The gifts . . . opened.
The food . . . eaten.
The snow . . . melted.
So here we are, suddenly at the end of the year. It's time to clear out some inventory with a little-of-this/little-of-that post:
First up: Real inventory!
Have you seen this magazine?
It's a lovely little publication by Carrie Bostick Hoge - filled with knitting and hand-stitching patterns, recipes, coloring pages, and beautiful photography. I got so excited when I saw the first issue back in the summer (there are four per year) that I subscribed.
And then I forgot I subscribed. And got so excited when I saw the new issue this fall, ordered it. (Again.)
So now I have two copies!
I want to share my second copy . . . so if you'd like it, just let me know in the comments sometime this week and I'll draw a lucky winner over the weekend.
It is ACTION Tuesday . . . and although I've been a bit lazy and not taking any action myself these last couple of weeks (I blame it on the cookies), it is my intention to continue posting action-ideas in the new year. In the meantime, here are are couple of organizations who are putting together more immediate, concrete action-items and information you may want to check out:
Wall of Us - sign up for their email alert and you'll receive four concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week.
Download the Indivisible Guide, a practical guide to resisting the DJT agenda. You can also sign up for updates.
With the new year comes a new . . . one little word. I've already got my word for 2017 picked out (it started screaming at me last August, and hasn't stopped yet) . . . how about you? Are you picking a word for yourself for the coming year?
If you want to join Ali Edwards' official One Little Word program for 2017 (and receive monthly prompts and inspiration to stay connected with your word all year long), the sign-ups are open -- with a discount for registering before January 1.
You can also order all kinds of neat "stuff" to create a scrapbook-ish journal of your word - to follow along with Ali. I don't do this part (I keep my own journal in my own way; although I do like to stay inspired with her monthly prompts), but it's an option.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to a whole lot more hygge here as winter takes hold! And now, I really should have a little more time to sit and knit.
I also need a new hat. (The ribbing always stretches out on my handknit hats. Does this happen to anyone else? Do you have a solution?)
So I'm going to cast on next week along with Kat and Juliann in their unofficial Rob Roy KAL.
And that's it for today!
Enjoy the downtime this week.
(Isn't it great to be able to just kick back a little bit -- and breathe?)
(And don't forget -- let me know if you'd like my extra copy of Making, Vol. 2.)