A finished sweater and three books

I finished my Birkin last night and it is blocking now. I tried it on so many time as I was knitting it and I think this will be a go to sweater. I almost gave up when I read the many comments about the fit being off. I was almost finished with color-work so I kept going and I am very pleased with the results.

Now, reading time. I have three Books and need help deciding which will be up next. One is an audiobook so I could do two at a time but I also have a non-fiction audiobook I wanted to start. Want to help me choose?

This one that is waiting at the library, or this one that has been waiting on my Kindle, or this one that is on the PBS Great American Read list.

Be sure to visit Carole for more three things posts today.

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#ttmt

I had time over the long weekend to play with photos, paper, and pen and this tiny, tiny moment rose to the surface.

On Wednesdays I get to spend the evening with our tiny person. I love this little menu that his momma puts in his dinner bag. Such love. Being a working momma is not always easy but she is doing a wonderful job. I am so grateful to be a part of her village.

T.G.I.F.

We passed the halfway mark for the #100dayproject this week! And to be honest, there have been a few days when I have not picked up my pen or needles but in the spirit of the project, I am letting this be a part of the learning process.

Today I am using Kym’s fun Friday prompt:

Thinking about these Lime Bikes and wondering about the riders who are using them. They sure are popping up in some peculiar places.

Grateful for an extra day added to the holiday weekend – a snow day that we didn’t need to use!

Interested in this knitting project. Mary and Kat did this last year. I am going to swatch this weekend.

Fun ahead. There is some sunshine in the forecast and a new barbecue on the way so there will be reading on the deck and grilling this weekend.

Happy Friday!

3 Things Thursday

Just dropping in to share three things I have been noticing (with thanks to Michelle for the prompt):

I am noticing that when he points, I need to pay attention. I love being surprised by what he remembers. Bird? I don’t see a bird but yes, that is exactly where we saw a bird yesterday.

I had to get my phone repaired yesterday and I noticed how unsettled I felt walking away and knowing I would not be able to text, call, or Google.

I am noticing the feel of a new pen on paper, the softness of my journal, the crispness of the pages of a new book.

head over to visit Carole today for more lists.

Unraveled Wednesday

There was some successful unraveling around here. I was knitting away on a mystery shawl and was not loving my third color choice. After reading the spoiler threads and seeing some beautiful shawls, I decided I needed to change the dark green to something with just a touch of green. So, with a bit of hesitation, I began to unravel about 10 rows of knitting. The yellow yarn was holding the shape so well that I was able to pick up all the stitches and get going again. What a relief to knit that first row and find that I had all 230 stitches! I am just two rows away from the point when I began u raveling and so much happier with the colors.

Yesterday I finished listening to Fight Back with Joy and I am very close to finishing Every Note Played. Next up? Not sure about fiction but I am going to dive into Mark Hyman’s new book.

We are past the 5 week point for the #100dayproject. Lots of sewing and knitting going on and my notebook has become a constant companion. Hoping to start some garden idea planning on the page this weekend.

Off to visit Kat to see what else is unraveling this week.

exploring some new directions

These last few weeks I have begun making a new kind of list – a bit like a bucket list – of things I want to invite into my life. Here are a few things on my list:

Learn to draw, especially with colored pencils

Make a bottom up sweater – I have tried and given up but there are so many lovely patterns

More time in the garden

Start running again – it has been too long and I know I will be slower but I do miss running

Week in the Life – I did this a few years ago and it was great fun. It starts on Sunday.