Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Quick Knit

My thoughts are with those of you in the Northeast who are dealing with another major snow storm. I hope you have heat, someone with strong arms (or a snowblower) to shovel, and lots of knitting.

Here in Madison, we have not had even one snow day this year, though I did enjoy our ice day. It's a long stretch from winter break to spring break.
I have made quite a bit of progress this week on my Underscore Cowl from Making magazine. This would make a great last-minute gift as it knits up quickly and is quite lovely.

I work on my appliqued jeans a little at a time because it's awkward reaching into pants legs. I've decided that my birds are going to talk.
As it's Thursday evening, I'm looking forward to a weekend of sketching and painting. 

And decluttering. I really need to get serious about this. I got The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up from the library. The first 20% of the book is sort of a sales job about how great her method is. I'm hoping to get into the how-to part of the book soon. I certainly need both advice and inspiration!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! The colors on that cowl are awesome!!!

    We had about 10" of snow yesterday and we are expecting MORE on Monday. LOL We have had quite a crazy March!

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  2. The cowl is looking very good-enjoy your knitting and relaxing this weekend!

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  3. Thankfully, the storm predicted to hit last weekend skirted around this area. The temps have been warm enough this week to melt the stuff still on the ground. Those two events being spring closer and make me happy to see some bare ground for a change.

    Love the cowl that you're knitting.

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  4. Your cowl is beautiful. I love reading organizing/decluttering books but I always feel frustrated when I'm finished. Rather than magically organizing and/or decluttering while I'm reading, they simply tell me to toss my junk.

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  5. Love your cowl. I have that magazine/book - I need to take a look at that! And your bird - LOVE the legs and the crown. so cute.

    I am trying to de-clutter and am making (very) slow, but steady progress. I read the book you mentioned and it annoyed me more than anything else (LOL). I want to read the one on Swedish Death cleaning.

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  6. I read Marie's book, and it was good...but Swedish Death Cleaning is excellent, straight to the point and efficient! Just my two cents! XO

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  7. I need that book. I am seriously being overrun by my stuff. Sweet bird!!! Love the tweet.

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  8. LOve your cowl. and SO LOVE the appliqué bird for your jeans. Absolutely adorable.

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  9. what a cute cowl! speedy :) I hope you share your sketching and painting, you inspire me always in that craft.

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  10. I love the way your 2 yarns look on that cowl! Your jeans project is great also. If you figure out how to declutter, please let me know!

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