After 100 days of Hope I struggled a bit to figure out what to post today. So I decided to just empty my brain and write.
It was a week of ups and downs. On the upside…as my snowdrops faded, the forsythia started to bloom! On the down side COVID has struck close to home. And while it is not in my house (that I know of), it is just too darned close for comfort and any plans I had for the weekend have been reduced to just staying home.
I thought I had a plan for my Daytripper Cardigan but as I colored, it was nice, but just not exciting. So I colored more. And still more. But finally, I left the plan and tried something different. And then I tried something even more different and the excitement grew! There is some real magic in finding the correct gauge AND the best colors for a project! Now, I just need to make a new “color” chart and I can cast on!
While I am not trying to make the months go faster, I am excited for April because April is National Poetry Month! And this April will be the 25th Anniversary! I am so ready! I have a stack of “new to me” poetry books! I am really looking forward to immersing myself in poetry all month long. I am late to the joy of poetry. I read some poetry in school, but just did not “get it” although I had a grandfather who had memorized poetry and shared it often. I liked listening to him recite poetry but I did not really fall in love with poetry until I read Kym’s blog as she shared poetry during National Poetry Month! This April, I am going to join her and Bonny as we each share poetry with you all!
I had been really hoping to go get a hair cut soon-ish. However, the Close Encounter of the COVID kind plus this has put that on a back burner for the foreseeable future. However, I did do a little online therapy at Ulta and I can tell you that this is some awesome lip color! Also, these foot treatments and this hair treatment are the perfect things for a mini-spa day at home! (also, I have been watching Messy Bun tutorials on YouTube and while I am not 100% hair-styling proficient – I am trying to get better, but does it really matter in Pandemic Living?)
That is all I have for this week, I will be back on Monday to share an update on my word! Have a good weekend all!
I love the colors you have chosen for your Daytripper! Very springy and they complement each other well. And just look at your pile o’ poetry! The library here isn’t open for book borrowing so I’m itching to peruse volumes of poetry. It’s funny that a messy bun still needs to look good and not be too messy. Your brain was full of interesting things and I hope you have a good weekend!
what a pretty sweater design! I miss going out so much but I guess better days are closer than farther away (fingers crossed). I’m fully vaccinated by my husband is not eligible yet. Sigh.
Sorry Covid has hit close to home. I think many are taking unnecessary risks. Love the colors for your sweater – it will be fun to watch it come to life. And…I recognize that top book in your pile!! Hope you enjoy.
I’m sorry about the COVID scare. I hope everyone stays healthy!
Really like the brighter colors for the sweater! I think the bright green will be an excellent pop.
I love a good brain dump! Such goodness here…and looking forward to April 🙂
Most importantly, I hope the COVID patient in your lives has as mild of a case as possible–and may it stay far away from your door. COVID suddenly feels like a very different thing when it gets so close to home. Enjoy your weekend and all that sunny forsythia. Your post prompted me to run right outside, barefoot in 40-degrees, to see if I have any buds yet! (No…soon, hopefully.)
Those colors are gorgeous together. The raspberry and pink just sing. A pile of poetry books is a wondrous thing. Elizabeth Alexander is masterful. I once watched an online video of her speaking about poetry and it was wonderful. I hope the COVID patient recovers well. Life in this pandemic is sometimes a roller coaster.
I am LOVING those colors for your cardigan. That purple is especially pretty. I can’t wait to follow along on your poetry journey… I have so much to learn!
I’m sorry that covid has struck so close to home. It’s hard because it feels like we’re so nearly out of the water and yet…. we can’t get there! Stay safe, dear Kat!
ooohhh, thank you for sharing your coloring sheets … and I am in love with the bright colors you chose! your poetry book stack looks like just the thing to get you through another month of pandemic living (I’m so sorry COVID’s struck close to home) and I’m glad you’re gonna share with us, too. Here’s to April!
I think those are really promising colors for your Daytripper, Kat. Not only do they look great together, but they look fun to knit, too! 🙂
(Sorry about the Covid scare. Ugh. It just never ends, does it?)