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!

Three on Thursday | 9.6.18

Three on Thursday | 9.6.18

Recently, Kym shared some excellent inspiration about checking in on your year. These were excellent reminders for me and have me thinking about some needed “course corrections” to move me back on track.

It is funny how easy it is to think you are on track but when you review where you are you realize that you have drifted off course a bit.

Thing One:

I have let activity slip and have become an expert excuse maker to myself to “make this okay.” And, while walking in gazillion degree heat might not be fun or making time to do Pilates can get lost in the shuffle, these are necessary for feeling good and more importantly – sleeping well – every day!

Thing Two:

The Art of Being Busy can be overwhelming. I moved a couple of things off my “things I have to do list” but I am certain that there is more that I can do so I took Kym’s suggestion and have signed up for the “Busy Boycott” and am really looking forward to the changes this will bring! This challenge starts on Monday – so there is still time to sign up!

Thing Three:

Finally, the change of seasons brings me to closet organization! (This looks really interesting, but I am not sure I am ready for that level of minimalism…yet!!) But, my plan is to begin Operation Closet Reorganization this weekend and focus on it for the next week or so. Yes, I am also being realistic in understanding that this will not be a quick project – which is a challenge in and of itself. I like to tackle things that will be easy to finish, and I tend to avoid things that are not. But, setting the expectation that this will take time will hopefully help the process!

There you have my things for this week! Want to see more interesting things? Head on over to Carole’s!

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.5.18

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.5.18

Greetings, Unravelers and Happy September!

I have a finished Strokkur to share with you today however, I think it will be some time before I am wearing this sweater! I loved the construction of this sweater – it had two segments of short rows before and after the colorwork. They raise the back neckline the perfect amount! There is some very subtle shaping in the body of the sweater as well. Ysolda writes a lovely, easy to follow, easy to understand pattern and I look forward to wearing this sweater for a very long time!

August reading ended on a high note and September seems to be following suit!

I finished Glass Houses and A Higher Loyalty. Both were excellent books – each getting 5-stars!

I finished Three Things About Elsie. Oh boy…where to begin with this book? It was at times so very sad. It beautifully addresses aging and memory loss, but it also is about the love and beauty of friendship – friendship that has grown over a lifetime. I recommend this book and I gave it 4 stars.

And, I also finished Donal Ryan’s From a Low and Quiet Sea. This was my first Donal Ryan book, but it won’t be my last! What spectacular writing!! This book starts our feeling like a collection of 3 separate stories and then, almost miraculously, those stories are knit together into one amazing story. This is on the Man Booker Long List and I highly recommend reading it… NOW! 5-stars!

Currently I am listening to The Miniaturist in preparation for the PBS series which will be airing soon! And, I am reading The Master Butchers Singing Club.

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