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The Things We Do for Love

Good Monday Morning!

Good morning!  
I hope you enjoyed the best kind of weekend.  
Now, it's Monday -- and time, once again, to . . . 



A Quote

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
---J.B. Priestly



A Word

I was reading a book over the weekend and came across this word . . . 


I'd heard the word before, but needed to look it up.  In the book I was reading, the word was used to describe a very young boy -- and it seems the  perfect way to describe a child's view of the world.  (But I know a few adults who seem to be living with a theory of solipsism . . . and that isn't quite so charming now, is it?)


Something to See


Perhaps you're a long-time reader of the New York Times' Modern Love essays . . . or maybe you listen to the podcast already (both are a treat!) . . . but now you can watch 6 episodes of Modern Love come to life on Amazon Prime.  Tom and I watched the first two episodes over the weekend, and can't wait to watch the rest.  They're really well done -- touching, charming . . . and make you feel good about . . . well . . . modern love.  Check it out!

Here's a link to the trailer on YouTube.
(I wanted to embed the trailer here . . . but that launched such a formatting nightmare that you just get the link.


Something to Make


Okay, Knitters . . . have you seen the Sisters United Socks from designer Caitlin Hunter?  These very charming boot socks were designed by Caitlin to "harness the warm and loving spirit of the knitting community."  Caitlin is working on this project with her friend Candice, of The Farmer's Daughter Fibers.  Candice has created an initiative called Sisters United to support Native American women.

If you're on Ravelry, you can read all about the pattern and the project here.  If you're not on Ravelry - or if you want even more information - you can read about Sisters United here.

The pattern will go on sale tomorrow: Tuesday, October 22 on the Sisters United website.  Consider supporting the Sisters United project by purchasing the pattern . . . or knitting a pair to wear . . . or make a pair to include in a healing bundle.


And that's it for me this Monday morning.
Here's to a great start to your week.


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Great start to the week! I really look forward to these posts, Kym! Thank you! (and we have plans to watch some of Modern Love this week - thank you for the great review!)

But, those socks... oh my!


Another sign of fall - you're wearing mitts in your Start Your Engines photo! Like Kat, I also look forward to these posts where I almost always learn a new word (solipsism means something different than I thought!) along with other new things. I always enjoy the Modern Love essays and will look forward to watching the series, and those socks are definitely something I want to support - by knitting and a donation. Thanks, Kym!


Thanks for the positive Monday morning vibes, I really look forward to this collection from you each week. I bet Dale and I would like those Modern Love episodes! And I'm off to explore the Sisters United Socks.


This is always a bright spot on a Monday morning!! Maybe it's time to try colorwork again... those socks keep catching my eye.

Margene Smith

I needed something new to watch on Amazon or Netflix as the TV is off limits for awhile longer. Modern Love will be just the ticket! My favorite morning show on community radio is called A Brand New Day. I love the concept, much like Priestly's quote.

Jane A. Wolfe

Thanks for the link to the Sisters United project. Very good ideas abound in the knitting community. Have a good week.

Kathy b

Magic behind morning...I Love that!


Love the new Start Your Engines photo! Marc and I are looking toward to watching Modern Love (another friend raved about it ... so glad we have a little something til The Crown comes out!) ...and thank you for the Sisters United links. What a great project!


I do love the mug in your Start Your Engines photo. Looks like a great project too. Thank you for the link.

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