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Three things: Recently

Three things: Recently

Book with tissue paper flower (made by BK)
  1. Reading: Last night I stayed up waaaaaay too late reading a book. And the kicker is I still quit at only 88%, according to my Kindle. So many questions unanswered! There was just no way to stay up any later and make it to work this morning. (I was reading “How the light gets in” by Louise Penny.)
  2. Dreaming: I also fell down the rabbit hole last night when I came across these amazing advent calendars on Etsy. I looooove them. I am so tempted to scrap my knitted countdown (whatever holiday that ends up being for) and just make a ton of these. I initially saw the reindeer one, but BK said she really liked the snow globe one, and after reading about it, I like the snow globe one, too – because a lot of the days use pre-made pom poms! I’ve almost even convinced myself I could pull off the snow globe one before December 1 (yikes! my delusion is strong). Regardless, I would also love to make the birthday one (what a fun idea!) and maybe just the ornaments that go on the Halloween one. She also has a free heart pattern you can sign up for, and I’m tempted to scrap all the little knitted ones and make 14 hearts for Valentine’s Day. But then again, BK has been after me to knit this little superhero girl.  So that one will have to get done one way or the other.
  3. Planning: to knit this Peanut vest for a dear friend’s little boy. This pattern is so darling, and am looking forward to purchasing some yarn for it this weekend!

3 comments found

  1. Uh oh. I really didn’t need to see the Advent calendars, lol.

    I love Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books. I recently even bought a necklace with Three Pines on it!

  2. LOVE the idea of using premade pompoms for an advent calendar. I’ve been saying for years that I was going to make one with little knitted things but…. As for reading, I was laughing at myself last night. I closed my Kindle book at 95% last night. At 95%, I probably only have 1 more page to go but I kept catching myself nodding off.

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