Wednesday, September 21, 2016

books and yarn

I am having trouble tracking my days lately.  We have made some staff schedule changes at work and then my Tuesday evening activity that I have had for at least 8 years, has been moved to Wednesday so my days are sort of mushed together.  But, I know that today is Wednesday and that means yarn and book - lovely!
I went to hear Ann Patchett talk on Monday evening.  She is a wonderful writer and an excellent speaker.  A great way to start the week.  And, because we have season tickets to this series of author talks, we received a copy of her new book.  I am looking forward to reading this but may wait until I finish another novel in muy TBR stack.  I am making my way on a mystery shawl.  It is fun to have my daughter knitting this pattern too.  I am not going to be able to keep up with the clues - partly because I knit slowly but also because there are many ends to be woven in and I am trying to do that along the way.  But I love my yarn and the colors.
Off to see what this day holds.  It is almost fall!  Think I will link up with Ginny today - its been awhile.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello Friday

I am borrowing an idea from Lori and sharing how my week looked over on Instagram.  The first few weeks of a new school year are always packed with lists of things to do and not a lot of time left for fiber fun.  Add to that half marathon training and there you have it, full days, working hard to stay on track with clean eating, and a bit of knitting on the couch in the evenings.  Just 24 hours to go before I head to the start line.  Then I can reclaim some of my weekends with shorter runs and longer sewing sessions!  
Happy Friday.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Holiday weekend

I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to this longer weekend.  The start of the school year takes some adjusting so it is a nice way to ease into the new routine of a school year.  I have been able to get most of the zigzag for baby quilted - plan to finish today and get the binding on.  I am close to finishing another shawl so it seems right to pick up some yarn for my next project.  This will be a mystery shawl from Gudrun Johnston.  The pattern will be release in 4 parts over a month.  I have not worked with lace weight before so I am looking forward to this.  We also found a nice coupon in our email so I picked up a new book.  I have been reading a lot of non-fiction lately but not as much fiction.  This one had me hooked in the first few pages.
Happy Monday!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Goodbye summer

It has been a good summer.  There was fabric and yarn, travel and time at home.  I saw some beautiful morning skies as I ran and kept up with my half marathon training.  I didn't read as much as I had hoped and there are some home projects that are left undone.  But summer is over and we are ready to welcome children back into our classrooms.  That means changes in my daily schedule.
I was reading Lori's post out reframing this morning and I began to wonder how I could hold on to pieces of that summer feeling even as we get back into the school year routine.  Haven't figured it out just yet but you can be sure that I will keep pondering.
Would love to hear ideas about keeping the balance, resisting the hustle bustle, and holding on to joy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

yarn and books - audio versions

I know it is summer - look at the calendar!  But we are having some seriously grey days here.  Perfect for yarn and audio books!  I have been listening to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton.  This book has been recommended by some very special folks but it is quite a hefty book so I opted for the audio book.  It will take awhile (I think it is 36 hours) but since I am back at work, I do spend a fair amount of time in my car.
I am closing in.
I am making good progress on my Antaktis.  It is really a much lighter green in real life but that grey thing makes photography tough.  I think I will have this one off the needles by the weekend and then I am planning to tackly the sleeves on my sweater.
Be sure to visit Ginny today.