Did you have a good weekend? I hope so – I did! It wasn’t super eventful, just a collection of happy things. We went to the symphony Friday night and heard Mahler’s 4th, we walked to our little downtown area Saturday morning for an art show and farmer’s market, and I spent the rest of the weekend watching tennis, knitting, and reading. If only we could have had another three-day weekend!
I got so much knitting done. I made it to the next-to-last repeat of the first houndstooth section on Back to the Fuchsia. It’s very addictive but not something I can work on while watching tennis, or anything really. So for my tennis watching, I cast on two new shawls: a one-skein Be Simple Variations (free on Rav) with a skein from my Iowa trip and the Cupcake Crescent Shawl (on Lovecrafts) with my most recent new yarns.
I’m not 100% sold on the green one. I like it, but I’m thinking I want that yarn to be something lighter, airier – maybe lace. So it’s on hold for the moment. But the Cupcake Crescent?? I’m obsessed with that color combo, so much that I’m going back to buy another skein of the purple variegated. The pattern calls for somewhere around 450 yards of each color but it’s very customizable so I figured I’d adjust the sizes of each section to use my 400-yard skeins. But now that I see how it knits up? I want to make it full-size! I might want to add another section! I just want options, and I won’t be mad about having leftover yarn. (This is Kim Dyes Yarn, Sourdough Sock, in Shamrock and Tropical Daydream.)
Other things I’m loving: I’m watching Friday Night Lights. I know, I’m VERY late to this particular party, but the idea of football always put me off. But then when I loved Ted Lasso despite not liking soccer, I thought I’d give it a shot, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s not too much football, I love Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, and I’ve always been a fan of serial dramas. Even the husband is enjoying it and he thought I’d lost my mind when I started watching it!
Books I recently finished that I loved: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (romance among scientific researchers), The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell (little bit of magic, little bit of romance), and Happy Place by Emily Henry (estranged fiancees must pretend to still be together). Apparently I’m in a romance-heavy phase with my reading.
Okay, better get to work – let’s do this thing, friends! Happy Monday.