Unraveled Wednesday

I haven’t yet unraveled the hat but maybe this weekend. My travel packing got a bit rushed after some last minute work obligations but I had this shawl on the needles so I grabbed the project bag and my Kindle for the plane. It was the perfect travel knitting. There is a four row repeat that was so easy to memorize so I could pick it up and put it down without getting off track. Next up is a lace section. I am going to use that pale yarn for the lace to make it pop.

I have been listening to The Great Bridge and even though I am only about halfway through the book, it was good background for our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It was very busy on the bridge and a bit blustery but the views and the history are amazing.

I started reading Rhythms of Rest while in NYC (it had been lingering on my Kindle) and it seems to be just what I need. One idea that is circling is how to plan your week to make space for a sabbath. The author suggests that you look at your sabbath day, whatever day you are choosing, as the middle of your week. Use the days leading up to plan (getting things done, meals planned) and the days just after to reflect.

This weekend Tolt is having an anniversary party and the folks from Making Magazine will be there. Did you get your issue? Mine arrived the day before my trip and I have only just begun to savor it. I am looking forward to seeing some of the lovely items in person.

Happy Wednesday. Off to visit Kat.

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Unraveled Wednesday

This yarn is so lovely but I’m not sure I have chosen a good pattern. The yarn is from a small farm in New York. My sister purchased it at an outdoor market in the city so I want something to remind me of her gift. It was going t to my travel knitting but I think I will leave it at home and reconsider when I return. That leaves me with needing a different travel project. I wonder if I have anything else – wink, wink.

I have a few books on my Kindle, hoping that one of them will catch my interest. I toyed with the idea of taking a real book for reading on the plane or at the airport and there is still time to unravel that decision too.

Don’t forget to visit Kat. I hop there is not much unraveling in your life this week.

Unraveled Wednesday

Another week without any unraveling which is especially wonderful since I am doing some color work on this Peanut Vest by Tin Can Knits. This weekend I need to find a good traveling project for my upcoming trip. I’m thinking about starting a shawl but maybe a hat.

I finished reading Soulful Simplicity and very much enjoyed this book. I listened to a lot of it but also had a paper copy from the library since there were many ideas that I wanted to revisit in written form. I have started Autumn on the recommendation of many of you and it is also a lovely read. I think I will take Kate Davies book or maybe Anne Lamont’s new book for my travel reading – so many good choices.

Off to visit Kat this morning. Happy Wednesday.

sometimes Monday . . .

looks like adding some color to my quiet time. I would love to do this every morning but I am going to be happy with the days when it happens. I think I wrote about this book. It has inspired me to just draw what is in front of me. While I am listening to the morning prayers in the Pray As You Go app, I am doing a small sketch of something on my table. Lots of coffee cups are showing up in my notebook!

Go and visit Karen to read her lovely post about nurturing creativity.

How is your Monday?

#allthebags

 

all the bagsThe other day I told Honore that I was planning a blog post about some of the bags I have made and since it has not been the best week, it seemed like something fun for my Friday.

The top two are Noodlehead patterns.  I really like these patterns and have found the directions pretty clear cut.  I have my eye on new bag from her site.  There is a free bag pattern (coming soon) that you should definately check out.

The tiny person backpack was my adaptation of the Noodlehead backpack above.  I pretty much just cut down the dimensions and rounded the edges to create a little backpack for our busy person (I think that will be his new nickname).

The polka dot project bag is from Lazy Gal designs and is the Becca bag.  It has a very fun zipper application.  I made four of these a few summer ago and gave all but one away.  Might need to make myself another one.

I have already seen sneak peaks of the upcoming Making Magazine and it looks like there are two bag patterns so I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Issue #6.  More bag making fun.  In fact,  some weekend bag making might wash away all the negative stuff from the work week.

Happy almost weekend!

Unraveled Wednesday

No unraveling here, just lots of casting on. I haven’t had the brain power to start the sleeves on my Vintersol so I picked up a long neglected hat and then cast on a vest for the tiny person. Both of these projects are good TV knitting and feel like they can be finished by the end of the month. But I do want to get back to those sleeves so give me your best advice on picking up the stitches in a way that doesn’t leave gaps or holes in the underarm.

Have a great Wednesday and be sure to visit Kat and friends today.