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!

Thursday Things

Thursday Things

I have been obsessed with the patterns by JumperCables lately, especially this and this and this! Do I think any of them would look good on me? No. But that does not stop me from thinking about them. There is one that I think I can pull off – Puddle. This seems like an excellent summer project, mindless knitting that would not fill my lap and the end result would give me a lovely warm cowl come fall.

Konmari and my office have become such great friends. Now, to figure out what to do with over 200 CD’s… Seems kind of wasteful to throw them away (not to mention not environmentally nice) and I really don’t want another box of stuff to put somewhere. Any ideas would be appreciated…

I am so proud of Daughter Number 2 – this week she donated over 500 ounces of breast milk to some in need moms. And, she has over 700 ounces more to give. She is a super mom in my book!

I have been enjoying Sonya Philip’s Periscope broadcasts each week – she has great, thought-provoking conversation. If you have not tried Periscope – you should. A great way to get quick, fun updates from a variety of sources. Ones I especially love – Ysolda, Goulet Pens, and Kay Gardiner (especially when she reads through the latest Rowan Magazine…)

Making mistakes work is something that does not always happen. However, this week I had one that worked incredibly well. Best mistake ever…bias tape on the outside FTW!

As for now I am heading to watch some Netflix and work on finishing some projects before Easter gets here!

Leap Days and Mondays

Leap Days and Mondays

Every four years we get an extra day and today, Gentle Reader, is that day! I am not sure that having an extra Monday is the best thing. But, what is a day – right?

And, it is certainly much more than a leap second! Even Google and Apple think so! And, perhaps it won’t be at all like a normal Monday!

I have big plans for my extra day – plans of tracing, cutting, and sewing. Okay, maybe that is a bit much for just one extra day, but at the very least, I want to get everything traced and cut out!

Hopefully, this stack of fabric will be transformed into pants, dresses, and pillows by the end of this extra day!

I hope your extra day is filled with all the extras you love and none of the usual Mondayness.

Weaving With Miss Bab's

Weaving With Miss Bab's

I joined the Miss Bab’s Weave Along this month and I continue to work on my weaving skills. Beating evenly needs lots of work, as you can clearly see in this scarf. I really love the colors, though. I used Miss Bab’s 2-ply Yummy in Biker Chick paired with String Theory Bluestocking in Pewter.

The drape of the scarf is better (more fluid) on the area’s where the beating was not so firm. The color’s were more muted there also.

But the end result is a textile I really love, and I will wear it often.

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