Wednesday, November 19, 2014
yarn and books and beads!
On the needles - my Candlelit shawl. I decided to go with the pattern and try beading - thanks to a lovely tutorial on Helen's blog and the encouragement of my daughter. I picked up a very tiny crochet hook and some beads last weekend and proceeded to misread the pattern (user error not pattern error) so I added more beads than needed. I didn't really like the way it looked so I let it sit for a few days and then I realized my mistake. I took out the knitting and started again. I do love the look of the beads now that I have tamed it down a bit. It really is so much easier than I had imagined. Have you ever tried adding beads to your knitting?
I am not quite done with Being Mortal but I heard about this book on a podcast and was so curious. I am a few chapters in and I like what she has to say.
I am looking forward to next week. The teachers will be holding parent conferences so I have some time to play catch up and a flexible schedule. I am looking forward to some serious meal planning and goal setting for the upcoming #HolidaySweat challenge. And my friend Lori is home from her trip. That means another installment of the mystery QAL and some time to hear about her travels.
Linking up with Ginny at Small Things today.