Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Musings

Let's start with a true confession.

I need to stop holiday shopping for myself. What's that about? I apparently am obsessed with kitchenware. My new desire:
All Clad, Ceramic Baking Rectangle with ... serving trivet. I used Mrs. B's this weekend at the soccer team brunch and I was a new shade of green, ha! I haven't bought it, yet.

I finished A Red Herring without Mustard and I have to say, I'm looking forward to reading the next Flavia de Luce mystery, however I'm hoarding a few holiday themed mysteries, well for the holidays!

Next though on the reading list is Wonder. A multiple narrator story about being different (the boy has a facial deformity). The Man Friend and The Kid are waiting for me to finish it, since I bought and recommended they all read it before I did. I will attempt to provide a family review by the end of the month.

The Clapotis is the only thing I can knit right now. I'm sort of obsessed with it when I have time to rub two sticks together. It's times like these where you really just have to go with the mojo, not worry about "those other things" you've been meaning to knit ...

Which reminds me, I'm going to knit our 5th grade teacher a Misti Chunky alpaca Gaptastic cowl. I will have it done by the end of term. I swears it!!

Speaking of Cowls have you seen Lolly Knit's lovely Hunger Games: Catching Fire inspired Katniss Cowl? I think it's beautiful and would make a great gift, as well.

Ha! While I went to link to Lolly Knits, I see she's offering up a customized cowl for a shout out. However I just want to send her some props, and I will knit it myself and support her designs if I can get to it this winter. But enter her giveaway for a handmade gift for you or a pal!

Presentation / project review after lunch today. I wish I was going in to talk about knitting my Clapotis ;)


  1. I love how you write. I love how you keep it real, Mama.
    Yes, yes...if the mojo has you jamming then keep on that track. Who are we to judge?
    That sounds like a great teachable book for fifth grade. I like how your whole ohana will read it. It'll be interesting to read a family review.
    I wish I could Xmas shop for myself. That is so easy and so much more fun. I'll have to settle for making out my wish list.

  2. Sometimes I think we must be related. I too keep holiday shopping for myself. Won't all the others be surprised?? ;-)

  3. Nothing wrong with holiday shopping for yourself - wrap it, slap a tag on it with "from Secret Santa," and you are good to go! ;oD

  4. Haha. You are not alone!!! I end up shopping for me too because I dislike shopping so much at stores, that I get it ALL done there.
    At least you found something wonderful !!!

    Go Clapotis go

  5. I just finished what I think is the most recent Flavia DeLuce book...OMG....I wanted to download the next one IMMEDIATELY!!! (I don't care if these are YA books....I love them!)

  6. I can understand you Clopotis obsession, they are beautiful. I was at a workshop this past weekend, and frankly all I could think about was my knitting. I wish there had bee 100 people there and I would have pulled it out, but there was only 20 and it seemed rude.