• Food & Drink,  Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday | Hard Cider (Mule).

    Hello friends and happy Wednesday! I’m delighted to be joining in with Kat and friends today with a knitting project … and a cocktail! A few weeks back, I posted about Thea Colman’s latest Hard Cider. Since then, the yarn arrived (I do think it’s a very nice pink-red), I knit a swatch and finally, cast on. The pattern begins with 7″ of 3×3 rib, which seems to be taking ages (I started Monday evening and I’m still not to the halfway mark), but the yarn – Rowan Felted Tweed – is nice to knit. and I’m enjoying the size 5 needle. I’m also enjoying the Hard Cider cocktail (pictured…

  • Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday.

    It’s Wednesday! which means an update on making and reading … and joining in with Kat and friends. I spent a good part of yesterday on that not-quite-finished Demeter Top, a muslin for the multiple Demeter dresses I plan to add to my wardrobe. The pattern is really oversized, and I wanted my dresses to fit – at least as well as an over-the-head dress can fit. I’ve been stalking the #demeterdress tag on Instagram for weeks and even exchanged DMs with a few sewists who appear to be about my size. I also measured the finished busts on a few of my favorite tops. I trusted the finished bust…

  • Books,  Knitting

    Three on Thursday | Unraveled.

    Good morning, friends. Yesterday was an Opera Wednesday and much to our surprise, Manon is FIVE acts, with a run-time of over four hours. My best intentions to share an Unraveled Wednesday post fell apart when it was almost 6pm by the time I got home and walked the dog. So now I have the wonderful opportunity to join both Carole AND Kat with Three Things about my knitting and reading 🙂 Thing One. I am still not finished with Blaer. Seaming sleeves, weaving in ends, picking up stitches and knitting button bands is all taking way longer than I thought it would. yikes, y’all. I’ve knit hundreds of sweaters…

  • Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday.

    My day began with this…which, since you are reading a new post from me, went fine. I have now successfully updated all four of my Apple devices to the new OS without issue. whew! I chatted with my mom over lunch today about getting her phone and iPad updated and we’re in agreement we’re going to ask my sister to do it 🙂 My mom has an iPhone6 and a first (or second?) generation iPadAir. Do any of y’all have tales of caution from this latest update? please share – I love technology when it works smoothly, but when it doesn’t … well … I just want to be prepared!…

  • Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday | Birthday Socks.

    Thank you to Kat for hosting our mid-week meet up to share what we’re making and reading. Today, I’ve got socks! These bright purple socks are for Sam who turns three next weekend and has chosen “purple dinosaur biscuit” – favorite color, favorite animal and favorite food – for his party theme. Today is Opera Wednesday, the first of the 2019-20 season.  We’ll see Turandot, which features my favorite tenor aria. Of course Pavarotti won’t be singing, but I’m sure the Met won’t disappoint. (nor will the super comfortable chairs we’ll be sitting in while we watch!) …and I just might get that second sock done. Happy Wednesday!      

  • Knitting,  Travel

    Canadian Autumn | Intro and Yarn.

    Happy Friday, friends! Today I have the first post about our Canadian trip. I’m still thinking about how I’ll share it all, but I’ve decided it’s best to start with an overview of our itinerary. We flew to Montreal on Thursday, September 19 and explored the city until Saturday afternoon (September 21) when we boarded the ship (Seabourn’s Quest). We sailed that evening, made a loop around Newfoundland (the big island with L’Anse aux Meadows and St. John’s) and returned to Montreal. We docked in Montreal on Thursday, October 3 and flew home. We made seven stops along the way: Monday, Sept 23 – Havre-Saint-Pierre Wednesday, Sept 25 – L’Anse…

  • Just Life,  Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday.

    Hello friends. It’s been an unsettling day. I was expecting the emotion that always accompanies the anniversary of the September 11 attacks … even 18 years later it doesn’t get easier. We visited the memorial in New York in June and Marc shared some wonderful photos and thoughts on his (private) Instagram account. I especially enjoyed seeing Georgia Tech’s post; it makes me proud that the beautiful memorial has a connection to “our” school. Then my mom and I showed up this at the food pantry this morning to pick up the boxes to deliver … and they weren’t there. Come to find out, the volunteer who will be covering…

  • Books,  Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday | One Last Summer Sweater.

    Hello friends and Happy Wednesday! I am delighted to be back here (fully in the Eastern Time Zone) sharing an update about what I’m making and reading. The making piece of this story has roots in Bristol and that makes me happy, too! The last Sunday I was there I checked Instagram with my morning tea and saw this post from Melissa (of Espace Tricot, my new-favorite LYS … sadly not all that L, but still). Of course morning tea time in Bristol is middle-of-the-night at home, but the internet is 24/7 and I promptly bought the pattern, found my size, and ordered the yarn. In the same colors that…

  • Just Life,  Knitting

    Late August Weekending.

    When Sara and I FaceTimed yesterday, she told me how nice it was to have a quiet weekend; this was her first weekend since mid-May that wasn’t full of travel, work, entertaining, moving, or settling in. It has been a very full season for her. not so much for me. but still. I did enjoy my quiet weekend, too. Here are few glimpses into what that looked like. Friday night snacks – prepared by me. Saturday night’s dinner – now that we’re back to College Football Season – looked much the same, except that it was prepared by Marc. Picture fewer grapes and cucumber and more sausage and you’ve got…

  • Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday | Re-entry.

    Hello friends! I’ve got stories to share about Bristol and I will. soon (promise) … but today I’m feeling a bit unraveled as I re-enter “real life”. Thank goodness I don’t have to go to work – just catching up on two weeks of mail, laundry, bills, etc. My head is still a little fuzzy from the flight home and the five hour time change. Yep, I was wide awake at 2 am 🙂 Holly was certainly well attended while I was gone … but I know we both missed each other’s company. especially our side-by-side knitting time. Thanks to some dedicated chair time this afternoon, I’ve started the second…