Hello Friday

The countdown to the first day of school continues. Next week the elementary students begin and our preschoolers follow the day after Labor Day. Bit by bit we are getting there. I am also looking at Fridays and weekend with new eyes. I finished the first sleeve on my sweater this week and hope to get the second one done by Labor Day so I can go to my last class with just the shawl collar to finish. Now I just need some cooler weather.

I caked up my hand dyed Shetland yarn this week and I am on the hunt for a shawl pattern to show off these great colors. What about socks you say? Well, I just don’t think that is going to happen. Maybe some day or maybe not. I am contemplating Kay’s Celtic Shawl KAL but I’m not really sure how much yarn I have in these cakes.

Finally, I got my first Stitch Fix box this week and I love it all. I may never go to the mall again!

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Unraveled Wednesday – free the needles

On the My Sister’s Knitter Raverly group, there is a fun knit along happening #freetheneedles. The idea is to finish up some projects and set some needles free. I finished my Aestlight shawl right off and picked up my half Hansel. I was making good progress until I signed up for the sweater class. That has been my very monogamous knitting the last few weeks. But I really want to finish the Hansel. I am on the last border which is knit sideways, picking up stitches as you go. It is similar to the last border of the Aestlight. Time is not on my side right now. So many back to school meeting and tasks. But I think I can get back to the border after I finish my sweater sleeve. Fingers crossed for another pair of needles set free before Sept. 15.

I just downloaded Delancey Street for the about food bingo square. Not sure I will be able to cover my card but it has been my best reading summer in a long time.

Off to gather enough healthy food and my walking shoes to get me through another long day of meetings (taking full advantage of those breaks to get my steps in).

Be sure to visit Kat for my Unraveled posts today.

Sometimes Monday . . .

looks like playing with shadows and solar eclipse glasses.

It was the first day of in-service at work and everyone was very distracted. I felt a bit sorry for the workshop leader but she really rolled with it. We kept wandering outside to see what was happening in the sky. We were at the 90% point but it never got too dark. There was an odd stillness and it got cold! I am so happy that my husband thought to get special glasses for the whole family!

Here and Now

Loving the cooler weather

Eating so many fruits and veggies

Drinking water with lemon and ginger

Feeling a bit sad that summer is almost over

Making a simple cardigan

Thinking about future travel destinations

Dreaming of some lovely yarn that is headed my way

What a fun idea Say Little Hen

Unraveled Wednesday – balance


I am happy to report that my sweater knitting is going quite well. I am 1/3 of the way through the body. I am hoping to get to the ribbed edge by Saturday so I can start my sleeves at class next Saturday. We will see how that goes.
And that is it for knitting right now. Being back at work means limited knitting time so I am sticking with this one project.
I finally have a few bingos on my summer reading card. This week I have started some work related reading which may or may not be able to qualify for a square or two.
I am thinking a lot about balance this week. Working hard at eating well. Planning to start going to a yoga class one evening a week. Trying to get 5000 steps before lunch. Sorting and purging and making progress on getting my work wardrobe in shape (I actually signed up for a Stitch Fix box).
Hope there is lovely yarn and wonderful books in your life. Be sure to visit Kat for more Unraveled Wednesday posts.

Hello Friday


There you have it. I have eased my way back into a work routine. Morning smoothies, getting in at least 10,000 steps each day by walking before meetings or during lunch, lots of water and a bit less coffee, getting all those dates on the calendar, making time each day for reading, and checking things off the back to school list. Next week will be a bit busier but everything I did this week has created space for what comes next.
This weekend I am going for a hike with my daughters and doing a harvest/gleening time at a local farm. The temperatures are supposed to cool a bit – oh please let this be true. And I am going to be playing with my traveler's notebook and new workbag. I am trying very hard to whittle down, lighten my load (literally and figuratively).
Step by step.