Yarn Along :: keeping things simple

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With the turn of the new year, and as I ready and wait for baby, I’m craving simplicity.  I want (and need) for things to be slow, simple, and easy.  My body is working very hard these days (38 weeks, whoa!), and my mind gets tired fast.  I need simple forms of entertainment and activity so I don’t get completely overwhelmed with all the changes that are coming!  This can be seen in my current knitting a reading : small projects, easy reads.

Knitting: Zuzu’s Petals in Freia Ombre Sport for the Stash Winter knit-along (join in on Ravelry here). Such a fun pattern, this is my second!

Reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

My opinion isn’t fully formed on either of these books quite yet.  I will say I’m finding the tidying book inspiring if not a bit severe. But I do love her bottom line: keep only what sparks joy.  It definitely pairs well with the mindset of a nesting pregnant lady! I have already used her method to reduce and organize my clothes with success.  The novel is a fun candy bar read, perfect for where my mind is at right now.  It’s going fast, and I’m enjoying the characters and setting for what they are.

What’s on your needles and on on your nightstand this week? 

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5 thoughts on “Yarn Along :: keeping things simple

  1. That is a beautiful pattern… I’m a very VERY beginner so dishcloths and scarf are on my needles. But I plan on getting much better by the end of this year! 🙂

  2. I just looked into Marie Kondo’s book… that might be the read for us. We vowed a 50% decrease of our possessions last year and failed. Why? We got stuck at around 35%… Maybe a change of method would do the trick. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Ive been keeping socks at my bedside. My four month old has no predictable sleep pattern so therefore neither do I, lol. I can’t handle complicated right now either!

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