Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hitofude Cardigan Complete

I wish I could squeal and ooze on and on about this sweater.  I LOVE it.  To be honest I was skeptical about even liking it.  I'm  not a shrug wearer and I tend to knit traditional cardigans.  This sweater is the exception.  Maybe I created the perfect storm pairing a wool/silk yarn blend with this pattern.  Whatever the reason, I love the drape, the swing and the fit.

Just so you know I am getting relaxed and comfortable with each of you.  I did not edit out my neck wrinkles, but I wanted to.  I am just thinking it's me and who I am. If you are on the fence about whether or not you want to knit this, I say do it.  Trust me, you will love the results.

I will be knitting another one of these but with longer sleeves.  Not just yet, but I am thinking about the idea and in a darker yarn color.  Ravelry notes are here

Monday, September 29, 2014


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
in the comment section with a link to your blog.

My weekend was nice 

-I saw the heron (again) and managed to snap a really nice shot with the iphone.  
-on our walk on Saturday the fex ex driver stopped to give Frodo a treat because he loves dogs.  I love knowing and seeing that most people in the world are good
-made chicken noodle soup that was mostly vegetables
-had a lovely visit with my daughter and her boyfriend
-my daughter and her boyfriend became engaged over the weekend (YAY!!)
-bits and pieces of wedding talk mixed with ordinary talk, how sweet and so much fun
-there was church, lots and lots of laundry

Today I am faced with a long list of to dos, a messy house that needs to be put back together again.

How was your weekend?

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Kind Week

As quickly as life becomes overwhelming busy and full, a lull appears and days are slow, easy and kind to me.  This week has been kind.  Each day was mindful and purposeful.  The weather has been mild and reflects early autumn, chilly mornings followed by a sun that tries to heat the day.  Our daily walks after dinner as slowly coming to an end as the sun sets earlier each day.

The salads that I craved in March are giving way to warm piping hot soups. Menu plans are altered to reflect the seasonal shift.  I have an acorn squash in the frig with my name on it and I've already stir fried some sliced brussel sprouts in olive oil-yum!

Since August was the month of relocating kids, my yoga routine slipped away from me.  I am reinstating that little bit of time for myself and my joints and muscles thank me.  Surprisingly, I haven't lost much of the flexibility I gained.  Again, a kind week.

If you were to snoop on my iphone you would find many many photos of the leaves turning colors.  Frodo now knows when I stop that there is a moment to capture.  He is a trained photo assistant.  These photos that I'm sharing today are from my sister's garden with the big camera.  I had fun walking around snapping photos and missing my photo assistant.

How was your week?  Was it kind?  What are you embracing as the season shifts?