There's something in the air, don't you think? Maybe it's the turning of the calendar page to March (happily leaving February behind), or the tapping of the trees, the arrival of our garden seeds, and all the other signs of a coming season that are adding excitement to the days right now. I know, I know....I must be careful, for Winter is not done with us, surely. And it's been such a mild one that I hardly feel like complaining about the winter. But still...there's something in the air and it's lovely. A few entirely random but very good things I am incredibly excited about this Friday morning:
I got the call from our fiber mill that my fiber is almost ready for pick up. That is most certainly exciting, and motivating me to keep on spinning to clear out some of the last round of fiber I still have in my studio. I finished spinning the yarn for the sweater I needed, and am back to prepared roving and enjoying that ease so much. This is Scarlett, almost black, and I can't wait to see it as yarn. And as a finished knit! For now though, I'm enjoying the spinning and feeling good about what I'm seeing on that bobbin. I spent some time this week watching the Craftsy course with Amy King. It was so helpful to me in essentially starting from the beginning and understanding what it is I'm doing, not to mention all the tips for improving it. I highly recommend it if you're in the same position.
I have a very special date this weekend, with my two older boys to a masquerade ball fundraiser. Besides enjoying their company, I'm pretty excited to play dress up with them, kind of sort of just like the old days when they were little, though only with the help of heels will I stand a chance of being taller than one of them. Oh, time!
I picked this book up this week, grabbing it off the shelf in the bookstore as I didn't even have time to look inside the pages. Knowing it was Alice Waters, I was sure it would be amazing. But I am loving it even more than I anticipated. I have so many pages marked to try that I'm thinking I might as well just start at the beginning and try making everything. That could be fun. As she says in the introduction, "A familiar pantry is like being surrounded by friends who won't let you down, within instant reach." Yes!
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Friends, I wish you a most wonderful weekend ahead, full of your own good things!