31 Days - knitting and reading

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I have to admit, this whole self-care thing has been a bit of a struggle this month, but one thing that I seem to be doing better at is knitting!

I have been in such a knitting funk for so long, there was never any time, it seemed, where I could knit more than two rows at once.  But, the stars have been aligning at least a couple times a week, and I have had some dedicated time to do my knitting.  It has been really nice to have the needles going again, especially since I am knitting something for myself, also something that doesn't happen often!

Even with more time to knit, the speed of my actual knitting has not increased, so it doesn't appear that I have made much progress in the past week on this runner, but I am still enjoying the pattern, and I think it is turning out really nicely.

As far as reading goes, last week I got my second official POPSUGAR Must Have subscription box.  The POPSUGAR box is a monthly subscription that contains 5-7 lifestyle geared items, and it is a real treat for me.  This month, Mindy Kaling's new book Why Not Me?  It is a collection of short stories, so perfect for when I don't have a huge amount of time to sit and read a novel.  I have heard several people say that her audio books are really great to listen to, and so I think I might see if I can get it on audio.

If you are interested in seeing the rest of what was included  in my October POPSUGAR Must Have box, you can watch the video below.

What are you working on this week?  


  1. I do think your runner is very pretty Heather and I am glad to hear you are enjoying the pattern. Knitting shouldn't be stressful, it's a zen thing so just enjoy what time you do have with your projects. Everything has a season and right now yours is busy, there will be plenty of time in the future to knit for hours, for now just enjoy your babies. XO

  2. I love this runner - the color is so beautiful! I love your PopSugar videos and this box is fun! ) Now relax and put your feet up...or at least, a toe? ;)

  3. I want to order some sort of surprise box and this is in the running now! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Darling runner! What a pretty pattern. I should look into Mindy kaling, I bet I would enjoy her books.

  5. Self care is something I struggle with (I would guess most moms struggle with it???), but you are inspiring me to make time for it! Wishing you some very happy knitting time! :)

  6. gorgeous green yarn and I love that stitch pattern!!


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