Three on Thursday | 9.13.18

Three on Thursday | 9.13.18

I had a moment of panic this morning when I looked at the calendar and realized that we are almost midway though September! Here are some of the things that are on my list this week!

Thing One:

The summer months were so wonderful, and the extended daylight made it so easy to ‘blog in the moment’ and that early morning light worked well for that day’s inspiration. However, darker mornings (as well as the recent spate of grey, rainy days) have really thrown a monkey wrench into that process. I need to get back to Blog Planning and my list includes getting myself back to doing that. Yes, this means less spontaneous posts – but it also means less stress about photos and content for the day!

Thing Two:

Likewise, summer meals also fit into the ‘in the moment’ category with practically no planning at all. However, as we enter fall that same meal spontaneity is not working quite the same. I need to get back on track with some actual meal planning. My list today includes doing some of that so there is a reduction in the recurring ‘what’s for dinner tonight’ conversations where the answer is ‘I have no idea’ LOL.

Thing Three:

Finally, two weeks from tomorrow we head off to Michigan to visit the kids. Two weeks! I need to get my list going! Every year we take way too much stuff. This year, I am hoping to curb that significantly by curating last year’s list. Yes, past me made notes for future me in my journal! Hopefully, this year we will take just the right amount of stuff!

There you have my things for today! What are you planning this fall?

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Unraveled Wednesday | 9.12.18

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.12.18

This week, the knitting is creative. All those pretty colors will become a stripey sweater! Yes, I did some knitty maths and then just started knitting. We shall see how this will work out! Sadly, I think I have a bit of unraveling to do… the beige yarn is not sparking joy…what do you all think? Take it out? Honestly, I am a little scared that what is in my mind, will not be what comes off my needles. But, there is also some incredible excitement at creating something that is uniquely mine!

Finishes:

I managed to finish The Miniaturist just in time to watch it on PBS. Wow. What a fascinating story and this view of Amsterdam was so far removed from how I remember the city from the times that I have visited. I also had this very eerie feeling that those “religious” people all moved to West Michigan. (Ha! Okay, you think I am kidding, but I am not) All that aside, it is a fascinating story and I gave it 4-stars.

I don’t remember who put Our Souls at Night on my radar, but I loved it! Deeply! Profoundly! 5-Stars and I can’t wait to see the movie! (I am saving it for the Great Seaming Project!!)

What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky was the August selection for the PBS Book Club. Excellent writing. Thought provoking. Moving. 5-stars!

What are you making and reading today? If you wrote a post to share, please leave your link below!

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A Rather Soggy Monday

A Rather Soggy Monday

It was such a full weekend… there was some closet cleaning, some sorting, and more closet cleaning and more sorting.

There was some football and there was also lots of cooking!

Cooler temps finally arrived!! Hello Chili! And, oven-roasted chicken! And, cake!

And, yes… there was rain. So.much.rain.

The rain is supposed to stop sometime today…but, even if it doesn’t this weather is almost perfect for knitting! A very good thing because I have some crazy knitty plans for this yarn!

I hope you had a great weekend and have an amazing Monday! What’s on your list today?

Fiber Friday | 9.7.18

Fiber Friday | 9.7.18

Round and round and round, and the knitting grows. Slowly, but it does grow!

I also cast on Nymphalidea yesterday. I had a ball of Zauberball and some Lorna’s Lace sock yarn that are perfect for it. I have memorized the super easy pattern, and this will be come my “travel knit” as it is portable and simple. I also have a skein or two that would be beautiful for Close to You. Yes, holiday gift planning and knitting has begun!

Although, it is challenging to think of holiday knitting with this ghastly weather is it is NOT cooling as was forecast but, we did get some much-needed rain yesterday. So, there’s that. And, it seems there will more rain this weekend which means the chances are good that Operation Closet Organization will begin!

Now some knitting inspiration!

Staying in the Holiday Knitting mode… Sister From Another Mister “includes a colouring-in page so you can plan your perfect colour combos.”

Tuque Novembre also would be lovely in coordinating colors!

Tolt River Cowl

The next pattern in Core Wool 2018 is just gorgeous and might be my next cast on project: Etchplain

In the Stacks from Miss Babs Fall collection is also beautiful!

Remnants Shrug is interesting. Please note… it is a “recipe” only.

The sweater was strong again this week: Ingalls and Global Warming

Magnolia Mini is just adorable and has a great range of sizes!

And, finally… Scintillation! These look addictive! And, I love the warning!

That is all I have for this week! Have a great weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

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