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.

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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.

Three things

Three things I don’t want to forget:

Our tiny person has discovered puzzles and the determination on his face is something I don’t want to forget.

That same tiny person is a verbal processor and I love listening to him work things out one word at a time. I don’t want to forget these conversations.

Those sweet fingers, that giggle, the way he says gramma – I don’t want to forget these precious days.

Unraveled Wednesday

My knitting is slow going so not much to share – fortunately no unraveling. But lately I have found myself looking at sewing blogs and Instagram feeds. Sewing was my first fiber love. I made a red corduroy jumper when I was just 6 (with a lot of help from my mom). I started another tunic this weekend and found some lovely, pumpkin corduroy for a simple dress. Then I came upon some posts about this fun jacket and decided to add it to my queue. I will need to go fabric shopping but isn’t it a fun project? There is even a sew along!

Anyone want to join me?

Happy Wednesday.