Unraveled Wednesday

I had a very unraveled day yesterday. The kind when you just can’t seem to stay in step, enough out of sync to be annoyed but not enough for others to notice. Finally the work day was over, dinner dishes finished, and it was time for knitting and a glass of wine. Except . . . where was that skein of blue yarn? I was ready to start the next section on a three color shawl but the first color was missing. I searched high and low and then high and low again – for about 30 minutes. I was just going to give up and search Ravelry for a new project when I caught a glimpse of a project bag behind the extra printer paper on the lower shelf of my desk. Viola! The missing skein was found.

Hoping today will be a bit smoother. And then I am off to an annual quilt retreat. Summertime is almost here.

I am off to visit Kat to see if anyone else is unraveling this week.

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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.

Unraveled Wednesday

The only unraveling around here is the unraveling of my willpower. I could not resist this KAL. I love Helen’s patterns and the theme had me remembering our visit to the Van Gogh museum last summer. And, I had two of the three yarns in my stash so . . . The first clue comes out on March 31, just in time for spring break.

Still reading How to Stop Time and The Four Tendencies (I discovered that I am an obliged). I have also been listening to Speak No Evil , another good story.

We have made it to Wednesday. Just one more day before spring break begins. I think I will make it.

Be sure to visit Kat for more unraveling tales.

hello Spring

We have had so much lovely sunshine that it really does feel like spring has arrived. The plum trees are blooming, the days are getting longer, and thanks to an invitation to a Fitbit challenge from my friend Lori, I am logging a lot of steps. My new running shoes should be here any day and best of all, I am finally beginning to feel well.

I am stalled with my knitting so no unraveling but I have been reading. I finished Educated, what a fascinating story. I am enjoying How to Stop Time so much! Today I started listening to The Four Tendencies. I am not sure yet which tendency I am but it is an interesting theory.

Be sure to visit Kat to see more book and yarn adventures as we settle into spring.

Unraveled Wednesday

No unraveling here but there are books. I read about In Praise of Difficult Women in the paper and ordered a copy right away. I am only just starting but I know it will be a good read. I picked up this book and this book at the library this week. I am still Listening to Educated and just downloaded The Paleo Cure.

So yes, there are books in my life right now and since the rain is returning, there will be knitting.

Unraveled Wednesday – inch by inch

No unraveling, just some slow progress on my Birkin sweater. I have never been a monogamous knitter but I do want to see if I can finish this one while there is still time to wear it. I am putting a small marker that I can move each day as I inch toward the hem. And then of course there will need to be sleeves. But one thing at a time.

Not much reading due to that nasty sinus thing. It was so bad that I could not even wear my glasses which makes it hard to read. I did finish listening to It’s Not Dark Yet. I am in awe of people who find the light in every situation. I have a few audio books on hold at the library so I will spend this in between time catching up on podcasts.

I am also excited to read that Grace will be writing about books and reading and readers. Be sure to stop by and see her.

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.