I saw this amazing sampler ages ago and told myself once a kit was put together I would buy it. Then I made a budget and decided I would be very, very smart about spending on craft things. (I have some ornaments I ordered last summer from Alicia’s shop that I still haven’t made.) Then Ginny had to go and host a stitch-a-long. I’m so torn. It’s adorable…but very, very, very intricate and involved and I don’t have babies who NEED an A-B-C sampler…but it’s adorable and I could stitch with other ladies too!
Off the Needles: Not a thing (which is another reason I’m trying really hard to not buy that super cute sampler). Though I am almost finished with Abram’s second sock. I was so worried about second sock syndrome (it’s a real problem) but I almost compete with myself on the second sock because I know how many more rows I need to go so I may forgo the whole two at a time thing.
On the Needles: Abram’s socks. A pretty shawl. The beginnings of a sweater for next fall.
Reading: I just finished reading We are Water by Wally Lamb. Eh. It’s awfully long. If you read it and figure out the whole symbolism of the sharks (Is it symbolism? He mentions it so often I feel like it must be, but I don’t get it.) could you let me know what he’s trying to say.
Watching: HBO NOW. The amount of happiness I felt at being able to watch the Game of Thrones premiere kind of terrifies me. I also watched last year’s season of GIRLS. My favorite season so far but there were some definite shield your eyes moments (especially in the first five minutes of the first episode). I’m ready for them to tie Nashville up with a little bow (I hear this is the last season), Revenge is kind of eh, and I can’t decide week to week if I want to keep watching Scandal. (Looking at my television list – and that’s not even all – makes me want to hang my head in shame. READ A BOOK, Kate!)
Other than that, I’m busy getting ready for Violet’s First Communion this weekend (I love seeing how excited she is about her faith) and watching this Northern Flicker aerate my yard. (Spending all that time off my foot has turned me into a regular bird watcher). I’m also working on some garden plans. I have no idea what I’m doing but I think it would be fun. Do you garden? Any references for veggies? I need something simple so I don’t get overwhelmed and decide against it.