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…


Houston, We Have Bind-Off!

Houston, We Have Bind-Off!

I can thank the Political Circus for their assistance in this successful bind-off by hosting not one, but two debates this week. Because, really – tedious knitting should be accompanied by tedious television. Fun fact – you knit faster when you are mad!

Up next, the short-rows portion of this lovely Anne Hanson shawl, which I have started and happily, it is practically mindless knitting – all 400+ stitches. The perfect knit for the antics of Francis and Claire.

Earlier this week the blog was struck by the Case of the Missing “i” (thanks Bonny!) Fortunately, Inspector Google helped solve this mystery and the plugin was debugged! The i was happily freed to continue their very important job!

The Hour for Happy will be extra spicy tonight as Steve is making his world-famous Buffalo Wings and I. Can’t. Wait. Add to that two very icy cold martini’s and you have the perfect welcome for the weekend.

I hope your weekend is wonderful, even if it is an hour shorter. That’s right, don’t forget to turn your clocks AHEAD Saturday night!

See you back here on Monday!

A Day for Knitting and Reading

A Day for Knitting and Reading

It has been a very hectic week thus far, and apparently spring has sprung in the midst of all this busyness. Or, maybe we are skipping spring all together and going directly to summer…

Hello 70°F, nice of you to come visit. (Rumor has it that we will be approaching 80 later today…)

Anyways, today I am joining Ginny in her Yarn Along, hoping to get some serious knitting time and complete the border on this shawl.

Because, Easter…

And, on my list of reading today is The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, and yes, it is some work reading.

IMG_1217Enter that moment of bliss when work is not really work at all.

Thoughts For a Wednesday

Thoughts For a Wednesday

The lure to knit another sweater remains strong especially when I look at this thread. So many lovely sweaters there! I am trying to entertain myself with socks, but I momentarily fell off the Sock Train and started knitting a beachy Hop Brook with my handspun Dorset Down. Unfortunately, neither one is keeping me from wanting another sweater, especially a grellow one…

I did some hand stitching on some hand-woven fabric, I should have photos this week to share, that is if the Eternal Greyness of Days ever ends.

But, I am so happy to have these gorgeous orchids blooming away in my living room. They are a lovely sentinel of color in a very dreary winter.

And, maybe a mid-week Chinese food pick me up is in order today. A bit of hot mustard is the best cure-all and I know for a fact I could use a healthy dose!

Have a great Wednesday, Gentle Reader. Friday will be here before we know it!

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