Another week draws to a close with its own set of hiccups. I had hoped to have found more nuggets of time to feed my Acorn Obsession, but I think the diversion is one I would not trade for anything. And while I cannot share photos, I can tell you that I have a new granddaughter – Olivia Margaret and she is hale and healthy. Mother and baby are settling in just fine.
Yesterday I started the palest pink BSJ for her and managed to get a good start on it. I am making my way through the decreases and hope to find LOTS of knitting time this weekend so it can be finished next week and on its way to her!
My acorn bowl is sitting on the dining room table and I am eager to return to filling it. I love how I am using up the left over bits from Winston’s sweater. And, with luck, there might even be a pale pink acorn joining soon!
It felt so good to slam the door shut on September, whew… it was a rough month. I am debating with myself about even doing a September Look Back… and the don’t do it voice is winning right now. Thank you all for your kind thoughts regarding my struggle.
This morning I am trying to figure out how best to work on my budding phrenology chart as the days progress. It took me so long to get it set up… lots of erasing, lots of *hard* math because of course October has 31 days, thankyouverymuch. I have been thinking and thinking of how best to make this work in the flow of my days… and honestly, I don’t think a “circle” is the answer. I am toying with ideas… stay tuned.
In the “best Tweet of the Day” Category: @iamKimRL won hands down. This tweet… (and of course she did!)
Looks like RBG successfully argued her first case before God.
— KimRL (@iamKimRL) October 2, 2020
Because we are all still in the Stay at Home Boat, I really appreciated this Fall TV Preview from NPR. There are lots of interesting things there… something for everyone!
Gudrun Johnston’s Shetland Trader hit my email-box this week with a gorgeous sweater! (Rav Link). There is a woman’s and a unisex version (you get both with pattern purchase!) This green version made me stop, wow! And you can see a Plethora of Porty Pullover’s here on IG!
And my “informed delivery” email from the Post Office tells me that TODAY our mail in ballots arrive! Wahooo! By the end of the day I will have cast my ballot and will be hand delivering it to the drop-off site in Carnegie. Have you planned your vote? There is still time!
That is all I have for this week! Have a fantastic weekend everyone and I will see you all back here next week!
Congratulations on the birth of Olivia Margaret! That is the happiest of news and I love your pink BSJ. I also love your acorns and will look forward to some sweet pink ones. And congratulations on your ballots. Not quite in the same league as Olivia, but very important in a different way. Have fun dropping it off and enjoy your happy dance!
Oh yea a new grand baby and LOVE the name. Happy Friday and hello October.
Yay!!! Congratulations all around! Welcome, Olivia Margaret! <3
Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter!
I voted on Wednesday and feel a relief that I was able to do my small part!
Welcome Olivia Margaret! Congratulations Kat!!
We are (not patiently) waiting for our ballots to arrive.
Congratulations on baby Olivia Margaret!!! How very exciting!!! The pale pink BSJ is going to be fabulous. 🙂
What if you created a triacontakaidigon (a polygon with 32 sides)? On one “pie” section you could write October, then add each date in the following triangle? Just a thought…
Also, loving your acorns. Hope there enough yarn left for a few pink ones!!
Oh, congratulations on baby OM! What delightful news!
Welcome, sweet baby Olivia Margaret!
A new granddaughter is the happiest of news — many hearty congratulations to you and her parents! That is honestly the best news of the week in my book.
How wonderful Kat! sending a big warm welcome to Olivia Margaret and ALL her far-flung family. I love the sweater you’re knitting!!
There is nothing quite like a new grandchild. Congratulations to all of your family and welcome to little Olivia Margaret. Her name is beautiful. I love the little sweater you have going for her.
Congratulations on the safe arrival of Olivia!
blessings to your new granddaughter, I will conjure up a beautiful baby in my head and imagine it is her. I love the yarn you are knitting with, such a delicate color. The news just keeps coming and I for one and so weary of it.
I’m so sorry I missed this post on Friday, Kat. Belated congratulations to you all — and welcome little Olivia Margaret. Best wishes all around!
Congratulations on Olivia Margaret! What a sweet name 🙂 And those acorns… so adorable!
Your phenology wheel looks GREAT, Kat. I love it! I also struggle with creating even wedges, but here’s how I (try) to do it: no matter how many days are in the month, I always draw 32 wedges. That means each wedge is at about an 11 degree angle. So each month there’s either 1 or 2 extra wedges that can either be grayed out or used in some other way (like the name of the full moon or flower vines or whatever is speaking to you that month!). Here’s my favorite resource on phenology wheels: https://thesilvanreverie.com/2020/01/03/phenology-made-easy/
You can see from her pictures that she always has blank wedges in order to make each wedge the same. Setting up the wheel is truly the hardest part. Once you get that down, filling it in is much easier. But I can’t wait to see what you decide to do if you choose not to use the wheel format!
Welcome to the world Olivia Margaret! Congratulations all around!