Unraveled Wednesday

My green sweater is finished! Just need a cool enough day to put it on and get a proper photo.

I have another sweater to begin but first I need to learn how to do short rows. I have a Craftsy class that walks through the various techniques with a swatch so I hope to get to that this weekend. Until then, when I took our tiny person for a walk last weekend, I noticed that he is in need of a new hat. I picked up this fun kit and cannot wait to begin.

Linking up with Kat today.

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Routine

I don’t have a history of success when it comes to routine. I am easily pulled away by shiny new things. But this month, I am really trying. I am using a new insert that is not dated so if I miss a week, I won’t have a blank page staring at me. And there are a few challenges that might give my daily routine a bit of a boost. This week is the Back to the Mat challenge. I cleaned up my mat space yesterday and I am ready for some short Pilates practices. Next week Michelle is offering her Just 5 Things class. I love anything that involves making a list.

Do you have a routine that includes notebooks and planners?

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.

Sometimes Mondays

are for making soup even when the forecast says the temperatures will climb into the 90’s today. But I can’t stop thinking about soup so I turned on the fan and set to cooking. I made two soups today. First up, sweet potato with apple and ginger. The second soup was a new one for me – butternut squash with sage fresh from my garden. The kitchen won’t be used today since we are hosting a BBQ this afternoon and now I have enough soup for the week!

Hello September

Look at that blank page. It is nice to pause, to plan, to imagine how this new month might unfold.

  1. More green matcha tea, more words on the page.
  2. Perhaps a few batches of soup as the days begin (hopefully) to cool.
  3. A new reading list as the summer bingo card is put away.
  4. A second sleeve and collar on my green sweater.
  5. A shawl made with yarn from Shetland.
  6. Yoga on Mondays.
  7. Daily steps adding up and perhaps a return to running.
  8. Weekly visit with our favorite tiny person.
  9. Unpacking the drums and scheduling practice time into my days.
  10. Thinking about joining this KAL.

Oh yes September, I think we are going to have a good month.

Hello Friday

The countdown to the first day of school continues. Next week the elementary students begin and our preschoolers follow the day after Labor Day. Bit by bit we are getting there. I am also looking at Fridays and weekend with new eyes. I finished the first sleeve on my sweater this week and hope to get the second one done by Labor Day so I can go to my last class with just the shawl collar to finish. Now I just need some cooler weather.

I caked up my hand dyed Shetland yarn this week and I am on the hunt for a shawl pattern to show off these great colors. What about socks you say? Well, I just don’t think that is going to happen. Maybe some day or maybe not. I am contemplating Kay’s Celtic Shawl KAL but I’m not really sure how much yarn I have in these cakes.

Finally, I got my first Stitch Fix box this week and I love it all. I may never go to the mall again!

Unraveled Wednesday – free the needles

On the My Sister’s Knitter Raverly group, there is a fun knit along happening #freetheneedles. The idea is to finish up some projects and set some needles free. I finished my Aestlight shawl right off and picked up my half Hansel. I was making good progress until I signed up for the sweater class. That has been my very monogamous knitting the last few weeks. But I really want to finish the Hansel. I am on the last border which is knit sideways, picking up stitches as you go. It is similar to the last border of the Aestlight. Time is not on my side right now. So many back to school meeting and tasks. But I think I can get back to the border after I finish my sweater sleeve. Fingers crossed for another pair of needles set free before Sept. 15.

I just downloaded Delancey Street for the about food bingo square. Not sure I will be able to cover my card but it has been my best reading summer in a long time.

Off to gather enough healthy food and my walking shoes to get me through another long day of meetings (taking full advantage of those breaks to get my steps in).

Be sure to visit Kat for my Unraveled posts today.