Friends, knitting needles, and Orphan Black
I do nothing but sit still at the moment. But while sitting still I am being incredibly productive! I work for eight hours at my ‘real’ job, then I get home and work the night away on Yarns. But in-between those two jobs I still manage to fit in time for this week's three loves: friends, knitting needles, and Orphan Black!
OK, I may have jumped on this bandwagon quite late, but even so, I have become obsessed with this show! We recently got Netflix in our household, so we've spent a lot of time exploring what the platform offers. When Zak isn't home, you can find me watching Gilmore Girls while stocking Yarns' shop, and then as soon as Zak is home, Orphan Black gets turned on! We're up to season three now, so our journey is almost coming to an end until season four is completed, but it's absolutely amazing. I can't get over that Tatiana Maslany plays so many characters in the same show — sometimes in the same scene — and manages to make every single one of them so completely different! If you haven't already started watching this show, I thoroughly recommend it!
Yea, I know we're in spring, and heading for summer pretty fast, but my obsession with knitting is a year-round obsession. I don't just stop because it's warm ... in fact I get more knitting done in summer because my hands don't freeze up and stop working. At the moment I am hunting out patterns for anything that is remotely summery ... so naturally I found a pattern for fingerless gloves and made those instead. I've finished my first set, and if you like the look of them, you can order a customised pair of your own here! Also, if you have anything in mind that you think you'd like to order your friends and family for Christmas, please do drop me a line, as I'm always keen to give new projects a go!
Finally, my friends. I'm sure we all go through phases where we feel like we've got no one, and that we've been too busy for too long that our friends have forgotten us. So many times this thought has crossed my mind, but then I send a single text or snap and am reminded that everyone is only a two-second message away. I recently went to Art Week with one of my friends from high school who I don't get to see very often. I'd caught up with her at a friend's wedding a couple of weeks earlier, which was probably the first time we'd seen each other in about a year, but it was as though no time had passed at all. And it was the same at Art Week. We hung out for nearly four hours without running out of things to talk about! I've also been catching up with a friend from university on a regular basis, and those lunch time catch ups and creative sessions are so amazing! These days work can really exhaust you and stress you out, and it's so important to hold onto your friendships, even if it is a simple Snapchat session at lunch time, or a catch up after work once a month!
Keep an eye out here at Things I Love This Week to see what's on my love list next week!