Sunday, February 3, 2019

Yopping Update #31 - Snow and Lace

It has been a very monogamous front in the knitting area this week.  I spent all my knitting time on my Lace Prairie shawl by Cheryl Oberle.  It is slowish going because I need to stop and count after every row to make sure I have the right number of stitches and more than once this week I had to tink back a few rows to find my errors.  I do love how it is turning out though:

This is being made from reclaimed wool from a half finished product I found at the free store.  I will just keep knitting until I run out of wool. 

Otherwise, the Marie Kondo thing is still going strong, and I managed my bookshelves, my papers and my teaching supplies.  The teaching supplies clean-up was two-edged because I am teaching four subjects later this month and I was looking for resources while I was re-organizing papers.  Win-Win.

Next up - sentimental things like pictures and birthday cards etc.  I think I am up for it. 

Last night the band my brother plays in, Doug and the Slugs, had their 40th anniversary show at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.  It was a blast and I danced all night long so my feet are a tad weary this morning (as are my quads).  I asked for a glass of wine at the venue and was told they only had CANS of wine.  What?

Actually it tasted pretty good, but then it should for the 15 dollar price tag!  (for 250 ml)

And then this morning we woke up to this:

Yup, our first snowfall since getting home from Croatia.  It will be a good day to knit and watch Netflix.  I will start more serious prep for teaching tomorrow. 

Oh, and I guess there is that football game to watch too.  I will have to send my hubby out for some snacks. 

So that is my week - Kondo, Knitting, Dancing and Snow.  And some facetime with my daughter and her daughter.  Sigh. 

It has been a good week. 

On a melancholic note I finally said goodbye to an article of clothing that has been my best friend for the past four years.  It was time.  He was raggedy in ALL the places, not warm anymore, and, well, it was just time. 

Still I will miss him.  (Burton is my maiden/middle name)

To follow other yoppers check out their adventures here.


  1. It sounds like this top sparked many years of joy, even though it’s finished it’s function.

  2. It sounds like a very good week. And while sad, saying thank you and good-bye to your worn-out favorite top seems a fitting end to a week of Kondo-ing. Looking forward to reading about your success with other sentimental items next week.

  3. Wow what a good week you had. Your knitting project is lovely. Well done for letting go of things. I need to do books next but I'm procrastinating. Snow is lovely if you can sit and just admire it in the warm lol. Have a good week.

  4. I like how the shawl is working out and it's been a good week for you, looking forward to seeing how the Kondoing of the sentimental items goes for you.

  5. I’m absolutely sure you enjoyed every last golden drop of that tinny Grigio . I know I would have.
    Paper multiplies while you’re not looking. I brought 6 books and already we need more shelves. Work notes, even more so. Especially if, like me, you’re anxious about it. I’tackled one batch today and wrangled it into one folder. Another pile still taunts me...

  6. What a wonderful week you have had. The snow photo is lovely. I love how quiet the world gets when the snow falls. It is amazing! So sorry Burton the Shirt is going away. He looks like an amazing companion. I really like the shawl you are making. It looks like something that would have been worn on the prairie.

  7. Oh it sounds like a lovely week has been had. The shawl is beautiful and it doesn't really matter if it takes you a while if you are enjoying it.

  8. Since that knit has some sentimental value, what about turning it into a pillow? Your brother sounds like a riot. What lovely, picturesque snow you woke up to.

    1. Oh and I tend to run away from lace. EVen eyelet lace is too much for me as I guess I dislike have to count every row for stitches. I don't know how I knitted that Afternoon Tea shawl for the teenager's 4th grade teacher back in the day. That was the biggest piece of lace I have ever knit.

  9. It sounds like quite the week. Good for you on the yarn score for your lace project! Glad the yarn will live proudly in a home.
    And I really love Stefanie's idea about making a pillow. I'd be tempted to craft a neck warmer of bolster pillow that you can enjoy while knitting. And if anyone tries to nab it, it's got your name on it!


Add your thoughts....join the conversation.