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Fiber Friday, January 17

Fiber Friday, January 17

Stopover is in a bit of a time out. I almost always have lots of extra yarn left over when I finish a project. So, this time I ordered accordingly so that I would NOT have left over yarn and now I am in fear that I will not have enough to finish. So, I put it aside...

3 on Thursday, Jan. 18

3 on Thursday, Jan. 18

This week I am doing my take on Bonny's post from last week and that eternally dreaded question: "What's for dinner" … That question is the equivalent to nails on the chalkboard for me. But, sometimes all you need is a bit of inspiration! Inspiration One: I pulled...

Unraveled Wednesday, Jan. 17

Unraveled Wednesday, Jan. 17

Greetings Unravelers! It has been quite the week here with the continuation of cold and snowy weather. I might almost think I am back in Michigan! Fortunately, all this cold makes it easy to knit sweaters! And, knit I have! I am moving along nicely with my Stopover....

Right Now, mid-January

Right Now, mid-January

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver This quote is the January inspiration from The Balanced Life and it is speaking volumes to me each day. I have included it in my morning mediation and it has been a wonderful help in...

Monday’s on the Arctic Tundra

Monday’s on the Arctic Tundra

Or Hello from Pittsburgh in January! In less than 24 hours we went from temps in the 70's. Seriously, it was 72 here on Friday and we got over two inches of rain which then changed over to snow with temps in the teens on Saturday. My back yard is now a snow-covered...

Fiber Friday, January 12

Fiber Friday, January 12

Despite temps that reached the 70's with the sun out yesterday, Treysta got her debut yesterday and, oh my, I just LOVE her! Hindsight in knitting, I should have gone down once size I think, but it fits and is incredibly comfortable! Treysta is a well-written pattern...

Three on Thursday, January 11

Three on Thursday, January 11

There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bit of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogs. Hal Borland January thaw is well upon us and here in Pittsburgh and we achieved temps in the 50's yesterday. It is supposed to be similarly...

Unraveled Wednesday, Jan. 10

Unraveled Wednesday, Jan. 10

Is it just me, or does this month seem be moving by and a most rapid pace? Not that I mind at all and the days are getting every so slightly longer, which is a very good thing! Speaking of good things: Treysta is DONE and is currently getting a bit of a Soak™ and then...

Make Nine 2018

Make Nine 2018

Yesterday, I saw this post from Gale which then took me to IG where I happily fell down a bit of a rabbit hole looking at #makenine2018 collages. But, Gale was the starter of all this craziness and thanks to her I have also become a Ravelry Stalker of Kirsten Kapur's...

Weekending, January 8

Weekending, January 8

Sometimes the best thing about a weekend is the surprise extension of it on Monday morning. That's right, Steve's office is closed today because if you have days on end of at or below zero-degree weather, when it rains and instantly freezes creating a ginormous...

Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

I have been slowly plugging away at my Treysta, and Sleeve No. One is almost done! Sleeve No. Two should go faster, because I was smart and kept track of all my rows! Maybe by this time next week, a new sweater will be born! I am glad it is the weekend and a bit of...

My Year of Stitching

My Year of Stitching

December 31st, I completed my last stitching, in the last month of my year long project. I have to confess, it was most bittersweet. I felt both an incredible sense of accomplishment coupled with an intense melancholy at the ending of this epic project. Yesterday...

Unraveled Wednesday, January 3

Unraveled Wednesday, January 3

There was a bit of unraveling here this week. I had started this sweater earlier least year and I was uncertain on what size to make because well, a sweater knit with 14" of positive ease? So, I cast on with a more moderate amount of ease and began knitting. Now,...

Happy New Year?

Happy New Year?

Did you miss me? I sure missed you all! My plans to end 2017 did not include falling off the blogging map! I did have some rather nice posts planned to close out the year. However, they were only plans in my head and not plans in the form of ready to go blog posts....

Unraveled Wednesday, December 27

Unraveled Wednesday, December 27

This week its all about my reading and a review of the best books I have read all year. It was so much fun to go back through my books and do a little memory lane reminiscing with all the incredible books I have read! I will end up with 85 books finished this year,...

Finally, a White Christmas

Finally, a White Christmas

A short and quick post today! The weather man so kindly shared yesterday that Pittsburgh had its first white Christmas since 2010. I know, how crazy is that? But, the snow was the perfect thing to wake up to on Christmas morning! My "to do" list today is short on...

Fiber Friday, December 22

Fiber Friday, December 22

Yesterday, I began my new stitching project and I am so excited about it, I had to share my humble beginnings with you all! I am happy to report that couching with hand spun yarn is the way to go!! And, I am maintaining my entirely "free stitching" and I used no...

Three on Thursday, December 21

Three on Thursday, December 21

'Twas the Thursday before Christmas, and yet on my list…. There are way more than 3 things on my list, but these things are in the "must complete" category: Choir tonight, so I have rehearsal tracks to practice which will cut into my reading time today. Darn it all!...

Goodreads

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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