This was a bit of a rough week, but here are are some things I’ve fallen in love with in the last few days.
Don’t forget to join us on Sunday at 1PM Eastern (we are currently on daylight time) for our Blogville Knitters Virtual Knit! You can message your Skype ID to me via Instagram @headknits or Ravelry @alissahead. Feel free to invite a friend!
Oh yes I did. I have been following The Woolly Thistle for a while, but I haven’t succumbed to a purchase until now. Knitter’s nail polish, y’all! These are the Flagship colors: Fearless Steeker, Whatcha Swatchin’, and Yarn Sniffer. I had to try on Yarn Sniffer right away, of course.
And don’t tell me this is the same as any other nail polish because you would be wrong! 😂
I had a lovely day today (Sunday). I blogged my YOP update. Bob made eggs with toast for my breakfast. I took a nap. I knit. I enjoyed our Blogville Knitters virtual knit. I finished my emPower People bandana. The boys came over and Bob made tacos for our dinner.
We are playing a role playing game called Ashen Stars. This is my first time playing an RPG. Today we learned about the different races of characters in the game. I chose Val Mas. This week we are working on names and character development.
The funny thing is that Bob has been calling this game Sherlock Holmes in Space. I thought that was the actual name of the game but it turns out he made that up.
Just as everyone was leaving Ravelry for inaccessibility, I seem to be spending more time over there. I’m contrary like that. I joined an audiobook group for more suggestions, and everyone is recommending Vampire Knitting Club. Vampires and knitting?! Two of my favorite things! I started it yesterday, and so far it is similar to other knitting cozies. But the intro made me laugh because the yarn shop is named Cardinal Woolsey’s. I figured that was a good sign.
Great, two books to read but nothing to listen to while knitting. I almost signed up for Scribd in desperation. Our library does have a download service through Libby, but I’m not finding much that I want to listen to there. Or the search function isn’t great. Any tips?
Today is Saturdate, and in need of something to look forward to since we don’t follow sports or anything like that, Bob and I are having movie theme weekends. This weekend is John Cusack. We are watching Grosse Pointe Blank and Say Anything. I have a feeling next weekend’s theme will be Lili Taylor in a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon unspoken rule, as she has a great role in Say Anything. I hope so, because then my choice for next weekend will be Mystic Pizza.
I lost 5 pounds last month. I jogged at intervals yesterday while walking, which is so exciting because I love jogging. I will have to be careful not to push it or I will hurt myself.
OKC (obligatory knitting content): I have been focusing on Arachne. I look forward to posting my YOP (Year of Projects) update tomorrow.
I wanted to have a finished object (FO) today — even if it was going to be one sock (does one sock count?) Alas, I have not finished even the one. My toe will be solid blue like the heel flap. I hope sock number two works out this way!
I am enjoying my blog title verbiage “no fo”. I’ve been working on grants for work this week, and a notice of funding opportunity is called a “nofo”.
Since I can’t share an FO with you, instead I would like to share with you the cutest podcast in the world. You know I’m a sucker for a Scottish accent.
I finished my Deschain Tee! I knit one sleeve then realized the design is much better on me without sleeves. So I frogged the sleeve and finished the armholes the same as the neckline. I’m wearing it here with my linen lantern skirt over a camisole. It feels great to finish something.
I wanted to post about this yesterday, but didn’t have the energy. We closed two of our stores early yesterday due to a state of emergency in downtown Columbus, and protests scheduled for downtown Indianapolis which we expected to escalate. (They did.) We stand in solidarity with peaceful protest, and judging by the posts of people I know personally, the protesters themselves remained peaceful. We have kids living near and in downtown, and all reported in safe. Our staff is safe and so far no reports of damage to our stores. We are lucky.
We are supposed to be packing. Bob is. We are still waiting on the second appraisal report. I’ve been slowly progressing through the back of Deschain. I’m grateful for the stockinette. I’ve been watching a Fruity Knitting podcast each day, and it’s getting me through. It’s a moment of respite in a sea of worry. I realize I’m privileged to have moments of respite. And not to have to fear for the lives of our children because of the color of their skin.
We watched “The Vast of Night” last night. Excellent film in a throwback style. Intelligent and suspenseful with great dialogue and music. A moment of race reality acknowledgement. A breath of fresh air.