I actually made it to the end of this week with most of my to-do list done. I can’t remember the last time that happened, but I know it was last year. I also know the bright blue sunny skies and warmer than usual (y’all it was 66 degrees here this afternoon!) temperatures had a lot to do with it. It all feels like cause for celebration … and being present.
Thinking about … reading projects. Yesterday afternoon I watched the Modern Mrs Darcy bookclub class I missed on February 1 “Hallmarks of a Great Book Project”. My sister and I chatted about the class and potential projects this week … she is firmly “nope!” and I thought I was too, but now I’m reconsidering. One of the project categories was “actually reading books”. and I realized that I do have two projects already in progress – reading Louise Erdrich’s backlist and reading a carefully curated Bibliobrunch shelf. I love the idea of being a completist about an author. I read all of Claire Fuller last year and loved it. I committed to Sarah Winman last year and still have two books to read. and I think I’m going to try Maggie O’Farrell this year. I also want to read the short lists for the Aspen Prize, Women’s Prize, Booker Prize, and NBA Fiction Prize.
Grateful for … finding balance. literally – my mom finished her PT this week and “passed with flying colors” (her therapist’s words) – and figuratively – that would be me.
Inspired by … a new knitting pattern from PetiteKnit – did y’all see this?! (Ravelry link) – to start thinking about warm(er) weather knits. I think this would be a perfect seasonal transition piece in favorite Holst Garn Coast held double … the only thing holding me back is choosing a color!
Finished (finally) … Musselburgh AND Revival … if all works as it should, you can click the images below and see their Ravelry pages.
and you can bet I’m looking forward to sharing that glorious WIP up above in a future (not too far away!) post … I have had the best time knitting it!
What are you looking forward to this weekend? (and do you DO reading projects?)