Unraveled Wednesday

The unraveling around here comes in the form of illness. It seems most of the family and too many co-workers have succumbed to the crud. Hopefully I have had my run and will stay well this time around. Somebody needs to play nurse.

I continue on the body of my Birkin. There was a glitch with the formatting on the printed pattern and a number of knitters have given up on this sweater. Mine seems to be okay (only 3 rows missed on the size I am knitting) so I plug away. I’m not very fast and this is fingering on size 6 needles so I will be here awhile. I did finish two more toddle sized hats for the donation box and have used up a bit more stash. Somehow, as much as I have been knitting from stash, the piles do not seem to get smaller. I have had the same experience with quilting fabric.

I started listening to It’s Not Dark Yet and downloaded White Houses to my kindle. Both are holding my attention which is good. I have a few books on hold at the library, just hoping they don’t all arrive at the same time.

Happy Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kat for more fun post and perhaps a bit of unraveling.

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#ttmt

I didn’t start this Tuesday thing expecting that our tiny person would be the feature of these posts but right now, he is such a treasure. Last week we went to the library and he ran right to the window and pointed at the outdoor area – he loves to be outside. So we ventured out. It was a bit sad because I remember when they were installing this area and it looked like it would be so fun. But I guess vandalism and weather have taken a toll. The tiny person didn’t notice the state of disrepair. He was happy to run around outside, pick up rocks, and touch, touch, touch. I could see all sorts of possibilities for my own garden as I watched him explore.

as always, thanks to Michelle for this #tinytinymoments inspiration

Monday mindfulness

I have had so much fun with my sewing machine this weekend. I made the white Scout Tee first. This is a pretty straightforward pattern except I don’t really like doing a bias edge on necklines. So I made a facing for the back. For the front, I added a piece that was cut on the bias to add a different direction. (I have been sewing for over 50 years so these adaptations are years in the making.)

Then I dug into my clothing fabric stash (yes, I have a fabric stash for clothing and an even larger one for quilting) and found the print. I had seen a Scout Tee with longer sleeves so I decided to try that. Again, this was not new to me. I have altered and adapted patterns many times. I forgot how soothing it can be to sew.

And this sewing time made me think about my closet and this concept of enough. I want to get back to a more mindful approach to my wardrobe. I am looking forward to this book and to making a few more items to add to my closet. Until then, I am planning to spend some time cleaning out my closet. Spring will be here before we know it. How wonderful to have a more mindful closet to welcome the new season.

Three Things for Thursday

I know most of my readers knit but I wonder how many of you like to sew. Sewing was my first love. My mom taught me to sew at the age of six and my first project was a red corduroy jumper (mom did the zipper). I made most of my own clothes through high school. I even had a sewing business for a few years. I haven’t wanted to write about my Make Nine because last year, I posted a 17 in 2017 list and proceeded to finish only two of the 17 items. But this weekend I get two extra days so I know I will get some sewing machine time.

  1. Planning to finish my Scout Tee this weekend;
  2. Thinking about ordering this book (thanks for the link Mary) because this is how I love to dress;
  3. Digging through my fabric stash to find a fabric to make a new skirt.

Be sure to visit Carole for more lovely lists.

Unraveled Wednesday

There was a bit of unraveling today. Had to take my Stopover sweater back a few inches because there was an oddly twisted stitch and it was bugging me. I need to start the sleeves but think I will wait for the weekend. We have a 4 day weekend coming up so plenty of time to knit. I did finish a hat. I skipped one round of the color work pattern because I didn’t want such a slouchy hat. This was a fun pattern and the yarn is wonderful.

My reading is all over the place, can’t seem to settle into a book but I am sure that will pass. I think I have 5 Kindle books opened right now and an audio book that seems like it could hook me.

What is really capturing my attention right now is garden planning. I have started a Pinterest board and have some great ideas saved. We have had a few sunshine afternoons so I took the tiny person out to take a look at the garden and begin to imagine how I might give it new life. Our last frost date is mid-May so plenty of time to plan.

Be sure to visit Kat for some yarn and reading inspiration.