On a Monday Morning





It’s cold and snowy outside this morning… we’ve got a windchill warning again but the temperature is supposed to go up before the weekend. Not long now until spring!

Happy Monday!

On a gloomy Saturday.




It’s definitely no longer early fall… I think it’s been raining every day this week. What else to do but collect up extra blankets and a good book? I also hung some string lights today in anticipation of Christmas… it seems a bit early but I don’t mind. Only 53 days.

Reading: The History Room by Eliza Graham

So far so good… it’s a mystery set in Britain but it’s mostly contemporary, with some flashback-type chapters. Good characters and the plot is just starting to really pick up.

If the weather is as gloomy where you are as it is here, I hope you’re bundled up indoors with a cup of tea and something to read… Happy November!

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It’s been a few weeks so I’ve got some pictures to share today. Enjoy.

1- Night downtown before leaving for Christmas
2- Stuck on the DVP (as always)… a chance to take photos!
3- Christmas tree
4- So much snow after Christmas!
5- And even more after new year’s!
6- Clean desk after getting back… it’ll probably never be this neat again!
7- Household apple problem?
8- Walking back from class
9- Across the park

Have a great day!


Happy Friday. Just sharing some iPhone shots today. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

1- Walking the dogs
2- A bit blurry but too cute not to share. Home a week from tomorrow and then I get to see this adorableness again!
3- End of fall on campus
4- Itty bitty Christmas tree!
5- Finally, some snow. Not enough to stay on the ground, though.
6- Christmas cards! I love snail mail.

life rearranged

And… back to our regularly scheduled programming

Wow! I’ve missed an Instagram Monday and a week of regular knitting posts. We’ll be back to normal here as of this week. (To my credit, I did manage to finish high school while I was neglecting my blogging. More on that next week after graduation and formal.) Let’s dive right in, shall we?

I’ve been making a baby blanket for my friends T and T, who are having a baby in just a few weeks! The pattern is based off EZ’s February baby sweater lace, and I love how it’s turning out. The yarn is mill ends, but it’s surprisingly soft for something that’s almost certainly acrylic. Beautiful nights on the back deck have allowed quick progress on this one. I can’t wait to meet baby E in a few weeks! (Rav link)

I’ve also been working on a new design which I’m hoping to release in the fall. I’m really excited to work on this one, and let’s just say that there might be an e-book of patterns involved!

In other (completely random) news, I picked the first thing from my garden yesterday. The first crop was a radish, and still pretty small, but given the tenacity of the bunnies around here, I’m impressed any of them even survived.

Now that I’m done school, the agenda for this week includes a trip to Toronto, strawberry picking, and a barbecue. Sounds pretty good to me!

This is another Yarn-along and Keep Calm Crafting On post. Have a great week!