Sometimes Monday | 12.9.19

Sometimes Monday | 12.9.19

Starts with one big, gigantic, LONG to-do list!

I have some frantic knitting to finish up….it seems the third time was the charm for those slippers! One down, one to go!

And, there is wrapping…and more wrapping!

All so I can stand in line at the post office this week!

Ahh, December joys…right?

Have a great Monday everyone!

Quiet Weekending | 11.25.19

Quiet Weekending | 11.25.19

It was a quiet weekend trying to cure my cough/cold and my only trek out was to the post office bright and early on Saturday to mail Genevieve an advent calendar.

Friday, the monumental task of cleaning out the refrigerator was gleefully crossed off my list! All shelves and drawers removed, washed out, dried, and replaced. Food replaced in a more organized fashion. I even gave Steve a quick “tour” to try and eliminate the “I don’t know where X is” discussions! It worked, sort of… lol

Friday night I settled in to cast on Tsé Biníi doo Headband. I had an issue with “color dominance” that made me rip back the first few rows of color work, but I got back on track quickly – and with the white stitches popping nicely. I loved it so much that on Sunday afternoon I started a second in more muted shades. I am hopeful that I will get this done today as I will have time to knit in between working on the daunting (and overflowing) laundry pile.

After my outing, I spent much of the remainder of the day camped out on the sofa watching a bit of The Man in the High Castle and then some winning Michigan football.

Sunday brought another helping of the previous day, sans Michigan football, but with a surprise photo from my daughter. I love this picture so much – and I could see her mother doing that very same thing so many years ago in my minds eye.

And that after that quiet weekend, I am feeling much better and ready to get things organized for Thanksgiving!

I will be back tomorrow to join Julianne in sharing my word update! Happy Monday all!

 

Sometimes Monday | 11.18.19

Sometimes Monday | 11.18.19

Includes some “carry-over” items from last week’s list.

I had hoped to get a Gnome stared and Thanksgiving is now looming large! But, my yarn is all set and I’ve moved it up on the list, so it gets started AND completed!

I had hoped to get Christmas lights out… however, looking at the forecast, Thursday might be our warmest day – perfect for doing this undone task!

I had hoped to get the refrigerator cleaned out (and I am truly wondering why this task is so easily ignored??)

Plus, I found a thing or two to add to my list – I need a “half-hat” (otherwise known as a headband) for outside walking. You know… for those days when you need something for your ears, but a hat is just too warm. I hope to find the time to cast one on tonight!

And, so with my exceedingly long list in hand, I had better get started on this week! Happy Monday all!

Sometimes Monday | 11.4.19

Sometimes Monday | 11.4.19

Who besides me feels a bit off kilter on this post-time change Monday?

My list is not off kilter at all though and here is what I have percolating this week:

I don’t know how this crossed my path on Friday, but it did and Saturday morning I headed to JoAnn’s to procure some Baby Velvet! Sometimes the impromptu gift knitting bug strikes and there is no way to ignore it! I forgot how fast things go on size 11 needles! I am almost done with one cowl and my plan is to make one more!

Tomorrow is an election day and even though this is an “off year,” it is still imperative that you all go out and vote! So, please… put that on the top of your list this for tomorrow.

I have some mending to do that I really can’t ignore any longer. My plan is to sit down, sew on buttons and fix hems while I listen to the two new episodes that dropped in the 1619 podcast!

And then there is the raking…sigh. Yep, all that rain and wind from late last week means that there are a plethora of leaves that need to be removed and bagged before pick-up next Monday.

Plus, all the “regular weekly to-do list” – it is a full week!

I hope your Monday is full of at least one or two things that you enjoy doing! See you back here on Wednesday, albeit a wee bit later than usual!

Sometimes Monday | 10.28.19

Sometimes Monday | 10.28.19

…is for new beginnings!

Late yesterday afternoon, I began the rhythmic process of carefully winding a skein of yarn and last night I began swatching for my Evening Dew Cardigan. I think I earned some good knitting Karma as well, because I appear to be getting gauge the.first.time!

Yes, that means that Tegna is finished! One super rainy, stay-at-home weekend meant lots of knitting time and a second finished sleeve! She needs a bit of a soak and some careful blocking to open the lacework at the bottom of the sweater and the ends woven in but stay tuned for glamour shots later this week! My first thoughts on her though…I am wildly in love!

I don’t have much on tap this week outside of my “normal weekly things” and that means I might be able to fit in some knitting time to work on my new project!

What about you? Any new beginnings for you this week?

P.S. See you all back here tomorrow as I join Juliann and share my October Focus update!

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