Friday Favorites: Pie Wagon, Squad Mitts & Afterthought Buttons

There was a whole lotta pie love in the world yesterday, or at least on my Instagram feed. I host a Pi Day Social every year at the office and it is always so much fun. I baked my favorite go to Blueberry Almond Crumble. You can find my recipe here

Strawberry Rhubarb, Chocolate Cream & Cherry Pie

Squad Mitts & Shawl

I managed to finish all the WIP I mentioned in this post a couple weeks ago. I love the buttons on the shawl/poncho. They make the piece so versatile, that I may do this form now on and possibly retrofit some older wraps. The shawl was knit with Rowan Felted Tweed and the mitt with various sock yarn scraps.

MDK Squad Mitts and shawl with afterthought buttons

Watching & Knitting

  • Catastrophe Looking forward to watching the final season. This show is bawdy, hilarious, and smart.
  • Catching up on Girl Meets Farm, which might explain my new obsession with sprinkles.
  • Tin Star I find that I just can’t not watch this show, as far fetched and implausible as it is. The Canadian Rockies take my breath away.

Friday Favorites: Winterspring & the Simple Art of Not giving a Hoot

Texas Redbud, (Cercis canadensis var. texensis)

Winterspring

In my mind there are 6 different seasons in a calendar year. Winter, Winterspring, Spring, Summer, Summerfall, and Fall. I especially love the misty, froggy, blossomy time of winter just before Spring.

Reminds me of a Joke…

This Fresh Air podcast interview with Mary Pipher about why older women are happier than their mothers were at their age. I love when she shares about how she starts her day with a cup of coffee just watching the morning come alive outside. This reminds me of a long standing practice in our home. I don’t wake crabby, but I do wake up slowly… drinking coffee, watching the bird feeders and the morning light hit all the trees in our back yard. The second cup is often enjoyed outside. https://www.npr.org/2019/02/27/698620524/why-older-women-are-often-the-happiest-demographic-in-america

Oh, the joke?

What’s the difference between a woman in her twenties and a woman in her forties?

The woman in her twenties always wants to know what your thinking, the woman in her forties doesn’t care.

Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

Definition of the Week

These are by far my most favorite pencils of all time. I love the very black lines it makes and the flattened ferrule is cool because it is refillable. I don’t know about you but I always run out of eraser before I run out of ideas.

Palomino Blackwing pencils