Not much knitting progress has been made on my Eavesdrop I am about 20 rows from the “suggested sleeve divide” but I am off on row gauge, so I will measure then to see how many more rows I will need to do. However, Sherman’s surgery was successful! Now we just wait for the biopsy results, but the vet was most hopeful and so are we! Thank you all for your thoughts for Sherman! He is most appreciative and so are we!
Friday’s that begin a long weekend are even sweeter, aren’t they? We got most of our garden in yesterday while Sherman was gone, and I just have a few pots to finish today.
Outside of that, we have no major plans for the weekend at all and that feels just perfect!
Now, how about some links!
First up, the knitters are in solidarity with Flint, Michigan. There is an amazing 11-year-old girl who is making things happen in her community and Thea Coleman noticed and Water is her latest “take a stand” pattern. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to her GoFundMe campaign ($3k as of this typing!) So, if you do nothing else this weekend, buy this hat pattern and support a very good cause!
Alicia Plummer also has a pattern that is supporting Flint with 10% of the proceeds from the sales of Real Life
These bird socks are just too cool!
The Seven Sisters is my favorite from the By Hand: Making Communities book.
Churchmouse Yarns Chevron Lace Scarf is FREE!
Blacker Yarns Trym Vest is also free and has a multitude of possibilities!
I love a yoked sweater, and Hap Yoke is different and so beautiful!
Laine Magazine, Issue 5 is now out and there are several gorgeous patterns in it!
That’s all I have for this week! Have an awesome weekend and I will be back with a short post on Monday!
P.S. Summer Book Bingo begins TOMORROW!! There is still time to join in the fun!
What a weekend, Gentle Readers! It seemed to fly by at warp speed and it contained bits of all kinds of things.
The Happiest of Hours
Sweater Day One
Sweater Day Two
I masterfully unlocked the “Wear Your New Summer Sweater” achievement by living in my new Lucinda all weekend. Yeah, that’s right. I wore it Saturday until the temps warmed up, then steamed it to wear it to church on Sunday. I worried about the sweater not holding its shape well, but it loved being steamed and looked as fresh as it did when I put it on Saturday morning. This sweater is just so incredibly comfortable, I am pondering knitting another!
The elusive “Knit at 4AM while watching a Royal Wedding” achievement was unlocked on Saturday morning. That’s right. I was up, knitting in hand, watching Meghan and Prince Harry’s nuptials. Best knitting time of the weekend!
The “Inaugural Bee Balm Bloom” achievement was also unlocked this weekend! No blooms at all last year, so when buds appeared earlier this week the excitement began to build. I am entirely enthralled with these unique looking blooms.
And, finally, we managed to unlock the “Yes, We Got Poison Ivy Again” achievement. Yeah, we are not at all happy with this predicament. We managed to avoid the poison ivy when we trimmed all the bushes, but Saturday we tackled some newly out of control Virginia Creeper and low and behold, while pulling vines we thought were safe were actually poison ivy. This is a double-ugh worthy achievement.
Bonuses for the weekend: I made pizza dough on Friday and grilled it with a bit of salt, pepper, and olive oil. It made the perfect conduit for marinated sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. And, on Sunday I blanched some fresh asparagus and made a quick and easy salad with Cannellini beans, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon zest and juice. So good, and so easy!
How about you? How was your weekend? Did you have any achievements?
…and why is it snowing again???
At 5PM last night, Steve said to me how is it Sunday night already? Where did the weekend go?
I could have used at least one more weekend day, or maybe two! Doesn’t a 3-day work week sound amazing?
Good things about the weekend:
- The snow did not stick!!
- There was a glorious amount of sunshine!
- The forsythia and lilacs are holding their own against some bitterly cold nights.
- There was knitting time, and reading time, and some other entirely mundane things (i.e. housework)
People asked on Instagram about the Friday cocktails… you can find the recipe here. Mod’s I made: we used Hendrick’s, no raspberry infused ice cubes, and no club soda. It is a very interesting flavor combination and I would absolutely make it again. Also, Steve thought that the raspberry-maple syrup would be a great addition to a beer! Ha!
Outside of all that, it was a very low-key weekend here. And, after last weekend it was most welcome!
My agenda for today? I have two library books due this week – so my plan is to get at least one done today! Monday’s are for reading, yes?
Now, when is the next 3-day weekend? Amirite?
P.S. A huge congratulations to Carole on her win on Saturday! I am so proud of her!
We got so much done over the weekend despite it missing an hour of time.
We had our requisite visits from campaign canvasser’s – yes, that is plural visits as in 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday (and that does not count the times they have been here during the week!) Truly, I am not sure how many times you have to confirm that YES, you are voting on Tuesday, and YES, you are voting for their candidate!
19 Crimes has finally made its way to our Wine and Spirits stores! I am totally enamored with the animated wine labels! Apparently, I am easily amused, especially when drinking! Ha! (Living Wine Labels App is available for both iOS and Android devices in the App Store)
Keeping with the drinking theme… we discovered Neapolitan Milk Stout. Oh boy. No, really. It is so good! And, the joy that filled my being at finding beer from the Saugatuck Brewing Company in Pittsburgh is off the charts!
But, lest you think all we did was drink all weekend…we worked more on the not-enough-storage issue and ended the weekend on Sunday night with the same amount of storage, but less things to store. Döstädning is our new obsession! Now, we are by no means done – but we made an impressive dent in the clutter!
Daylight Saving Time is back, and while the added light was truly a treat as we wound down the weekend on Sunday night, I must confess though that I was ready to get in bed at the obscenely early time of 7PM last night. Really, I wish I was kidding, but these are the facts.
I hope you are feeling well-rested, have electricity, and are ready to tackle Monday. It’s a big week…March Madness starts! I have lots on my list today so that I can spend some time knitting and watching games later this week! What’s on your list today?
That’s right, the weekend carries on one more day. Thus far it has been a very good weekend with lots of replenishment time!
And, with no plumbing or equally un-fun tasks!
There was Olympic watching and yes, knitting – lots of knitting! I have to say, I just LOVE how these decreases look. I can’t wait to finish it. I only have about 10 rows to go, so I can see the finish line. I also confess, I have become addicted to watching Curling – especially the Norwegian Men’s Pants, err Team! Haha!
Today, the weather is supposed to be warmer and we are hoping for some dry moments to get in a nice walk!
If you have a long weekend as well, I hope you are enjoying it! See you all back here tomorrow!