It’s been a weird week for me, as my smartphone completely died and took with it a LOT of photos that I hadn’t backed up. I mentioned it on my last post, but I’m really not over it. I’ve been writing a post all week that was supposed to go with photos that are now lost and I’ve been resisting retooling it, resisting letting go of those lost photos. Not just knitting photos … family photos, photos of the kids. But lesson learned- I will be backing up photos to the cloud as soon as I get a new phone! Guys, if you have a lot of cell phone videos or photos that are precious to you, please learn from my mistake and back them up.
On to some better news!
The winner of the amazing Berroco Yarn and pattern giveaway is…. Karyine!! Karyine, I’ll be in touch shortly to get your address!
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
If you enjoy precision typing, then this game is for you. It’s oddly addictive, so set aside some time if you are going to play!
Lately I’ve been having a hard time falling asleep at night. If you are struggling with falling asleep too, here’s 5 tips to help fall asleep faster. I’ve been implementing them for the last two nights, and it is working.
So…. Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is a bold new move for the Nobel prize – it’s never been awarded to a songwriter before. I’m not sure how I feel about it.
My Favourite Pins This Week
I’m not the biggest Halloween fan, but these jack-o-lantern style stuffed peppers are pretty freaking awesome! And key, if it wasn’t Halloween, you could just use the recipe and not carve a little face into the peppers. The stuffing? An amazing slow cooker shredded taco chicken and rice filling, easy-peasy and very delicious. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post can be found here.
Guys, you know what I’m like- if there’s fruit involved, then I’m confident it is a healthy treat. Even though there’s enough chocolate and caramel on this to pretty much nullify the nutrition… and so very seasonal! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
I love embroidery on sweaters, and this is a great tutorial on how to embroider a word or phrase on a sweater- either store bought or one you knit yourself, all with using the chain stitch. Pinterest link is here, and the original tutorial can be found here.
Feel like your pens or pencils are looking a little blah? Turn inexpensive pencils into something fresh and pretty by painting them. I love the tiny polka dots! Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
One of my favourite things about the cooler weather? I adore seeing dogs in sweaters. If it’s cold enough for you to wear a jacket, then the puppy needs one too! Presuming it’s a short hair, that is. I imagine huskies and other furry pups don’t quite need the same sweaters. Sadly I cannot find the original post, but here is the Pinterest link.
Have an amazing weekend, my friends! I think we are going to get a pumpkin. Or several pumpkins. I might spend the weekend looking at fun pumpkin decorating ideas, since I hate carving them – a very long time ago I volunteered at an art gallery that had a Halloween fundraiser, and one of my jobs was to carve over 40 pumpkins that lined the walkway leading up the gallery. It looked amazing, but I had an actual bruises on my palms from scraping the insides clean and carving them. Haven’t carved a pumpkin since. But I like the idea of painting them!