In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. Francis Bacon.
Today is all about embracing the darkness to let our lights shine!
And, perhaps, if the rain holds off, getting our outside lights up!
Happy last Saturday of NaBloPoMo everyone!
I have to say, I really love long weekends that begin on Wednesday night and are filled with good food and even better company! This is that sort of weekend and while we will head out to participate in the rush of shopping, it won’t be the focus of the day.
Here is your reality check for the weekend though… there are only 30 days until Christmas so if you have any gift knitting to do that you have not started yet…stop reading this and go cast on! There might be a project or two in the links that will work in the time you have left, just sayin’…
There are some awesome sales going on in the fiber world, though.
Perhaps a couple of grab bags from Amy at Spunky Eclectic… she has one with yarn like this grab bag for instance, or she has some awesome grab bags for hand spinners like this, or this, or even this! And, her sale does not end there! She has spinning wheels on sale, and weaving looms like this awesome Schacht Flip rigid heddle or this Wolf Pup.
Also, don’t forget that Beth Smith has a giveaway going on for a free kit for her Spin & Weave Along!
Now, how about some links (or perhaps more links is more correct!)
Mary pointed Humulus out to me on Instagram the other day… Yeah, I love it!
I don’t know about you, but stranded knitting just seems to go faster than “regular” knitting. So, perhaps you can get these mittens done in time for Christmas and maybe these mitts too!
I have yet to jump on the Brioche bandwagon, but this hat might be the thing that makes me jump!
Duo Chrome… a sweater for Big people and Little people! And, you could knit this with the helical striping technique!
This sweater, love it!
Noux… so many good sweaters!
And, finally, I will do the tiniest bit of self-promotion, so please forgive me but I have a bit of a Black Friday Sale going on in my Lipsburgh Facebook Group. I have the product in stock and I’d be happy to help you pick the perfect LipSense™ color. I would love you to join me there!
Have a great weekend… AND, this is the last weekend of NaBloPoMo, so I will see you back here tomorrow!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Today’s post is short and simple, I’ve got some cooking to do! Today my things are things that I am profoundly thankful for!
Wondering what others might have on their lists today? Head on over to Carole’s to see what they had to say!
It’s the pre-Thanksgiving Unraveled, and I don’t know about you, but there has been little knitting OR reading around here this week.
But, I do have another sweater in progress! I am making my way through the colorwork section of the yoke but with only knitting a couple of rows at night, this won’t be done anytime soon. I am shooting for sleeve divide to be completed next week!
On the reading front – I had hoped to have Ali Smith’s Autumn: A Novel done this week but that has not happened either! Exhaustion has crept in and I have been lucky to read a paragraph before falling asleep.
BUT! I did finish Mary Oliver’s Devotions. Oh my. I loved it, and this has moved into the “must buy” category. The poetry is absolutely wonderful, and it has been much appreciated in these hectic days of late.
In my ears is Bury Your Dead with dear Inspector Gamache. I am not too far along, but it is wonderful!
I also have been reading a few pages of Pioneer Girl each night and I am enjoying it immensely.
I hope your Thanksgiving preparations are going smoothly and that you have no last-minute trips to the grocery store this week!
What are you making this week?
By the time you read this, the ribbon facing will be stitched on and the buttons all sewn in place! Glamor shots coming shortly!
However, the good news is that my Nana’s button collection had oodles of choices. I went with 10 matching buttons (and there are still 5 left for replacements!). This little box is just jam-packed full of buttons of all shapes and sizes!
Some of my favorite are these old shank buttons. Believe it or not, there is an entire bag filled with shanks buttons, with enough for more than a dozen sweaters in need of buttons!
I don’t think that The Button Treasury is still in existence, but don’t you just love the hand typed label? Now my next question is this, why did she order buttons from NYC?
Happy Monday, everyone!