Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

Today’s things are all about numbers!

Thing One: 12

As in just 12 days to the start of March Madness! Really, this is the best time of the year for a sports loving knitter! (If you are interested in filling out a bracket, Selection Sunday is March 11 and you can download your bracket here!)

Thing Two: 18

As in 18 days until the arrival of spring! I know it is just the beginning of March, but we have had some amazing spring-like weather so the return to winter on Friday makes me want to cry. But, maybe that is just the thing I need to reinvigorate my Strokkur knitting. I seem to have lost my mojo for wooly sweater knitting with the warm temperatures!

Thing Three: 31

I am not fooling when I say that Easter will be here in 31 days, nor am I fooling when I tell you that I am wondering if I can get a Bear in a Bunny Suit done before the Lunar Phase MKAL begins!

These are my things for today! Want to see more marvelous things? Head on over to Carole’s where all the cool kids hang out!

Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

Three on Thursday | 2.22.18

This week there are some crazy fun things in my world this week!

Thing One:

If at first you don’t succeed… find a better decrease!

I tried valiantly to work the fancy SSK’s that were shared via Mason Dixon Knitting on my Carbeth but, in the end, they just did not work for me! I had some serious ladders between the stitch before the decrease and the decrease. My solution? Find another decrease. Thank you to Cocoknits for her Neater Way to SSK!! I hope to get some photos of my Carbeth today, it is finally dry enough and colder weather has kindly returned to facilitate wearing it!

Thing Two:

I had been all a-gog over those Norwegian’s in their crazy curling pants, and then Vicki sent me this…as she said to me: You’re Welcome!

Thing Three:

And, the last thing that has put a permanent smile on my face this week are the pictures that Heidi texted me of Genevieve skiing for her first time! Yep, 2 and a half and she loved it! Look out Lindsey Vonn, there’s a new girl on the hill!

Want to see more fun things? You will normally find them here, but I am not sure if Carole will be in today, as she is DOING all the things on her vacation this week!

Commonsense Must Prevail

Commonsense Must Prevail

I cannot with good conscience participate in something as trivial as Three on Thursday, today.

We are 46 days into 2018, just 46 days – 6 and a half weeks – 1 and a half months – and in that short span of time there have been 19 school shootings. That is roughly 1 in every 2 and a half days.

If that does not shock you – it should.

And, if we continue this path it will mean that we can expect another 124 more such incidents before the end of 2018, and yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earned itself 3rd place on the “deadliest shooting” list.

How many more children must be lost to gun violence before we as a nation say enough.

We need commonsense gun laws. We needed them yesterday. Senator Chris Murphy said it best: School Shootings are a “consequence of our inaction”.

Thoughts and prayers are all well and good, but if they are not coupled with action – they are meaningless. And, while my thoughts are with the families of the 17 victims who lost their lives yesterday as well as with those in the hospital recovering from this horrific attack. I will be sending a message to my elected officials today as well. If you are participating in the Month of Letters, perhaps today you should send a note to your elected official telling them that you expect action. If you are unsure of how to do that, you can find your elected official here.

We can no longer be silent.

Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

Three on Thursday | 2.8.18

I was poking around a bit on YouTube and found a few things that I thought you all might enjoy! I know I did!

Thing One:

“Bob Dylan” singing…

Thing Two:

SpaceX Live has blown my mind

Thing Three:

Skating with an Olympian…

If you want to see more amazing things, head on over to Carole’s! Happy Thursday everyone!

Three on Thursday | 3.1.18

3 on Thursday: 2.1.18

The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within. William C. Bryant

While there is no sun today, these words this morning filled my meditations with hope. February is short, and her days are lengthening! In Pittsburgh we will gain 28 minutes of daylight this month! There is lots of good things going on this month, and here are a few of my favorites!

Thing One:

Knitting all the things: Socks, Bang-out-a-Carbeth, and Lopi-Along will consume my knitting time. My knitters heart is all a-flutter about so much fun knitting! I swatched for Carbeth yesterday and got gauge. My Lopi is underway, and I will cast on those socks today! It’s a good month to be a knitter!

Thing Two:

Appreciating pen and paper as I begin on my letter writing journey this month. I have my list, if you commented here, watch your email for my request for your snail mail address!

Thing Three:

Queue up some binge-worthy TV! My queue includes Top of the Lake on Hulu and The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Retribution on Netflix.

These are the things occupying my mind on this first day of February. Want to see more things? Head over to Carole’s where all the good things are!

Three on Thursday: 1.25.18

Three on Thursday: 1.25.18

Sometimes the thing you wish for is the thing you get! I am sitting her wondering how on earth it is Thursday already, and then remembered I was hoping for a quick week, and quick it has been!

Thing One:

My new girl crush: Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina! Her comments at the sentencing of Nassar were powerful, brilliant, and I hope, inspiring to the victims.

Thing Two:

I am still working on shedding these last 30 lbs. I got a bit derailed over the holidays and was feeling disappointed in myself…that is until I took my measurements this morning. I have lost 3 more inches which I am entirely crediting to Pilate’s!

Thing Three:

The three tubes became one!

Now, if you’ll excuse me I am off to do a bit of a happy dance, and my Pilates! And, then knit a bit! I am wondering if I can get Stopover done by tomorrow… Happy Almost Friday, err Thursday everyone!

Oh, and if you want to see more things head on over to Carole’s!

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