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Unraveled Wednesday | 9.16.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.16.20

This week's knitting was a brief interlude from sleeve knitting, because I finally got some Winston Measurements from my daughter! So before he grows any more, I picked up his Avery 2.0 Vest! The front is done, and the back is almost done! Which means I will just have...

Sometimes Monday | 9.14.20

Sometimes Monday | 9.14.20

Means a cooler start to the week! And the mornings are so dark now. The tables have turned and instead of the sun waiting for me to rise... I am waiting for the sun, which just might be the perfect way to ease into the week. These words by Jericho Brown have lingered...

Sleeve Island | 9.11.20

Sleeve Island | 9.11.20

It's been a week, again. A world on fire... literally. So to maintain some semblance of sanity, I have avoided the internet...which means, I "found" nothing this week to share with you. But... I reached Dreamy Sleeve Island! Which means nine million stitches were...

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.9.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.9.20

In retrospect, Gentle Readers, I should have done 1 more repeat of the patterning. In the end, rather than rip back 10 rows of ribbing, I just forged ahead and did an extra inch of 1x1 ribbing... Sigh. At no point in time did I ever try the body on to see how the...

Looking Back | August 2020

Looking Back | August 2020

“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees Yes, this quote perfectly sums up what August was for me...a month of sizzling, never ending heat. By months end, my gardens were all...

T on T | 9.3.20

T on T | 9.3.20

Joining Carole and friends this week! Thing One: Did you see that John Meacham has a new podcast? I have listened to the first two episodes and it is well worth a listen! Thing Two:  I know a few of you are obsessed with play Animal Crossings: New Horizons. Did you...

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.2.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.2.20

A brief dip into autumnal temperatures were enough to spur me on to pick up my Evening Dew Cardigan and a bit of knitting over the weekend while watching The Peanut Butter Falcon and an episode or two of Silent Witness and I find myself less than one repeat away from...

Sometimes Monday | 8.31.20

Sometimes Monday | 8.31.20

August, die she must... — Paul Simon, April Come She Will Sometimes Monday is for weekend reminiscing...with memories of proscuitto wrapped figs happy hour,  torrential downpours, the return of autumn beer, and the departure of the endless heat and humidity. Sometimes...

Friday Finds | 8.28.20

Friday Finds | 8.28.20

Oh boy. It has been a very hard week. A week that took an already dismal month and ramped it up by about 1000% and while I am thankful that Jacob Blake survived, I am so angry that there was an incident which put that in question. And, I can't even be sane about 17...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.26.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.26.20

Thanks to LONG audiobooks, I have gotten in some good knitting time this week! And voilà, I have a completed Ranunculus! It needs a wash, but I am wearing it today and it is perfect. Shorter sleeves FTW! I also started a new vest for Winston (No page yet, but the...

More Intention, Less Noise | August 2020

More Intention, Less Noise | August 2020

I am joining Honoré and friends again this month to share an update on my word. Let's start with my guiding quote, one that has served me well each and every day! Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose...

TGIF | 8.21.20

TGIF | 8.21.20

History says, Don't hope On the side of the grave, But then, once in a lifetime The longed for tidal wave Of justice can rise up And hope and history rhyme. — Seamus Heaney, The Cure of Troy (an excerpt from Joe Biden's acceptance speech, 20 August, 2020) There has...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.19.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.19.20

Swatching for something new for Winston has begun. ML Egan kindly asked me to test knit Avery, a vest that she published 10 years ago! I will be knitting two of them... one at a fingering weight, and one with DK yarn. A vest should go quickly, as long as I can get...

Sometimes Monday | 8.17.20

Sometimes Monday | 8.17.20

The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected. — Julian Casablancas There are days when I win at the Yarn Chicken game and it is always such a good feeling. But then there are days you don't win at Yarn Chicken...and the results are practically perfect. Better...

Currently | 8.14.20

Currently | 8.14.20

I cannot remember the last time I shared what is my "current world" (small as that world is these days) So here you have a little slice of my world! Celebrating — K-A-M-A-L-A.... oh my gosh! Yes, there were tears and cheers! I am so thrilled! But honestly... watching...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.12.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.12.20

Greetings, Unravelers! I am on Tiny Sleeve Island! Round and round and round I go!  I love the little stripes on the sleeves, and the rhythm of decreasing is perfect! By this time next week... a sweater should be finished! Yes, it will be a bit big, but I don't think...

A Positively Radiant, Luminous Weekend?

A Positively Radiant, Luminous Weekend?

I don't know about you, but this weekend just raced past. No trips out of the house, but there was an "Amazon Run" and I love how I can get face wash and food for thought in.the.same.package! The food complaining is at a peak in this house. So last Wednesday I whipped...

Friday Finds | 8.7.20

Friday Finds | 8.7.20

I stumbled across some poems by Jane Kenyon (from a series entitled "Having it out with Melancholy"). I am having a running battle with melancholy these days and her words fit my mood. But this week I found this bit especially true: 4  OFTEN Often I go to bed as soon...

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When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
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2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
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2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
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2019 and audio-2019

 


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