Weekends are Most Needed

This back to work thing has really, really made me appreciate my time at home on the weekend. My husband went out of town and I had the house to myself. I swept, mopped, dusted, vacuumed, laundered, cooked, drank tasty beer, and of course, knit a good bit while watching the Cardinals play baseball!

I’m sure you’d all love to see my cleaner house, but I’ll spare you. I’m sure you can look at your own lovely homes and see the freshly swept floors and the stacks of freshly laundered towels…but what you can’t see is my lovely projects.


This is all the yarn I have left…last time we spoke, I was still trying to bind off my Catkin shawl. Fantastic news! I’ve finished it, but I’m trying to decide if I should save it for this coming Friday so I actually have something to show for myself. I believe I will wait πŸ™‚

So since I did finish something, I felt like I could start something new…or maybe a few new things πŸ™‚


I’ve been dying to knit Stephen West’s Daybreak since I participated in a swap last summer. During that swap, I received the most beautiful Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace Yarns. It’s in these beautiful muted purples, blues, and greens with long color changes…I just know that it will look fantastic in the Daybreak pattern. I’ve held off this long to cast on and I can’t wait any longer!

And I may have wound up some yarn for this lovely Passe-partout in some Manos Silk Blend. The golden color, 300x, has been in my stash from 2012 when I visited my friend Brenna in Tuscon and picked it up at The Tuscon Yarn Company…and the soft gray is Dove I picked up yesterday at Knitorious…I’ve been keeping an eye out for about a year for the perfect shade to complement my golden yellow since I didn’t feel I had enough yardage to really make a big enough piece to wear. When I stumbled upon the Dove, I knew it had to come home with me.


Anyway, here’s to a wonderful week ahead full of work, volleyball, and (hopefully) lots of knitting! Any new plans you have for knitting?


13 thoughts on “Weekends are Most Needed

  1. There is nothing quite as nice as a clean house! I love having someone else do it, but I have to admit that I feel like no one does it as well as I do!

    Casting off is another really nice feeling. I love the yarns you have for your new projects!

    1. Oh the luxury of walking into a clean house you didn’t labor over! Such a wonderful feeling…maybe one day!! And thank you!! I’m really looking forward to starting fresh new things!

  2. A finished project really is one of the most motivating things, isn’t it? Your new shawls are going to be awesome, I love the gold and dove! Can’t wait to see your recently finished shawl on Friday πŸ˜€

    1. I like a nice slow clean… Only problem is that when you finish everything it feels like it’s time to start cleaning again πŸ™‚ looking forward to seeing your hat progress!!

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