hello friends. how was your week? i took this week off and it was quite lovely. it went by too fast. i did lots of yoga, read a little, watched a lot of grey’s anatomy (something i keep swearing off but then keep coming back to season after season), and did things at my own pace.
here are some things that stood out to me this week:
i have had a pair of fringed booties from old navy for several years now. they have been through the wringer- they have a lovely nail polish stain on them from when i accidentally dropped and shattered a bottle at target. they have been through the washing machine. they’ve been caught in rainstorms and snow. they’ve lived a life. even though they’ve been through the washer, they have…a smell. i wear socks with them but alas, they’re a little stinky. so imagine my delight when i saw a near-identical pair online at target!!! i went today and they didn’t have the lighter color, but i tried on the darker color so i know which size to order. i am thrilled. here’s to many more years of fringed booties.
i have been reading alicia’s blog for years and always so enjoy it. her blog inspired me to blog myself. this line stood out to me from a recent post of hers: “Oh, the days of January, I love them so. I love that the weather is cold, the garden is sleeping, the skies are gray. I love that. I love hibernating, and flannel sheets, and flannel nightgowns, and hot tea, and pretty tea mugs. I love yarn, and knitting, and television at night, and dark.” I would add flickering candles to that list. her blog always makes me want to be cozy and drinking tea and knitting.
earlier in the week i got an email from subpop records saying that luluc’s very first album, dear hamlyn, will be out in the us in march! i am so happy. i have only been able to listen to it on pandora, not in its proper order, so i am excited to listen to it all the way through very soon.
so happy to see some of my knitting friends mentioned in this new yorker article this week.
i might have to make this pretty wrap top.
clementine curd pavlova. mmmm. i’ve always wanted to try my hand at a pavlova but have yet to do so. soon.
in one of my yoga classes this week we used the bolster a lot, which is pretty much my most favorite thing. the sequence was so good that i kept reminding myself of it so that i could write it down later to do at home. one of my favorite poses was this one (prone twist- although we had the bolster propped on blocks). as i was googling to find an image of this pose, i came across this page with several bolster-pose ideas and i’m in love and will try them all!
that’s all i’ve got for you this week, friends. stay warm and cozy.