Monday Endings

Monday Endings

Sometimes Monday’s are for endings…

Today is the 89th and final day of winter and I will complete my last bit of stitching in Winter later today.

I knit like the wind this weekend and today will bring me to the end of the first skein in my Clauranach.

And, it is the end of March Madness for 48 basketball teams, some quite unexpectedly.

Here is to a brief but spectacular Monday! Or, one that ends quickly and without drama!


Fiber Friday, Madness Edition

Fiber Friday, Madness Edition

It’s Bracket Season… did you vote? Did any of you have trouble picking 8 patterns in all categories? I confess that I did.

I had gotten so much knitting time in during the Olympics and I was missing watching the games. But, thanks to March Madness, knitting time has ticked up again with all the games to watch! I got one entire repeat done on my Clauranach  yesterday…only 4 or 5 more repeats to go in this half. And, suddenly, I am thinking that maybe I can get it done before Easter! More knitting time today as Round One continues!

Now, how about some links?

The Shetland Wool Week announced their 2018 Patron and you can get her Merrie Dancers Toorie hat pattern here.

Rachel Atkinson’s Daughter of a Shepherd Volume 1: Beginnings is available for pre-order.

Quince & Co has released their Sparrow 2018 Collection

I really love Rose by Andrea Mowry and Flat White by Casapinka

And, finally Still Waters Sleeveless in Purl Soho Linen Quill is a great transition knit!

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

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Today’s Things are all about the Ides of March


Did you know there is a website called and that they have an entire section on the Omens of Julius Caesar? Neither did I but thank you Google!


Need to brush up on those Julius Caesar assassination facts? Because what is better than knowing some history from 44BC, amirite?


Once you have studied up, perhaps you’d like to take the sparknotes Julius Caesar Quiz!

There you have it, Happy March 15th everyone. Want to see more mid-March lists? Head on over to Carole’s!

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.14.18

Unraveled Wednesday | 3.14.18

Sometimes, the urge to knit something new is so over powering it defies common sense. That happened this week, I cast on for Anne Hanson’s Cluaranach. I am slowly working my way through the first chart repeats and not doing much knitting on anything else. For a brief second, I pondered being able to finish this before Easter, but then reality set it. I do not think that is at all humanly possible, although the fleeting thought was nice for a second!

However, my reading has been off the charts good!

Sometimes, life needs to stop so one can read all the things, especially when you have a flurry of holds become available at the library. That happened to me in the past week, so I had to get moving on reading!

I finished:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which I loved so much! It is a 5-star book and I highly recommend it!

Make Your Bed which was a nice little palate cleanser, and at 4-stars, I also recommend it!

I did something unusual this week, in that I read actual books: Brianna Wolfson’s Rosie Colored Glasses, which is a stop everything and read this book recommendation. It is Brianna’s debut novel and it is fantastic. It fills the “One-sitting Book” slot on my Read Harder Challenge, that’s right, I started reading it at about 8PM on Monday night and finished it shortly before midnight. It is so good, but be warned, I cried for probably the last 45 minutes or so of the story. It gets 5-stars from me and again, this is a MUST-READ book!

I also read Where the Dead Sit Talking, this was a tough read but well written. 4-stars and I highly recommend.

My current reads:

I am about half way though The Power and Love and Ruin. Both so good, and diversely different! Up next, one of the books from the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 longlist: A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert, Lexie Elliott’s The French Girl, and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, which I want to get read before the HBO movie of the same name starts in April. And, have I said recently how much I love my library? Because, I do so much!

If you are joining us today, thank you! Please leave the link to your post in your comment!

What are you reading and making this week?

Daylight Saving Weekending

Daylight Saving Weekending

We got so much done over the weekend despite it missing an hour of time.

We had our requisite visits from campaign canvasser’s – yes, that is plural visits as in 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday (and that does not count the times they have been here during the week!) Truly, I am not sure how many times you have to confirm that YES, you are voting on Tuesday, and YES, you are voting for their candidate!

19 Crimes has finally made its way to our Wine and Spirits stores! I am totally enamored with the animated wine labels! Apparently, I am easily amused, especially when drinking! Ha! (Living Wine Labels App is available for both iOS and Android devices in the App Store)

Keeping with the drinking theme… we discovered Neapolitan Milk Stout. Oh boy. No, really. It is so good! And, the joy that filled my being at finding beer from the Saugatuck Brewing Company in Pittsburgh is off the charts!

But, lest you think all we did was drink all weekend…we worked more on the not-enough-storage issue and ended the weekend on Sunday night with the same amount of storage, but less things to store. Döstädning is our new obsession! Now, we are by no means done – but we made an impressive dent in the clutter!

Daylight Saving Time is back, and while the added light was truly a treat as we wound down the weekend on Sunday night, I must confess though that I was ready to get in bed at the obscenely early time of 7PM last night. Really, I wish I was kidding, but these are the facts.

I hope you are feeling well-rested, have electricity, and are ready to tackle Monday. It’s a big week…March Madness starts! I have lots on my list today so that I can spend some time knitting and watching games later this week! What’s on your list today?

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