Happy Friday my friends! Mid-November already. wow. I’ve got just over an hour to finish listening to The Lincoln Highway (Goodreads link), so if this post feels a little quick and dirty, please forgive me 🙂
Thinking about … my next sweater (Ravelry link)! Not that I’m anywhere close to finishing Shifty (or the other sweater I started – and apparently totally forgot to add to my Ravelry project page or share here?! – oops!) … but this is my Holiday Sweater and I’m so excited about maybe having places to wear a new Holiday Sweater, I couldn’t resist printing the pattern and starting a swatch. The red is the main color and the gray will be the contrast (similar to the pattern with a light contrast on a dark background). Stay tuned.
Grateful for … Holly. Girlfriend isn’t going to get her own post this month, but she’s been by my side these past few weeks for a physical (ugh fasting), a flu shot, a colonoscopy, a COVID booster, and a years overdue full-body scan at the dermatologist. Maybe I should just say Naps. and that’s one of Holly’s love languages.
My experience with last year’s long list informed my reading intentions for this year and introduced me to a new group of friends to read with … it was a game-changer! That said, I tend to commit to the short lists. But I’ve already read and found totally compelling!! – four of the long list … so it’s really reading 12 books (and some were already on my radar/hold list) in 14 weeks. I can manage that. and the Connection … it’s priceless.
Fun … I’m hosting a small gathering of friends-who-are-family Sunday afternoon. It’s been more than two years (!!!) and high time! I’m going to mix up a batch of spiced apple syrup, open a bottle (or two) of Prosecco to mix up a sparkling cocktail and say Cheers!!
What are you saying Cheers! to this weekend?