Thursday, June 28, 2012


Wow!  This has been a week of many accomplishments and finished projects.  I'm not sure what came over me, but I was a busy little Willow and crossed several things on my summer to-do list. Not to worry.  I know this will pass.  Maybe it's knowing that we will be off and flying again on the weekend which spurred me to action.  I am thankful for a productive week.  Frankly, I needed one since I've been rather lazy so far this summer.

1.  In clearing off a section of my kitchen counter (that nemesis is constantly recluttering itself), I found some cards I hadn't sent off to various people for various occasions.  So I sat down and wrote those notes and mailed them.  Wedding: check.  RSVP: check.  Graduations: check.  Email reply to handwritten note: check.  Typed reply to handwritten note: check.  Oh, it felt so fantastic to finally finish those letters!

2.  Two knitting projects off the needles.  Here is one of them.  A sweater for our Little R so he has a sweater knitted by Meema, too.

Red Heart Soft yarn.  Size 8 needles.
Oh Handsome Winter Sweater, size 3
Pattern by

And I even mailed it!

3.  I completed a couple of gardening projects.  I repotted some root bound plants and in the process cleaned up my little potting area.

4. In the middle of the week, I decided to set a goal for myself to weave at least 1 inch of weft on my loom every day. Here is the weaving I did--about 3 inches. 

5. No week would be complete without a couple of great quotes:

"The richest person is not one who has the most, but one who needs the least. Are you content with what you have?" (from someone's facebook page)

"This year I'm letting the Joneses keep up with me!"  (The Professor)

So this has been Willow's Week--so very productive!  What did you accomplish this week?

Thanks to Susanne for her faithful leadership in hosting Friday Fave Five where I've added my Fave list for this week.


nikkipolani said...

Oooh, I like that very well -- "one who needs the least." Very apt in my current purge project. I see you have been keeping busy here at the beginning of your summer vacations!

Tracy said...

LOVELY knitting, Willow... that sweater is just gorgeous! I love the colors! The shawl color is so elegant. You weaving is fun to see. I've not tried weaving before. This week has been a good week with lots done and some items on the to-do list crossed too. ;o) It's raining torrential here today, and a wet weekend on tap, so more items on the to-do may get done...LOL! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Kathie said...

Wow - you must feel good! I love when I have a week like that. Although, after a busy year teaching a little summer relaxation would be good for you too :)

Love the sweater - knitted with love and prayers I'm sure. Little R will be wrapped in a hug when he wears it.

Love the Professor's perspective :)

Happy weekend Willlow

roxie said...

What a fun little sweater! And what a great week. Finishing up feels so good.

ellen b. said...

You have been busy. It's always feels so good to send off all those things that are crowding your counter! :)
Have a great weekend!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Love the sweater...and the weaving! Crossing things off the list is the best feeling.

And the Professor's quote is my favorite!!

Barbara H. said...

Such a good feeling to get things done! You've had a great week!

It takes me forever these days to return correspondence, and when I do it is usually like that: taking care of a bunch art once.

The sweater is cute! What are you making with the weaving?

Dorothy said...

Love that sweater, Willow!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hi Willow. Isn't it great to get loose ends tidied up, knitted up, mailed out and off the counter. You have certainly accomplished a lot this week. That sweater is very handsome and so will R be in it!

Julene said...

What a good week! Love the sweater!!

Susanne said...

My you've accomplished alot on your days off.

Love both of those quotes.

snoopydogknits said...

Hello there! That's a very sweet little sweater, that keep a very lucky person snuggly and warm. I loved to see the weaving. I wonder what it will be ? Have a good week. Ros

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, love that sweater! I wouldn't mind one like that myself and that colour is wonderful.

Barbara said...

Great knitting as usual and wonder what you are weaving.

Bethany said...

The sweater is wonderful and I'm so excited to see your weaving! I hope you're enjoying it. Thanks for sharing those quotes. I'm trying to make them a personal motto.