This is how you start a great week


Yesterday, I came home to find my birthday present from Rusty… exactly 5 months to-the-day later!! Pre-ordered back in late October, I have been patiently awaiting — and recently stalking via USPS Tracking — the arrival of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns!!

Natalie Chanin will be giving a lecture + book signing later this month at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and I've been trying to figure out a way to go! At 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night, it pretty much means an extra day off of work and an overnighter. So tempted…

Also in yesterday's mail was my first-ever order from Three Irish Girls – I fell hard last month for A Hundred Thousand Welcomes. No plan yet.


I was at the coffee shop this morning, as I am every morning, when my phone rang. The upshot of that call is that I had an extra hour before needing to be at work, so I took a seat at the back and had a nice hour of knitting and listening to the hubbub. The mostly all-male kaffeklatsch/welcoming committee that occupies the front everyday had a lot to say to each other about basketball this morning! And, indeed, it's a bittersweet morning. The Wisconsin Badgers didn't win the NCAA title this year, but they had an amazing run and even I (not a basketball fan) have been riveted by them during March Madness.

8 thoughts on “This is how you start a great week

  1. I enjoyed the basketball game and I have never before watch the NCAA games. It felt an affinity to the boys in red because of you. Your intarsia is looking great. I can’t wait to see what you’re making for that cute boy. I had some fun reading my new AC book last night. I can’t bring myself to open the notebook or sharpen the pencil. It’s such a dear package!

  2. So excited about The Book (but you already know that!). Sorry about the basketball outcome; they were pretty darn awesome and made for an exciting March Madness! (I am All About that wrap skirt. Want. It. Now.)

  3. I was rooting for Wisconsin, too (but don’t tell Marc…he’s ACC all the way!) Hope the rest of your week is living up to Monday’s promise!

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