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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...

Looking Back | July 2020

Looking Back | July 2020

In summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky. — Mungo Jerry Oh, July. I will not miss your incredibly hot, dry days. July was one very long run on day... an endless repeat of heat and humidity. I almost...

Leland for Winston

Leland for Winston

Started: August 3, 2020 Finished: August 20, 2020 Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns Footnotes - parts of two sets Pattern: ML Egan's Leland Needle: US 3 and US 1 Gauge: Pattern gauge: 28 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches. I did not get row gauge, so I am following the row instructions...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.5.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.5.20

I don't know about you, but I have some serious Knitting-ADD going on right now. I can't seem to focus on any one thing and keep at it until it is finished! I spent some time last week going through my stash and odds and ends to see what I could find to make a sweater...

Sometimes Monday | 8.3.20

Sometimes Monday | 8.3.20

Yesterday, Garrison Keillor read Hands by Jack Ridl. The words were brilliant and when I realized it was this Jack Ridl, I just had to share with you. I am pretty sure I have run into Mr. Ridl a few times when I lived in Holland, and I had the pleasure of knitting...

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Kat’s bookshelf: read

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?
tagged:
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!
tagged:
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.
tagged:
2019 and audio-2019

 


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