• 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…

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    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…

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    Unraveled Wednesday | Still on Sleeve Island.

    Looking back at Monday’s post, I’m amazed at my optimism for just how long a second sleeve might take. The first sleeve took five days … how could I possibly think the second would go that much quicker? (sidenote – I think optimism is a good thing … let’s be honest, most days it’s what keeps me going.) Here’s where I was just before bed on Monday night and Tuesday nightyeah, that time I had carved out yesterday for knitting went other necessary places … and good places. I had a relaxed meeting with a new friend that left me energized and inspired. I did a little research into air…

  • Just Life,  Knitting

    Notes from Sleeve Island.

    With a nod toward Sara’s upcoming move, I started re-reading Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island this afternoon. and since I’m still marooned on Sleeve Island, I’m listening. Marc is listening to The Road to Little Dribbling and I expect we’ll swap titles shortly. Sleeve Island is certainly a lot less interesting than the entire island that contains England, Wales and Scotland (not to mention Bryson’s engaging narrative style and the glimpse back to Britain ca 1995). Still … Friday Night Snacks and an episode of Poirot, recorded from our local PBS station. Saturday morning yoga in the park by City Hall (and a most-convenient reason to visit Theo’s…

  • Books,  Knitting

    Good Newses | Wednesday.

    I am sharing a little about knitting and books today (because Wednesday) … and also because I have Good Newses to share for both 🙂 First up, the knitting. I am almost afraid to type this, but y’all – Whippet is about 1-1/2 sleeves (and two sleeve seams) away from being finished … and I have not had to unravel anything so far. I know things look a bit wonky in the photo, but it’s nothing blocking won’t fix. The only big change I’m making to the pattern – and it’s not even really that big – is to knit the sleeves flat. As written, that lovely lace pattern is…

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    Unraveled Wednesday.

    It’s Wednesday (again? already?) and I’m happy to be joining in with Kat and friends to talk about knitting … with no unraveling. Knock on wood, all three of my current projects have been – so far! – unravel-free! First up, knitting in public at this afternoon’s Live in HD re-run (from 2007) of The Barber of Seville. It was the first time any of us had seen that opera and we expected “fun”, but oh-my-goodness it was laugh out loud funny. Our next opera is Turandot in October … maybe I’ll have a new sock on the needles by then. This is the first sock of another pair for…

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    Unraveled Wednesday.

    Joining in with Kat and crew today to report on my s-l-o-w progress with Whippet. and Bon Voyage. about all I can say is that both projects have seen a little love this past week and neither has seen any actual unraveling. My reading has been slow, too – as in no new Bingo squares. I should, though, have something more interesting to share in my next post. In 45 minutes, Marc and I are headed to Lake Oconee to spend July 4th with our favorite little boys (and their parents). See you Friday!

  • Books,  Knitting

    Unraveled Wednesday.

    Whoa, is it really Wednesday … evening??!! already? I spent all day yesterday at home (mostly by myself with Holly) and I’m finally starting to feel a bit settled. Thank y’all for hanging with me – I look forward to catching up with what’s going on in your worlds soon! So this Unraveled post is not feeling nearly as Unraveled as it would’ve felt on Monday … and I have knitting and reading progress to share. First up – the knitting. I am cruising along on my Bon Voyage. It’s a very fun knit … even in almost black yarn … and a nice go-along project with Whippet. My knitting brain…

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    Unraveled Wednesday.

    I’m sure y’all are beside yourselves to know if I’m going to be taking the Simple Tee Too to New York 😉 I think the answer is “YES!” That was the view on my bedroom floor just before I started this post. The just-soaked front is on the left. I really love how the yarn plumps back up once it dries (that’s the back on the right for comparison). So I’m just two 3-needle bind offs and two straight mattress-stitch seams (after an overnight of drying) away from an FO. Packing plans can now commence in earnest! The front definitely went more smoothly – and quickly – than the back. I’m…

  • Just Life,  Knitting

    Weekending.

    Hello friends and happy Monday! I was sitting with Deena at Starbucks on Saturday afternoon, knitting (of course*) and realized this was the last “normal” weekend until mid-July. What? huh? Yep, next weekend we’re in NYC. then we have the little boys while their parents attend a wedding. and then the Weekend with the Retreat. and then the Weekend just after July 4th. … and then it’s – maybe?! – back to “normal”. With that frame, I have five photos to share: First (of course 😉 ) Friday Night Snacks This is hands down my favorite way to start the weekend (along with something good on TV – the last…