Hello friends and Happy Friday! It feels like this was the first “regular” week in … weeks. and it feels good to be here at its end (also, as I was typing those words the sun came out for the first time in a while – the west-facing window by my desk almost never casts a glare on my laptop screen! – and that
feels felt so good, too! … yep, it was short-lived.)
Thinking about … reading a bit of backlist before a few anticipated 2023 releases. Colson Whitehead has a new book coming out in July, and Rebecca Makkai has one next month. I also have Caleb Azumah Nelson’s Open Water on hold (his new one releases in May), and I’m pondering another one of Zadie Smith’s before her early September release. I’ve read and loved On Beauty and Intimations; suggestions welcome!
Grateful for … my neighborhood bookclub (last night) and fun discussions about the decade (!!!) we’ve lived here together (and about Lessons in Chemistry). an engaging meeting with my local Moms Demand Action group and positive feedback on my elevator speech. cozy spaces. walking with Marc & Lucy in the morning.
Inspired by … progress on Cliffhanger’s sleeve #2 to revisit the nearly finished B(l)ack to Life. and maybe!?! inspired to also update Ravelry … yikes, neither of these projects is there yet! Cliffhanger is the test knit I’m doing for Heidi Kirrmaier; I should finish it this weekend. and B(l)ack to Life is a new design from Isabel Kraemer (I started it after Anke’s test knit in November). I finished the knitting and blocked it before I started Cliffhanger. now I need to add the embroidered flowers (in that pale pink by Lucy’s head).
Fun … Lucy is now five months old! I snapped these photos this morning during my workout. Lucy keeps me company in the gym and for the most part lets me do my thing (provided she has her toys to play with).
What are you T-G-I-F-ing this week?