Yarn Along

It’s Wednesday, so I’m linking up with Small Thing’s Yarn Along.

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This week I’m:

Knitting: this is my second attempt at the lovely Blom shawl by the always inspiring Mandarines. This time I’m trying both lace charts and life lines (which is running scrap yarn (in this case the white) through your work every few rows so that in case you make a mistake and have to rip out several rows, you have your knitting saved and ready for you at a point you know is error free.) The latter should make the former easier.

Reading: I think I want to make Papa’s Healing Cozy from Soulemama‘s Handmade Home. I’ve been slowly collecting her books as they show up at my local used book shop. I usually have a rice heating bag within reach, so this would be useful.

Listening: There’s a new episode of PomCast, yay! This is probably my favorite podcast, hosted by the lovely Sophie and Lydia, as a spin off from Pom Pom magazine. They always make yarn and knitting entertaining, and have fantastic guests. Plus, I have a bit too much fun saying pom pom with a British accent.

On the Kindle: The Immortal Circus by A.R.Kahler. I’m not far enough into it to really have an opinion, but I’m intrigued.

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An extra picture today to show my adorable photo bomber, Echo. Yep, I one of those photographers who take a hundred photos from different angles and positions and keep two.

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September

Every month Raincloud and Sage shares a quote, and since I tend to tuck quotes away to ponder, I thought I would follow her example.

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“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
– Louisa May Alcott

This speaks to my soul lately, as does so much of her wisdom. Simple wildflowers, sticks and string, sunshine, and loving (often wiggly) company, these are the things that fill the late summer days. Even when things get tight, tempers short, and bodies unwell, we take a deep breath, come home and things are right and, well, happy and lovely.