Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Decisions and Changes

Wow. Apparently, I am addicted to baby sweaters. Despite finishing two and having two more to finish up, I am very interested in knitting this one as my next project. Or this one. Or maybe even this one. Or maybe I should try a sweater for me? No, I don't think so, unless it's a lightweight cardigan, maybe with 3/4 sleeves.

Steve and I spent the weekend moving furniture around in our house. We bought a bookcase for the living room/library and a small, white cabinet to use in the sunroom for our television. These two purchases caused us to have to move something in and out of just about every room in the house! But that's okay, I like mixing things up every now and then anyway, don't you? It gives a different energy to the same old stuff. Not that I mind old stuff, on the contrary, they are usually my favorite things. I absolutely love old dishes and linens for some reason. Steve thinks it's because I long for a simpler time, but who really knows. I also was able to sell our old entertainment armoire by putting it out on the curb with a $25 for sale sign.

Because of all this moving stuff into new places, we both have had to rearrange some of our books, which is a lot of fun for us. I find books I've forgotten about and come up with new reading priorities. I even offloaded some knitting books by using a Ravelry de-stash forum after all the reshelving. Right now I'm reading the book, The Dirty Life, which is a memoir about living the rural, farming life. It's good in that she doesn't gloss over the difficulties. I also read Mennonite in a Little Black Dress this weekend and was surprised by how thoughtful it was. Both of these books were part of my Friday afternoon thrift store haul. Between moving stuff and the reading, about the only knitting time I had was at my niece's college graduation and the time watching Sherlock on Masterpiece Theatre, but it was better than nothing. What did you do this weekend?




  1. I am not clicking on what I'm sure are cute little patterns. If I do, I know I will cast one on. I have to live with never knowing what you have up there. I'm just grateful you didn't post photos!

    I went out with my Bestie on Saturday. We ate Mexican and drank way too much Sangria!

    1. Hahaha! Wish I could have joined the party, I know it was a good one!

  2. A couple of things:

    1. Baby knitting is the best. I am working on this one:

    2. How awesome is the new Sherlock Holmes? If you like it, you might also like the BBC show, Luther. It's got a similar vibe. :)


  3. Baby knits are small and quick. Gotta like that!