I completely spaced on posting yesterday. I am going to blame it on being woken up at 5:30 by my younger son. He likes to wake me up and talk to me when he wakes up early and that makes my sleep not great, for obvious reasons. I took this photo of the green shoots sprouting by the trail on my walk yesterday.

Green shoots are a welcome sight.

Green shoots are always a welcome sight!

I also had an early day today. Not early by normal standards but weekend early. My son’s team had the first soccer game of the day. We had a bit of a rest and then went out hanging door hangers with his Cub Scout troop for the annual Boy Scout food drive. If you got a hanger, please leave food out for your local Boy Scout troop! It is for a good cause. I got my walk in during that process and spotted a pretty rose.


The other things that probably distracted me from posting yesterday were the attacks in Paris. So I will leave you with my Candletime candle for tonight, with thoughts of peace for everyone.

Candletime for peace.


3rd is the new 1st

Yet again, I sort of decided not to do NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and then decided to do it and then forgot. It’s starting off with a bang!

First up, as usual, a round up of finished objects.

A cowl for my cousin’s birthday.

Yes, one cowl. I am kind of astonished myself. I made a big push on my orangish sweater a few months ago and then got to the end of the yarn with not enough sweater. It is sitting in a basket thinking about how it has done me wrong. A friend a knitting did point out that more of that yarn exists for sale on Ravelry so maybe I will actually buy it and finish it but maybe I will just ignore it until it fixes itself. They do that, right?

I am currently working on a Honey Cowl knit in Hand Maiden Silken and it is gorgeous, if I may say so myself.

Honey Cowl in Progress
Honey Cowl in Progress

I love this yarn and I appear to be all about the simple patterns right now. I put down another scarf I was knitting because I had to look at the chart for EVERY line. Who has time for that? Not me. I like to knit at school board meetings so that I don’t scream in frustration and it is harder to do that and actually listen if I have to keep looking at the pattern.

One new tradition I hope to keep up this November is CandleTime. I learned about it only a few days before the end of October and I have done it for the past two evenings. I quite enjoy sitting at the dinner table with just the candles lit either doing a puzzle or reading something while I enjoy my cup of tea. I will probably just keep it up until Thanksgiving but who knows, it may turn out to be something I want to continue.

My candles and tea.

Thanks for reading my disjointed start to NaBloPoMo! I hope to be more entertaining as the month progresses!