Anticipating… one more overseas departure. Maddy will be heading to New Zealand next month for a 9-month live/work adventure… emphasis on living, playing, and doing! I am so excited for her.
Itching… (still) to clean up my workroom and make progress on something… anything!
Knitting… I finished re-knitting the sleeves of Gin's Elwood sweater and they are so much better! Attention will now turn to LOLA.
Kvetching… about car/engine repairs. Bleh.
Looking forward to… Deconstructed Collage Workshop on Saturday morning. Artist Mel Kolstad will be just finishing a week-long residency at Standard Projects — it's been fun to follow along. She is refreshed, renewed, inspired, and it ought to be a fun workshop.
Planning… a bit of travel myself. Not yet to Spain, nor to New Zealand (sadly, I doubt I'll make it to NZ at all due to time and expense… mostly time). It'll be a bit closer to home — familiar, comfortable, restorative. More later.
Reading… I'm still reading (closing in on) All The Light We Cannot See.
I haven't had a chance yet to choose a new Audible book. I must make time for that this afternoon.
Sewing (mending)… I finally did a little Sashiko stitching! I'd recently re-over-dyed a couple pairs of Rusty's faded shorts to a much darker indigo and discovered a couple of small holes — it seemed like a nice sized repair to begin with. It was cool to unfold the hank of thread, cut it, braid it, and draw out my working thread. My patching & stitching could have been better; because it's so small, I might call a re-do!
Watching… We recorded and watched some of the Olympics. It was fun for me to see a few familiar glimpses of Rio — Copacabana, Ipanema, Dois Irmaos, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Steps — including a little ad-segment about Cafeina! I deleted plenty of unwatched episodes on Monday, though… I'm just never gonna watch those now that it's over.
We've currently queued up STRANGER THINGS and it's as amazing as all those friends' posts on FB have recently led me to believe!
Wondering… What's up with you right now!?