There is so much to share today, I don’t know where to begin!
First up… Cluaranach, she is finished! Now begins this great internal debate about blocking her. I am of the mindset this morning that I really don’t want to lose all the glorious texture. She needs a bit of a Soak™ wash, but maybe I will just lay her gently out to preserve the texture. TBH, I have never tried to do this before – preserve the unblocked knitting – and I am uncertain that it will work. But, maybe she will be just as wonderful all blocked out to show off the glory of all her stitches… What would you do?
And!! One cleaned up hair cut FTW!! However, I am not likely to be able to “recreate” how my hairdresser styled it did on my own. In all honesty, I possess zero “doing hair” talent at all and I was very torn on what to do with my hair… cut it off or stay the course on growing it a bit longer. But, I am happy to report that I am staying the course! Ponytails (which are not beyond my skills!!) are on the horizon!
Next, my favorite Pittsburgher has some more Nebby-ness in the works. I am especially excited for Nebby #3, which is all about “People Who’ve Written Books Around Here”!! I can’t wait…and have added a few more books to my ever growing “Nebby Reading List”!
Did you see that Brooklyn Tweed has a new yarn coming later this month? The wool comes from Bare Ranch and their Climate Beneficial American Rambouillet wool and I am very excited as the wool is being dyed here in Pennsylvania!
MDK is hosting the “mother of all knitalongs“…
All the Facebook uproar over the past few weeks has me seriously considering my use of the platform, and thanks to Kym’s post I realized just how many things I use that I login to via FB. It is a bit daunting but, this post helped me unlink it from Spotify. Note…this worked, but not as seamlessly as Callie spells it out in her post. Pro-tip if you try this when you need to create a new Spotify account for them to transfer the data from your old account, open a new browser window to do it.
Today’s links are all about the sweater:
Isabell Kraemer’s Jaycee
Kirsten Kapur’s Cherry Lane and Foxhall Studio
Elizabeth Smith’s Stevie
Caitlin Hunter’s Tegna (which is not new, but showed up this morning in the “Ravelry Hot Right Now” queue…this would be the perfect summer sweater, just sayin’)
That is all I have for this week! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!
Today’s things are a “mixed bag” …
In the WTF Category
I have just 18 rows to go on my Cluaranach! Well, 19 if you count my kitchner row…
I have not gotten a hair cut in 8 months, but all that ends today! Yes, I have an appointment to visit my hairdresser this afternoon! I am beyond excited…silly, I know!
And, there you have the things from my world today! Want to see more? Head on over to Carole’s!
The knitting continues, steady and slow. I have enough yarn to do one more repeat on each side and then the joining begins!
I am also knitting my Lunar Phases MKAL, but I am refraining from sharing “spoilers” until it is done. Confession time, I have absolutely no idea where this is going, but I am loving the knitting and how it is looking thus far!
And, I have been tracing patterns to make a couple of muslins…soon some sewing will begin!
This week, I have lots of reading to unravel for you…
The Big Library Read is going on again with Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. My library is not participating this time, so I am on a surprisingly short wait list.
The PBS Newshour/NYTimes BookReview’s Now Read This has picked their book for April: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan and again, I am on a very short wait list at my local library!
March was a very good month for reading for me! I finished 13 books last month and 6 of them were 5-star reads! I recommend all but Fire and Fury and A Stash of One’s Own. Each fell very flat for me and, frankly, were not worth the time it took to read them.
Currently in my ears: Armand Gamache in The Beautiful Mystery and on my iPad: Jo Nesbo’s MacBeth.
What are you unraveling this week?
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Bring sunshine on fragile stems
On grey, rainy days
Steve is back at work today, and #The100DayProject begins today. For me that means 100 days of movement, and yes, even on grey rainy days!
I hope your Tuesday, like mine, finds you back to your regular schedule!
This is what we woke up to this morning.
Mother Nature apparently did not realize that yesterday was April Fool’s Day, however, weekending continues as Steve has today off for his birthday!
But, maybe the joke is on her because tomorrow it it supposed to be in the 60’s here. Ahhh, springtime in Pittsburgh!
I hope your Monday is less white than mine!