Watching & Knitting: My Six Favorite Movies About Fall

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal “When Harry Met Sally”

Man oh man I love the first day of FALL! We actually woke up to a crisp morning and the full Harvest Moon still floating in the sky. Just a perfect morning drinking coffee outside with the dogs chatting it up with their friends next door. The first day of fall means longer nights and more watching & knitting. Extra time for gift knitting and classic fall movies make for the coziest of evenings.

On my needles right now… fall leaves bunting and loopy garland for some pop-ups this season. I’m searching for the perfect simple poncho pattern… not a folded rectangle, but one with a proper V neck.

I set out to list 5 movies, but could not leave any of these out as I love them all and watch them each and every year.

  1. Practical Magic Sister witches!
  2. The Wonder Boys Read this post
  3. When Harry Met Sally IMHO the very best romantic comedy ever!
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox I’ve made more than one person watch this. Wes Anderson’s retelling of Roald Dahl’s classic 1970 children’s novel is nothing short of brilliant. Foxes in underwear!
  5. Ordinary People I asked to go see this for my 16th birthday. I was a weird teenager.
  6. Election Reese Witherspoon is as fierce as Mathew Broderick is pathetic.

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Friday Favorites: waffle house, a piano, and a recipe

The folks at Bitter Southerner published a hardcover book of Micah’s photographs from inside Waffle Houses all over the South which first appeared on their website in 2019. Waffle House Vistas is currently sold out, but you can get on the list to be notified when avaialble.

Looking to get lost down another rabbit hole? Turn off your TV and log on to for a deep dive into Americana. Folkstream’s catalog includes documentaries of foodways, quilting, blacksmithing, music, and more.

If you’re looking for something to watch this weekend the Australian mini-series Upright is a fearless, hilarious, and sweet road trip across the Nullarbor with a down on his luck musician, a runaway, and a piano. I’m embarrassed to say it took me until the third episode to realize the title was about the piano. Available here.

I’m on a quest to try find the best one pot pasta dishes. Why can’t all recipes be this cute? Recipe link here

I would spend dusk in this glowing treehouse every day.

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Friday Favorites: Glenda Jackson, a fun Spotify game, and those mittens!

Glenda Jackson is simply fierce in the new PBS Masterpiece Theatre presentation of “Elizabeth is Missing“.

Those Mittens! I mean who could resist creating a meme out of Bernie Sanders photo from the inauguration? Even better is the story of those mittens and the woman who knit them.

One of my favorite things to do is to choose a song on my Sonos (or insert favorite subscription music service here) and listen to all the different versions. Two of my favorites are “Here Comes the Sun” and “This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)”

I think Nina Simone’s “Here Comes the Sun” my be favorite. Listen here

I saw this tea cozy on Instagram and immediately downloaded the Simply Crochet app for the pattern.

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