I finished this lovely top earlier this month thanks to the motivation and inspiration from Lori’s string along. Had so much fun making these blocks, using up a bunch of fabrics, and getting it under the feed dogs. This last day of September has been sunny but pretty cold. I plan to spend a fair amount of time wrapped up in this quilt this evening.
I do have another quilt idea brewing but that story is for another day.
Today I am sharing three pieces of my wellness journey:
I was browsing my library website for some new recipes ideas when I found this book. It was available at my local library so I added it to my stack. I enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project and this is a similar flow – substituting health practices. I am enjoying it very much.
I managed 7 out of 10 days of Pilates with this challenge. Just enough to nudge me back to my own mat with a bit of yoga and meditation added to my daily routine. I want very much to keep up this habit as we go into the fall season. I will still hit the trail with my new shoes as often as possible but the mat is an important part of my wellness plan.
I had heard that Ali Edwards was going to have a new Wellness class and thought it perfect timing to see this in my feed. I have listened to the class intro and this podcast and I am in!
*quote image from Robyn Long’s Sisterhood program which I have recently rejoined.
I am happy to say that there has been no unraveling in my knitting life! I am making good progress on the color work for my Engi sweater. This is my second sweater by this designer. You begin with a provisional cast on just below the color work section, knit up to the neckline, then go back and finish the body and sleeves. I am using some stash yarn for the main color and picked up the three contrast colors at Tolt recently.
When I come home today I am hoping to find an order of yarn for another sweater. This one will be a gift which I am so excited about. Gudrun Johnston is the designer and she is hosting a KAL in her Ravelry group.
On the reading front I am close to finishing Soul Keeping. I am trying to go slowly and let all of the good words sink into my heart and soul. I also received the first book for the Renovaré book club. And speaking of book clubs, Carole, Kym, and Bonny are hosting a reading group and their first book choice is excellent.
And now I am off to join Kat and get my day started.
I’ve been walking with this word for nine months and I still find myself needing reminders to stop, take a deep breath, and rest. Such a balancing act.
How is your word showing up in your life these days?
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