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The Saga of the Second Sock

The Saga of the Second Sock

I had to dig through my phone to find when I actually started these socks. I do know that they date back to the I-91 Shop Hop (when I got the yarn for the cowl I posted in December). From what I can tell, the…

{A Birthday Hat}

{A Birthday Hat}

January 1st is a big deal around here. My husband was the second baby born on New Year’s Day at the hospital. Possibly he could have been second but the doctor was apparently at a party and a little tipsy. Mind you, that story came…

Weekending in New York

Weekending in New York

New York Public Library Lion

Every year, we try to go into New York at Christmas. By train, it’s about an hour and twenty minutes. By car it’s much fast but just as expensive (when you wait until the morning of to try and book parking, that is). So we hopped on Metro-North and headed to Grand Central to see the sights.

Truth be told, I didn’t take many photos. I wanted to spend time with the family, and I did take some video and I might do something with it in iMovie. For the most part, though, I just enjoyed the day.

JD Salinger Exhibit at the NY Public Library
JD Salinger at the New York Public Library! Of the four of us, only Maia and I loved The Catcher in the Rye. Our boys have questionable taste in literature.
Macarons from Whoops!
Macarons from Woops! ~ they converted my two teens to fans.
Bryant Park Christmas Tree
Stopping for a photo in front of the tree in Bryant Park. Hat is mine from The Preppy Stitch. I may need to get one for Maia.
Times Square
I snapped this quickly as I hustled through Times Square as quickly as possible. Perhaps my least favorite place in NYC.
Cheese Board
We ended the day at Beecher’s for wine and cheese. And, naturally, brought some home.
{Stained Glass Cowl}

{Stained Glass Cowl}

I have tried to resist being a monogamous knitter. Often I wonder if I would accomplish more knitting if I worked on more projects. Looking at my list of WIPs would probably answer my own question. Currently, the list of projects includes: two pairs of…

Three Sweaters for Rhinebeck 2020

Three Sweaters for Rhinebeck 2020

Despite the profound lack of Rhinebeck photos (the few I did take are over on Instagram), I did walk away with all the knitting love. While I work I often listen to knitting vlogs and I’m already thinking ahead to Rhinebeck 2020. This year I…

A Quick WIP and Some Music to Set the Mood

A Quick WIP and Some Music to Set the Mood

Good morning, lovelies! Day 2 and a blog post. Maybe I’m coming out of my writing slump? I do have a bit of writing to do today for work. I’ve hit a wall so I’m trying to get some creative juices flowing.

Twice in the past year I’ve been lucky enough to do a test knit for Amanda of Birch and Lily. This time around I’m working on a shawl – something I don’t knit many of although I do love wrapping up in a squishy wool shawl on our chilly New England evenings. As a matter of fact, there is a chilly breeze coming through my window right now and I’m about to go grab one to wrap up in while I work.

I’m keeping it close by so I can pick it up whenever my actual writing turns to watching training videos. All the details are under wraps but the pattern will be released later this month. And I promise you will love it!

Alla Helgona på Skogskyrkogården, Stockholm.

I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. Of ghosts and goblins and ghouls, yes. Of silly blow up lawn decorations and plastic bones thrown about the grass? No, thanks.

I did go through all of that when my own children were small but we’ve gotten older and more jaded as the teen years have hit. Looking through the decorations at Home Goods, my daughter said, “You know, I really like harvest decorations more than Halloween.” That’s my girl.

But I do enjoy some good medieval, Celtic, Norse music and Halloween always strikes me as a as good a time as any for listening to it. To be honest, I can’t think of a time when I wouldn’t listen to it.