I Have Work To Do

It appears I am up to my neck in projects these days…

I had a wonderful 4th of July! I devoted the day to just lazing around with my family. We ate good food. I fixed the sides while hubby broiled the guys some steaks that looked like they came out of the Flintstones, lol! Hubby and I spent some quality time. A very good day indeed!

Because her school was closed today, I spent a good part of it home with the Girl Child…

So I got to spin a little.

Knit a little.

And what’s this?

Reading? Yup. That too. 🙂

Before I get to that…I need to backtrack a bit…

One good thing about my knitting is that I can take it with me to make up for lost time.

I love using electronic versions of patterns to get them done while on-the-go. I can dump them into my Evernote App, or use a downloaded knitting book for patterns. As you can see, I am using an electronic device to knit the Knitty Branching Out pattern. It’s so convenient!

Now, a couple days ago I downloaded a Melanie Falick book to my device. If you don’t know who Melanie Falick is, your knitting book library may be suffering. If you have been here before, you know how I waited endlessly for electronic versions of her books. One of my favorites of all time is a Melanie Falick book. Can you tell why? 😉 It just seems any book I have purchased that is connected to her has beautiful photos, great patterns and huge personality! If you’re interested, Ms. Falick has recently partnered with Open Road Media and her ebooks are on sale until July 10! Starting at $4.99, that is a steal! You may also want to check out Open Road Media’s blog during their Summer Knitting Initiative for free patterns, summer recipes, and knitting playlist fun. Summer is sounding good, huh?

This book I recently downloaded, A KNITTER’S HOME COMPANION is slightly different than what I am used to with her books because it is a collection of stories, recipes and patterns by a knitter. So far, I have read a couple little anecdotes about knitting and being a newlywed and new mother. I have seen a recipe for cupcakes and a pattern for a baby blanket. So far, I like it. It’s like a chat with another knitter friend. I can take a break from my projects and curl up with this book and a cup of tea. Very cozy. 🙂

Let’s see….The jobs. The home. The projects. The books.

It appears I have enough to keep me busy for a minute or two longer. 😉


  1. When I read your posts, they make me want to knit. Anything. I even ventured out to grab a couple of skeins of yarn and start a tubular scarf of sorts. I wasn’t feeling it or it was feeling me, so I put it down and now perhaps I will frog it. When things like that happen and I can’t find my mojo, I know it’s not time yet because forcing it will only lead to frustration. That’s why I love reading about what you’re doing. I can knit vicariously through your posts until it’s my turn. 🙂

    • weekend knitter says:

      Libby, what a nice thing to say! 🙂 You are up really late, lol!!

      As long as you’re keeping busy at doing something crafty, it’s all good though, right? It comes back around in its time. Old habits, die hard. 🙂

  2. Too funny. I’m blogging about apps for the next few days, then I come to your site. 😎 Great minds!

  3. The little red thing looks like a fingerless mitten to me – it is similar to those I have knit for Little M recently. Hooray! 😀

    I love your lave scarf, too – I haven’t been brave enough to tackle it yet, to be honest. 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend!


    • You know, I thought about detouring to some mitts, but I have knit more of those in the last year than socks. So, I’m going to keep these as socks. Almost finished the first one and then I get to start the other! It’s getting exciting now! Two pairs of socks for me…it’s going to snow!

      Lace is great…once it is finished. 🙂

  4. I love how that lace pattern is coming along in those colours. stunning. and beautiful photos too!

  5. Sounds like a great way to spend a day. I am going to look up those e-books you mentioned. Thanks for the tip!

    • I love knitting ebooks! Nothing like having your patterns to go when you are on-the-go so much. If you choose one, I hope you post about it. I want to see how you like them.

  6. Oooo, all kinds of neat things in here to check out. Thanks Stacey! Your scarf is looking soooooo good. I love how you stay busy 🙂

  7. Thanks for your kind words. I’m really glad you enjoy my books. I hope you are continuing to enjoy the stories, etc., in A Knitter’s Home Companion.

    • Hi Ms. Falick! Your books are great! This author’s recollections are so moving. And I can relate to many of the stories. My heart nearly broke when she wrote that she had lost the green car coat she inherited from her mother. But, I was glad to see she found a way to memorialize it. Really good read. 🙂

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