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March 4, 2016

rudi, two weeks old, and conversational snow
posted by soe 3:11 am

Hyacinths in Early March

Three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Rudi was asked to be the coach to accompany a team of regional athletes, including one of his, to Vermont next week to one of the Northeast championships. He’s worked hard, and his teenage skiers have, too, paying off with a good season for the group. I’m really proud of them, and it’s nice to see other people recognize and reward their success.

2. John & Nicole invited us to come meet their daughter, and while Rudi couldn’t join us because of work, I was delighted to head up and wander their neighborhood in the sunshine with our friends and their very cute baby, who has an awful lot of big opinions for one so small.

3. The sky is filled with gigantic snowflakes that are drifting down into our window well, but that, at least from this angle, don’t seem to be sticking to anything.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

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March 3, 2016

yarning along in early march
posted by soe 3:31 am

YarnMarch has arrived and with it comes Sock Madness, the annual foray I make into competitive knitting. The pattern dropped Monday evening (it was March already in Australia), but I sort of hemmed and hawed and put off starting until tonight. But now, Rudi has gone to bed (and with him Posey and Jeremiah) and I’m able to play the video showing the cast-on (a variation on one I already knew, but I didn’t realize that until I’d seen it) with only Corey to distract me. This particular sock calls for two contrasting sock yarns, so I’m hoping this pair of Ty-Dy Socks skeins will suffice.

(Also pictured are a cup of Darjeeling tea and the last of the cookies from my birthday.)

Yarning along in Early March

As usual, I have several books going at once. I’ve just begun the two pictured here — Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague and V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. I’m only a chapter into each, so I can’t offer an opinion of any significance yet, except to say I’m going to keep reading! I’m also just a chapter into Carola Dunn’s A Death at Wentwater Court, the first Daisy Dalrymple mystery, on my phone, since while I can read a paper book and knit at the same time, it’s definitely a slower process and is not conducive to advancing to the next round.

Other books that I’m still finishing up are Anne of Green Gables on audio and Barry Svrluga’s baseball book, The Grind.

Joining Ginny for the Yarn Along.

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