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We got our revolution on at Indiana Bastille Day, a favorite Fortville event.Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to visit this space. Thanks for joining me! If you don't mind my tendency to ramble on about about life and knitting along with the occasional spilled cup of coffee or swear word, then this is the spot for you.
On the weekends I like to share what I'm reading, listening to, and a few fun pictures from the past week. So, lets get to the good stuff!
Find of the week - Walking Tacos. The Karma Kitchen food truck was at Indiana Bastille Day (yes, I know the irony of discovering walking tacos at a French themed event, ha ha) and Christopher bought me walking tacos. Holy wow! Where have these been all my life?
Also, the Karma Kitchen folks are awesome! The food was delicious (we might have gone back to their truck more than once during the day and they might have known the names of all of our children before we were through, ahem) and the folks who run it are kind, fun people. Indiana folks, if Karma Kitchen comes to your event, line up! You won't be sorry.
Books - I finished reading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. It took me sixty or so pages to get into this book, but once I fell into the story I didn't want to come out. Beautifully written. I cried at the end. This was the first book by this author I have read and I loved it. Weeks later and I still can't stop thinking about it.
Speaking of awesome, my friend Tsh and her family launched their travel blog. This homebody has totally been bitten by the travel bug ever since that brave weekend last October when Jillian and I went There and Back Again. Tsh and her influence are part of the reason that there are lots of maps and dreams and travel plans being made around here (and an extra pep in our step to pay off that debt and get out there!) Go check out The Art of Simple Travel here.
I'm going to pause a second here and talk about that There and Back Again post one more time just in case you missed it. Someone emailed me a while back and asked me how I knew that things were changing for me, when I could tell that I was making progress in my fight against depression. For me it was that trip back in October of last year. Travel might not be everyone's thing, it might not be what YOU need, but it was what I needed. It was the brave thing I needed to do to prove to myself that I could do it.
Podcast - This week during my listening time I caught up with one of my favorite podcasters (and an Indiana gal) The Fat Squirrel. Do you know about Amy Beth? She's kinda quirky, a little sassy, a great story teller, and definitely knows her knitting!
Pinterest - My most popular pin this week (by far!) was this one. You guys are in the mood for sweaters I guess. Me, too! This cool fall like weather is certainly helping encourage that, too. Pass the pumpkin spice and the chambray shirts, please. I think making tee shirt yarn would be really fun and I want to see if this works, too.
One quick Pinterest note: if you are reading here mainly because of the knitting content and you want to follow me on Pinterest, too but you don't want all of the other stuff I pin in your stream, you can just follow my Knitting board.
YouTube - I've been loving the tips shared on How Jen Does It's youTube channel recently. She put up two really helpful videos: one on avoiding waste when you purchase produce and one with freezer tips on the foods she freezes and how she freezes them.
I also discovered a new to me YouTuber, MakeupTIA. I really appreciate the calm, soothing tone these videos have and I have found some new things I'd like to try. It's more than just makeup, Ashley also shares some of her favorite food, fashion, and natural body care picks. The most recent video I watched showcased her Summer Essentials.
Ravelry and Knitting - I'm working on sharing with you a big post of all the projects I currently have on the needles and I'll be updating my Ravelry for all of them, too. There's quite a bit as July has caught me with a case of cast-on-itis. So much for that era of monogamous knitting, eh?
::: And that's what I found worthwhile and lovely this week. How about you? :::... ... ... ... ...
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