This boy loves books. For his first Christmas, I gave him some books that we would keep at gramma’s house. I was looking forward to many hours of reading with this tiny person in my lap. But I have also come to love watching him turn the pages, looking for his favorite pictures, and pointing, just love the pointing.


Weekending #knitallthethings

I am behind on almost everything in my life with the exception of knitting. And honestly, all I want to do is knit all the things. So this weekend I loaded all my out of the house activities into Saturday and the took Sunday off from being in the world. I entertained the not so tiny person and when he took a nap, so did I. We played, read books, ate snacks, looked at worms and sticks at the park. It was lovely.

The weekend was also full of knitting. I cast on my Stopover – had to change yarn choices but still knitting from stash. I wanted to use that blue but I didn’t have the right contrasts so there is more grey on my needles. After checking with Kat, I stuck with the waist shaping as written. I have 4 inches left on the body. Then I am going to try knitting the sleeves magic loop and two at a time. I also made it to the sleeve divide on my Birkin. Now I have inches and inches of meditative stockinette to fill my evenings.

And now I guess I will tackle Monday.,

an unraveled kind of day

This day started with oversleeping – a very rare occurrence and on a day when I had an early meeting. Then my necklace was so tangled that I couldn’t wear it. There was too much grumpiness at that early meeting and then some no-shows for my tours. Argh!

But there is a silver lining. I have been reading this wonderful book (after hearing the author read last week) and our not-so-tiny person came to spend the evening with us – so much fun.

I did unravel the orange sweater and I have two fun hats on the needles and really, you must read this book.

Hello December

Yesterday I was thinking about what to post on the first day of a new month. I thought about lists, goals, books I want to read, ideas for journaling, things I want to knit or stitch. But then our tiny person (who is turning one in just a few days) toddled over to the tree and I realized this is how I wanted to welcome the new month. It is going to be so much fun!

3 on Thursday

1. There is a new play area at our local park and our (not so) tiny person is ready to explore!

2. Yesterday was cool and overcast – the perfect day for wearing my orange sweater, I love the cozy, squishy garter stitch.

3. After three weeks of cutting back on caffeine, I have come to love my cuppa tea (caffeine free).

What a fun weekly prompt – thanks Carole

Hello Friday

This was one of those weeks when I felt like it should have been Friday days ago. But even on the longest days, I have time for taking a stroll and watching the ducks with our tiny person.

On this day, 38 years ago, I went out to dinner with the man I would marry. We laugh a lot about how Friday the 13th is anything but unlucky for us. Looking forward to a special wine and cheese night.

I have stayed away from this space for too long but I am inspired by Kat’s idea of planning posts and have missed being part of the weekly link-ups.

I have been reading – The Snow Child and News of the World.

I have been knitting – two sweaters finished, two more hats, one shawl at 60% and a second one cast on.

I have been moving – averaging 10,000 steps a day and yoga once a week

I have been putting pen to paper in my notebooks

I have been cooking clean, healthy, whole foods

Hello Friday – hello weekend!

Unraveled Wednesday

My green sweater has had a soak and is drying. One last step will be to pick up stitches for the front band and collar. In the meantime, I have acquired yarn for another sweater! Hope to swatch and practice short rows this weekend.

I did not manage to get a cover all in Summer Book Bingo but I am happy with how many orange squares are filled in. Best summer reading in a very long time.

Now that we are back to school, afternoons with the tiny person will be more regular. A few hours between oak and dinner are a great way to balance the day. He is standing and crawling and such a happy guy. Grampa calls him the two hour tornado! Yesterday I gave him a doll that his momma had as a toddler. He loved the eyes and gave her many kisses.

Happy Wednesday and thanks to Kat for hosting us.