Fiber Friday | 9.14.18

Fiber Friday | 9.14.18

And just like that, another week draws to a close. Is it just me, or does this month seem to be moving a warp speed??

I think I have finally found the reason to have multiple projects going at once… yes, it’s true! I knit a few more rounds on my Stripey sweater and needed some time to “live with” the beige. Good thing I have some lovely round and round knitting to do which allows for LOTS of thinking! I am getting so close to the sleeve divide and before I know it I will have 15″ knit!

Dances With Wool has been sharing some amazing knitting. I loved these two posts in which Lene has shared her process of knitting a Ziggurat sweater. Beautiful knitting and beautiful blogging! If you don’t follow her, you should!

The links this week are so full of fun things!

First up… Tulip (which has lovely details, two styles, and different shaping on each sweater!)

Elton is so lovely knit in two different yarns!

Bristol Ivy’s Sashiko has an interesting construction with a play on sashiko stitching.

Are you a boot wearer? Maybe you need some Stompy Boot Socks!

Tretttiofem vantar makes me want to learn Swedish so that I can knit about a dozen of these gorgeous mitts!

Also, Vogue Knitting’s Fall issue has some lovely knits inside!

Phinela Shawl looks perfect for fall, as does the Whitewater Wrap!

Finally, for all of us fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society… there is a hat!

That is all I have for today! Have an amazing weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

P.S. My thoughts are with the people of the Carolina’s who are in pathway of Florence as are the citizens of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, MA. Be safe!

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?

Need more things? Head on over to Carole’s!

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?

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