a huge boon to knitting as I am racing through my Screen Door. I have 5 repeats to go to the DECREASES! My takeaway thoughts on the candidates… night one I was pleasantly surprised by Julián Castro. But, night two was owned by Kamala Harris! Wow! She seriously rocked it! I know there are still miles and miles to go, but this is a very promising start!
The outpouring of support for Ravelry this week has been inspiring! Or, perhaps it is better to say that I am inspired by the outpouring of support for and the inclusion of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ members! Is it perfect? No – far from it, we still have so much work to do to in making sure everyone feels welcome and like they belong, but this was a huge step in the right direction!
Also in knitting, Thea has a new pattern out this week and she is donating 50% of the pattern proceeds to RaicesTexas until Sunday!
I think Sewing Hacks might be my favorite thing but I was especially wowed by this week’s hack from Grainline Studios!
Finally, in the colossal fail category – this weekend will find me grocery shopping. Yep, that’s right in a grocery store the weekend before a major holiday. I am entirely blaming that damned shingles shot that I will be a member of the shopping bedlam!
I will also be treating myself with a little visit to JoAnn’s as well – they have a crazy sale this weekend and sometimes you just can’t pass up a sale, right?
There you have my brain dump – what do you need to get off your mind before the weekend starts?
Brain dumps are a good thing! Rattling around in my brain: I had no idea Marianne Williamson was running for president. I fear she won’t get very far. And Andrew Yang fascinates me in a weird way. Definitely not a top candidate, but his Universal Basic Income idea is only slightly crazy. Re: grocery shopping – go early. Our grocery stores don’t start to get busy until after 9:00 or so, so if I get there at 7:00 I can whip through in 30 minutes. Have a good weekend!
Thea’s latest pattern really is very pretty. I’m hoping to get the grocery shopping out of the way this afternoon. Wishing you the best of weekends Kat – Enjoy!!
I’m not a big fan of the feeling after a vaccine, when your immune system is working overtime, but it’s good to know you’re protected!
I, too, will be braving a grocery store, but then I do that every weekend. I agree that the key is going early! Back before Rainbow was born, I used to do all the shopping and would get up early on Saturday mornings to do it. It was just me and the little old ladies, and I’d be in and out in less than half an hour!
Ravelry took a brave step forward in the effort to end hate-mongering and pandering to those who fear inclusion- way to go!! Julian is a hidden gem … I hope he gets more visibility. The debates certainly have shown us that the party has many ‘rising stars’ … now we need to put some of those in office-
All regards from-
barb in texas
That shingles shot wiped me out . . . both doses. So nice to have it out of the way! And I’ll echo Bonny’s comment: get thee to the grocery store EARLY. (UGH.) Because I’m up north and don’t have cable, I didn’t watch the debates. (But I’m catching up online. . . ) Have a good weekend, Kat!
That uniform hack has me thinking about another version for my on closet
I am so proud of Ravelry, thank goodness they are taking a stand and have recieved so much support.
I love ravelry more and more each day. I admire your shingle shot dedication. I have yet to do that series…eep! However I’ve had shingles so I’m not to keen about the vaccine. I’ll discuss with my primary care doc.
Those darn shingles shots. Of course, we need them but the aftermath is miserable – at least it was for me. The dress pattern looks quite sew- able. I do admire Ravelry for taking a strong stance. Wow.