Finish What You Start

Finish What You Start

Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic. – Robin Sharma

Way back on June 1st 2015, I cast on eagerly with the many participants of Kirsten Kapur’s MKAL. I started off like a knitter on fire and kept pace with all the clues until clue #4 arrived. I knit about half of it and then Summer Busy kicked in high gear, and the knitting languished. Tucked away in a bag – out of sight, out of mind.

Enter Konmari.

Joy? Or no joy…

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Thursday Things

Thursday Things

I have been obsessed with the patterns by JumperCables lately, especially this and this and this! Do I think any of them would look good on me? No. But that does not stop me from thinking about them. There is one that I think I can pull off – Puddle. This seems like an excellent summer project, mindless knitting that would not fill my lap and the end result would give me a lovely warm cowl come fall.

Konmari and my office have become such great friends. Now, to figure out what to do with over 200 CD’s… Seems kind of wasteful to throw them away (not to mention not environmentally nice) and I really don’t want another box of stuff to put somewhere. Any ideas would be appreciated…

I am so proud of Daughter Number 2 – this week she donated over 500 ounces of breast milk to some in need moms. And, she has over 700 ounces more to give. She is a super mom in my book!

I have been enjoying Sonya Philip’s Periscope broadcasts each week – she has great, thought-provoking conversation. If you have not tried Periscope – you should. A great way to get quick, fun updates from a variety of sources. Ones I especially love – Ysolda, Goulet Pens, and Kay Gardiner (especially when she reads through the latest Rowan Magazine…)

Making mistakes work is something that does not always happen. However, this week I had one that worked incredibly well. Best mistake ever…bias tape on the outside FTW!

As for now I am heading to watch some Netflix and work on finishing some projects before Easter gets here!

Leap Days and Mondays

Leap Days and Mondays

Every four years we get an extra day and today, Gentle Reader, is that day! I am not sure that having an extra Monday is the best thing. But, what is a day – right?

And, it is certainly much more than a leap second! Even Google and Apple think so! And, perhaps it won’t be at all like a normal Monday!

I have big plans for my extra day – plans of tracing, cutting, and sewing. Okay, maybe that is a bit much for just one extra day, but at the very least, I want to get everything traced and cut out!

Hopefully, this stack of fabric will be transformed into pants, dresses, and pillows by the end of this extra day!

I hope your extra day is filled with all the extras you love and none of the usual Mondayness.

Make it Monday, Tuesday Edition

Make it Monday, Tuesday Edition

Our regularly scheduled Ten on Tuesday is on hiatus this week while our illustrious leader, Carole, is off on vacation this week.

However, since yesterday was a holiday, you get the Tuesday Edition of Make it Monday!

Last week, I finished the warp from before Christmas. I ended up with just under 50 inches of cloth. What to do with such an odd length – too short for a scarf. However, after being inspired by this gorgeous cowl, I thought I could incorporate some of those techniques into a small table scarf that will be perfect for Friday night Happy Hour!

 

I am happy to report that I have gotten over my fear of cutting my woven cloth! I trust that my setting of the fabric will prevent anything from instantly unraveling. I had some left over yarn from weaving that I will use to stitch decoratively down the center panel and around the edges.

This project will be perfect for catching up on the most recent episode of Downton Abbey!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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