The Lately List

In Progress// I'm sewing for now! This is because I am waiting for my yarn order to come in for the rest of my knit sweater... So here we are. It nice that I have a list of things I want to get done before school starts again. But I am itching to get back into knitting...

Online// 1-2-3 These posts on simplicity are inspiring and make me think a lot. My cluttered bedroom is a little crazy.

Life// Getting ready for school is my favourite time of summer. Because Back-to-School shopping is awesome. My favourite local stationary shop, Tiny Feast, in Winnipeg, is making it so much more fun too. I have been going in for one item at a time so I can go there as many times as possible.

Music//... or more like books. I have been listening to audiobooks. Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs starts with a great little introduction. I may have started the CD over and over so I could listen to it again and again.

Quote// Speaking of which, here's that little paragraph at the beginning of this great book.

The Gathering
 “Choosing your wool is dizzying with potential:  the waves of colours and textures tempt with visions of a sweater or cap (and all the accompanying compliments you hope to receive) but don’t reveal the hard work required to get there.  Patience and attention to detail make all the difference.  Also willingness.  Challenge keeps it interesting, but don’t select a pattern that is so far beyond you.  Always select the best yarn you can afford.  And use the type of needle that feels best in your hand;  I always use bamboo.  Even now, it still seems unbelievable to me that by pulling together a motley collection – the soft yarn, the sharp needles, the scripted pattern, the smoothing hook, the intangibles of creativity – you can create something that will hold a piece of your soul.  But you can.”

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