Thursday Things

Thursday Things

On Being Cranky: As the heat and humidity stretch on unbearably, I am sitting here longing for a change. I am cranky pants at so many endless days of a closed up house, encased in air conditioning. And, when I say cranky pants – I mean really CRANKY PANTS! Perhaps, even more than a little verschimmelt, as my nana used to say.

Reading, reading, reading: I finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird and wow. How appropriate on so many levels. I really loved it, so much! It started out a bit slowly for me, but from about chapter 13 the book grabbed me and pulled me in and kept me engaged to the very last pages. I, like Jem and Scout, could not understand the guilty verdict. I am profoundly struck by how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and it is something that disturbs me greatly. If you never read this when you were in school – try it! I think you will enjoy it! And, today I will begin my last book for my Cover All and I am so excited! I had hoped that I could listen to Clara read it as I read along, but alas, there are still 3 people ahead of me at the library. So, I will read it solo first and then listen to Clara and see how that changes the dynamics of the story for me!


Knitting like the wind: I pulled one of the Jen Lucas shawls out of my basket (one that has a delicious autumn flair) I have plowed through the knitted on border (I had seriously less done than I thought, I was less than a quarter of the way through it, but after an afternoon’s worth of knitting I am about halfway done. My goal, finish this baby up today. This might be a bit ambitious because I think I will have to wind another skein of yarn… I am hoping not… yarn chicken makes for an exciting Thursday.


How is your week going, Gentle Reader?

Unknitting and Reading

Unknitting and Reading

There are days when the yarn and the pattern play well together, and then there is today.

I love the yarn, I love the pattern, but together they don’t work well together. I liked the lace, but the short row sections just are too much bulk for the shawl.


So today is for unknitting, i.e. ripping it all out. There is something quite therapeutic about this process; it is freeing, liberating, moving on, a fresh start!


Fortunately, Wednesday’s Ginny hosts the Yarn Along, and I especially like seeing what projects other knitters are making. Especially today as I look for inspiration for what this yarn wants to become.


Good thing my reading is going better than my knitting! I am reading The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough. I am not quite half way through and I am really enjoying the book.

Here is hoping that your knitting is going much more smoothly than mine! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Be Still Sunday

Be Still Sunday

It seems that a bug is making its way through our house, so today there will be a lot of nothing being accomplished.

Netflix and knitting are on my schedule today, how about yours?


With a Sense of Urgency

With a Sense of Urgency

“Beware the ides of March.” William Shakespeare

The Ides of March are upon us and with each passing day, the grasp that winter has on us loosens. The Snowdrops outside my back door are bravely baring their blossoms to the hints of warmer weather that have coaxed them forth. They have a sense of urgency…


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