It’s Not Even Friday

It kind of feels like it, though. I was happy to get to NYC and happier still to see my sister.  Still, I am looking forward to no travel for just a little while.

Gearing up for some airport knitting this afternoon in preparation for a full on creative explosion this weekend.  Summer shows are coming!  Happy Little Friday!



I’m home(ish) in Chicago for the next little while.  I love this city so much.  So happy to be back for a litle while.  See you next week!

Nice Guys …

finish last?  First?  Abandon the race all together?  It doesn’t matter to me.  Just be nice. It’s not always easy.  I struggle daily (hourly sometimes) to hold my tongue, to be better than my baser self and to be actively empathetic.

Here’s a book that might help.  Click here for the details.

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Happy BFP!  Hoping I find my camera this weekend so I can get after some photos of WIPs, UFOs and FOs for Make.Do.!


Coming Next Week

I like a good burger every now and then, but not enough to buy a cookbook produced by a burger joint.  Or, so I thought.  The story of how Shake Shack came to be is what’s hooked me.  I love this quote from the author:  “Success was accidental.  The idea was not.”  I think that’s a great way — if not entirely practical for everyone — to look at work. Plan for a great idea instead of planning for success.  I mean, the idea does have to BE REALLY GREAT, but if it is, success, it seems, would follow.

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(From the book’s page on  You can click here to pre-order a copy.)

Two At A Time

One for the pattern lover in me, this beauty from PurlSoho, combining pattern and ease (memorizing the repeats):

You can get the pattern for free, here.

And one for the gal who just wants to knit, via Petitstricots on Ravelry.  (See the pattern here, as simple as can be!)