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!

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