I have so enjoyed reading the flurry of “Current Updates” in the blogisphere, I thought I would join in and share a little slice of my world as 2019 winds down. I was surprised to see that I had not done one of these updates since June! It makes me smile to see where I was on the first day of summer – especially since we will welcome winter on Saturday! Okay, maybe someone will be up to welcome it at 11:19 PM EST but I promise you, I will be tucked into my cozy, warm bed!
My word for next year! Focus has been so very good that part of me wants to “stay in the zone” for 2020, but I think I can drill into it a bit – take what I have learned through focus and apply it specifically into areas of my life that focus has shown to have issues. I am thinking about purpose/purposeful and intention/intentional.
Un Village Français, courtesy of my library. I am just in season one, but it is fascinating to watch life just after German occupation in 1941 in the village of Villeneuve. I know I say this all the time, but I truly adore my library and the vast number of options I have to watch, read, and listen!
Speaking of reading, I do not know where the recommendation came from – but I am reading One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker. I love when a book sucks you in from the very first paragraph! I am about 1/3 of the way in and enjoying it tremendously – it might even be causing me to stay up just a wee bit later to read “just one more chapter”!
These December days – we are halfway through the month, with the best half yet to come! And, I am spending them enjoying all the subtleties of the season! The lights, the music, and especially those moments of unexpected good will in curious places – like the grocery store!
Crazily, I have some delusion that I can finish a pair of mittens to match this headband that I knit over the weekend. Yes – I translated the pattern and figured out how to double-knit – now I am feverishly knitting a pair of matching mittens. If I can get these done today – I can make one more trip to the post office tomorrow and they *might* make it to Michigan in time for Christmas! If all that fails – then I can add them to whatever we send Vivi for Valentine’s Day!
Some selfish making in January! All this gift knitting will be done, and I have plans to do some sewing – including a Day of Pinning and Cutting Out All The Things in the week between Christmas and New Year!
There you have what’s current in my life! What about you? What’s your favorite current thing?
Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels
I love “current things” posts and don’t know why we all tend to forget about them! I’ve been thinking about my word for 2020 also, and feel the same. I think I know the next logical step, but don’t want to let go of balance. I love your knitting and am sending you both speedy knitting vibes and good post office juju. My current thing is continued hat knitting; I hope to finish one today and cast on another. The thought of keeping the people I love warm is keeping me going.
The headband and mitten-in-progress looks lovely in that dusting of snow! I think you’ve got the right attitude about seeing how far you get and not killing yourself to finish in time to send them off for Christmas.
I will definitely be joining you for selfish knitting come January. I have a whole pile of sweaters I want to make for myself!
Those mittens are going to be deliciously warm along with that headband!
I thought I had a word for 2020 but now I’m not sure. I feel like the stuff that happened this weekend has impacted me enough that I might need a different word.
Your current post and Carole’s recent Right Now post are inspiring me. My current favorite thing is reading Christmas picture books to my youngest grandson. As you wrote in some comment – Face Time makes far away not so far. Another favorite is the minimalist approach I took to Christmas decorating. I am enjoying what I have out and not dreading putting it all away.
Currently (@ 9:21 am, 12.17) listening to a drill, hammer and smelling burning as new door’s being installed…and thinking about all the things I have on my to do list…
Good luck with getting the last bit of knitting done and in the mail…and btw: receiving a present after Christmas Day was the best when I was little! Extends the season and fun!
Currently, I am trying hard to catch up on all the things I let slide these past few days while I was merrying along! LOVE the idea of a pinning and cutting day – mine will be after the 1st, though. and kudos on planning that last knit so it 1) looks great with the dusting of snow; and 2) will work just fine for Valentine’s Day OR Christmas 🙂
Lovely knitting picture! Pictures of wool always gives me the fuzzies.
I think you got One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow from me! I picked it up from the library a while back ago. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it 🙂
the yarn is so pretty, what a lovely colorway. I don’t think you are crazy at all. I think I have enough sock yarn to finish the socks and yet I doubt I will. I wonder what thought will win?