Happy Thanksgiving!: Unraveled Wednesday

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It’s the day before Thanksgiving but I’m already thinking of all the things I’m grateful for this year. Here are a few of them, in no particular order:

  • My husband retired from his job
  • We found our new home in a wonderful location that we both love
  • We successfully moved all our possessions clear across the country (OMG that was such a STRESSFULL experience)
  • Our sons are here with us! I can’t begin to express how much that means to me…
  • We are all healthy
  • And, personally, I wake up each day looking forward to whatever comes. Every day is full of fun things to learn and do.

I’m very thankful that life is so AWESOME!

Knitting Progress

This week’s knitting has been productive. I’ve put the Roan Highlands sweater on hold while I work on a gift project. The needle size is rather large so it’s easy to get a lot finished in an hour or two in the evenings. Not going to say what it is…yet…

The yarn is really nice, nicer than I thought it would be. It’s called Lima from Drops, and it’s dubbed as “Wool and alpaca for everyday”. I was looking primarily for an alpaca blend for the softness and drape, but I didn’t want the loose hair that happens with alpaca. So far this yarn isn’t shedding and I love that it has great stitch definition. It’s really nice to work with. If it washes and blocks well I think I’ll order more of it for other projects.

I’ve used two of the four colors that I ordered. These are the darker shades. I decided on neutral colors because I wasn’t sure what the recipient’s wardrobe colors were and thought soft shades of taupe, beige and ivory would go with nearly anything (I prefer them myself over grays and whites). I hope she’ll like the finished product!

Reading Progress

On the bookshelf are more books from LJBraun and MCBeaton. I’ve additional favorites waiting in the wings because we are about to head off on another trip next week and I don’t want to run out of reading material while I’m gone.

It would be easier if they were on my Kindle, but…secretly… I like having a physical book in my hands again. I’d forgotten how nice it is to actually turn pages, how easy it is to see where you are in the book. How cozy it is to sit with the book in my lap, my feet curled underneath, with my favorite lap blanket and a cup of hot chocolate. And how nice it is to read as much as I want for FREE, courtesy of the public library.

I don’t have much more to add today other than I’ve been working on the blog’s mood board. I can’t wait to see what it turns out like, but for now I’m just at the research stage: selecting images and colors and fonts that have the feel of what I’m thinking. What a fun project!

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a safe holiday with lots of tasty food, warm company and happy memories!

Tossing the ball over to Kat and the rest of the UW bloggers

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