Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Glimpses

 Knitting happening here, rapidly in evenings.  I am churning out several pairs of Bon Bon Mittens from Tin Can Knits using Cascade 220 Paints but have made several strange mistakes so actually after all the frogging I have only completed one mitten.  I don't make mistakes like that all too often anymore, but I think it happens to the best so then it will certainly happen to me too.  I finished the first mitten and wove in the ends and everything, then knit the second one and when comparing it to the first realized I made at least one or two strange mistakes on the first and then frogged the whole first mitten.  I would have been more upset if it wasn't a toddler sized mitten that knit up in an evening or two.  

Not a lot of reading here but much podcast listening while doing Thanksgiving food preparations and Christmas preparations and cleaning in the afternoons while the girls have quiet time. I am listening to CraftLit (oh yay, CraftLit is back from hiatus!) with the book Herlandia,  as well as Dusted (a new podcast about Buffy, one of my all-time favorite shows), Never Not Knitting, Serial, and  Revive Our Hearts... Figuring out how to stream podcasts using the Stitcher app on my phone has been really fun this past week or two.  I don't get a lot of time to even poke around on the internet so finding a way to keep my mind engaged while doing housework.  I am still reading North! or Be Eaten a very little at a time (...still....), just picked up Cold Comfort Farm from the library but haven't started yet, and I will probably devour The Nesting Place when it arrives after Thanksgiving, which I bought for myself using birthday money.  I love Myquillyn's blog and have been wanting to read her book for months now.  

I recently won a giveaway over at Nourishing Days and received a copy of one of the Mama's Notebooks that I have seen reviewed and raved about on several blogs.  It came today and it is so lovely that I hardly want to start marking it up yet!  It has a single page for planning each week and a whole page opposite for notes and lists and such.  I have been using a yellow legal pad for all my life organization right now but I will relish transferring everything into this pretty spiral bound calendar+more.

Oh, and the recipe above is for Spinach Lasagna Rolls,  a Weight Watchers friendly recipe that allows me to get a pasta fix for fewer points and it is a fall and winter staple in our house!  Try it - I know you'll love it!

I am joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along as usual!  Won't you leave a comment so I can be sure to follow over and see your projects this week?


  1. What gorgeous photos! I know what you mean about the planner. I don't buy them as I know I will be too scared to write in them and mess them up!

  2. Such sweet pictures. And those little pigtails...oh, my heart! Would love to know your thoughts on Mama's Notebook after you have used it for some time. I haven't found my organizational thing yet. :)

  3. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Lovely photos!

  4. how exciting you won!! I love seeing who wins what, of course wishing it was me at times, but I've won at times and can't all the time right? Loved seeing your girls and your days full of life! Bummer about ripping out some of the mitts.