The Monday-ist Monday, November 27

The Monday-ist Monday, November 27

Why is it that the Monday after a nice long weekend is even more Monday than usual? That is what my Monday is looking like, my list is long, and I feel like time is not on my side today!

We had an awesome weekend with lots of good things to eat. Okay, perhaps too many days of lots of good things to eat!

We watched some football that was sad and some football that was glad.

We even got the outside lights up, even if Steve a certain someone grumbled the entire time!

And, Frosty is back in town!

I hope your Monday is going smoothly!

Sunday Reflections, November 26

Sunday Reflections, November 26

This was the sunrise that greeted me yesterday morning. It was glorious indeed. Then when I later read this passage from Wendell Berry’s A Small Porch, it seemed the perfect picture to accompany this beautiful text.

A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015

By Wendell Berry

VIII. A Small Porch in the Woods

7.

The watcher comes, knowing the small knowledge of his life in this body in this place in this world.

He comes to a place of rest where he cannot mistake himself as larger than he is, the place of the gray flycatcher, the yellow butterfly, the green dragonfly, the white violet, the columbine, where he cannot mistake himself as more graced or graceful than he is.

At the woods’ edge, the wild rose is in bloom, beauty and consolation always in excess of thought.

May today be full of that place of rest where we cannot mistake ourselves as larger than we are.

Happy Sunday, Gentle Readers.

Simply Saturday, November 25

Simply Saturday, November 25

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. Francis Bacon.

Today is all about embracing the darkness to let our lights shine!

And, perhaps, if the rain holds off, getting our outside lights up!

Happy last Saturday of NaBloPoMo everyone!

Long Weekend Friday

Long Weekend Friday

I have to say, I really love long weekends that begin on Wednesday night and are filled with good food and even better company! This is that sort of weekend and while we will head out to participate in the rush of shopping, it won’t be the focus of the day.

Here is your reality check for the weekend though… there are only 30 days until Christmas so if you have any gift knitting to do that you have not started yet…stop reading this and go cast on! There might be a project or two in the links that will work in the time you have left, just sayin’…

There are some awesome sales going on in the fiber world, though.

Perhaps a couple of grab bags from Amy at Spunky Eclectic… she has one with yarn like this grab bag for instance, or she has some awesome grab bags for hand spinners like this, or this, or even this! And, her sale does not end there! She has spinning wheels on sale, and weaving looms like this awesome Schacht Flip rigid heddle or this Wolf Pup.

Also, don’t forget that Beth Smith has a giveaway going on for a free kit for her Spin & Weave Along!

Now, how about some links (or perhaps more links is more correct!)

Mary pointed Humulus out to me on Instagram the other day… Yeah, I love it!

I don’t know about you, but stranded knitting just seems to go faster than “regular” knitting. So, perhaps you can get these mittens done in time for Christmas and maybe these mitts too!

I have yet to jump on the Brioche bandwagon, but this hat might be the thing that makes me jump!

Duo Chrome… a sweater for Big people and Little people! And, you could knit this with the helical striping technique!

This sweater, love it!

Noux… so many good sweaters!

And, finally, I will do the tiniest bit of self-promotion, so please forgive me but I have a bit of a Black Friday Sale going on in my Lipsburgh Facebook Group. I have the product in stock and I’d be happy to help you pick the perfect LipSense™ color. I would love you to join me there!

Have a great weekend… AND, this is the last weekend of NaBloPoMo, so I will see you back here tomorrow!

Three on Thursday, November 23

Three on Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Today’s post is short and simple, I’ve got some cooking to do! Today my things are things that I am profoundly thankful for!

Thing 1:

Thing 2:

Thing 3:

Wondering what others might have on their lists today? Head on over to Carole’s to see what they had to say!

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