Snowy crafting.

Snow in my backyard.

Yes, we did get snow yesterday. As much as I’ve complained about winter over the years, I do enjoy it. I enjoy brisk winter mornings and seeing my breath as I walk outside. I love seeing snow falling as I sit indoors drinking tea. I don’t love clearing off my car or driving in snowy weather, but what I love overshadows what I don’t love.

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I spent a cozy evening crafting and watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I’m pretty much the last person in the world to watch this show, and though I’m only in the first season, I’m digging it so far. The theme song kind of gets on my nerves but I like the characters. It’s also great that the show takes place in New England! I’ve read about people complaining about the characters talking too fast but yeah, I’m totally used to that. I talk kind of fast on occasion as well.

Christmas stocking progress

I made some progress on my Christmas stocking, but I’m ripping back the red part of the toe. The foot’s a smidge too short for my liking, so I’ll repeat the pattern a bit before trying again. I’m so close to being done with this and I can’t wait to block it. Colorwork’s not my strong suit so I’m hoping a good soak and block will even out my stitches.

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I’m enjoying these quiet evenings by myself. I don’t usually like being alone and I greatly prefer being in the company of others, but I find I create more when I’m by myself. I’m grateful for the time I have to make things and I’m happy I’m becoming more comfortable on my own.

Crafty weekend.

This past weekend was excellent. Much like last Saturday, I spent this Saturday in New Hampshire with some of my knitting friends. I hadn’t seen a couple of them since 2014! We ate delicious food, caught up on our lives, and crafted all the things. I got home just after 9pm and I spent the rest of my evening knitting some more. A crafty weekend is the best kind of weekend.

Knitting myself a Christmas stocking!

I love colorwork.

I’ve spent most of my weekend knitting this project, the Falling Snow Stocking by Jennifer Hoel. I had initially started a different stocking, but the pattern called for sport weight yarn and I bought worsted, so the stocking was way too big. Nope. This one’s a much better size so far. I don’t have anything going tonight, and since we received a few inches of snow today, I’m hoping to finish this bad boy!

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I’m not really feeling Reverb this year. A lot of the questions are similar to ones I answered last year, and I really don’t want to repeat myself. Maybe I’ll try writing about what I craft each day, because yeah, I do craft all the time. I make more things at this point in my life than I’ve ever made before, and that makes me so happy.

Here’s a sneak peak at the other thing I worked on this past weekend:

Guess what these will be!

This is a craft I haven’t done in a long, long time, and I’m so excited I pulled out my tools this weekend! These will be for my NH knitting group’s swap in a couple weeks and I’m looking forward to seeing my friends again. I have been to NH so many times this month, but since I’m seeing friends, I don’t mind!

Sunday was filled with some of my favorite things — tea, knitting, podcasts/vlogs, and Christmas music. I felt so productive and creating makes me so happy. There’s not enough hours in the day for all the things I want to do, I swear! Hopefully tonight I create even more. I also need to wrap presents and I hope to make that creative, too. I love living a creative life.

Contented weekend / Reverb 16

A day in the life.  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays can be busy days and they can also be lazy recovery days.  Tell us about yours (or your plans for a day this weekend) from top to bottom.

What my couch looks like on the weekend.

My weekend plans tend to be up and down. Sometimes I’m busy, sometimes I spend the weekend in my apartment knitting and drinking tea. I need a balance of going out and staying home to be content. This past weekend was a good example of what I mean.

Last Saturday, I drove up to New Hampshire to knit with a couple of my friends! I left my apartment at 8am and arrived just before 11, and I pulled up a chair, pulled out my knitting, and chatted while we listened to Christmas music and crafted. It was pretty great.

After knitting, I drove down to Portsmouth and saw a couple other friends. I got beers with one friend of mine and then got pizza with another friend. I left Portsmouth at 10:30 and arrived back home at 1am. Late nights are so not my thing anymore, but I’ll do them every once in awhile. Seeing friends is the best.

By contrast, Sunday was pretty low key. I lazed around at home, knit, and drank lots of tea.  I wrote in my journal and burned a Christmas candle. My Sunday differed so much from my Saturday, but that’s my favorite kind of weekend. I like time spent with friends and time spent by myself. I feel my best when I get to do both.

(Man, I need to make the time to write these blog posts! Hopefully this coming weekend I’ll get some writing done!)