In Three Things

Three Things v.1

Well I’m a dummy and I stressed both of my wrists pretty badly this past week. Mostly from a combination of knitting with a cat on my arms, bowling, and typing a lot. …but mostly from the cat who has proximity issues. She sleeps on my head at night and I can’t tell her no because she’s like 89 in cat years.

I’m trying to keep the typing to a minimum this week (though typing with a brace is helping a bit) so today I’m sharing a series of “three things”, starting with three photos I’ve taken recently.


The first photo is of the knitting project that I got carried away with and knit too much at once with a ten pound cat sleeping across my arms after bowling the night before. Note to self: that’s a recipe for not being able to sleep because your wrists are sore. Duh, me. The second photo is of my 18 year old cat who likes to sleep across my arms, face, neck, back, head, legs, etc etc. But you look at that little cat face and tell me you wouldn’t let her sleep wherever she wanted, too lol!

This next photo is of some tiger lilies growing near my house. They were the inspiration for my new hair color.


Three sewing projects in my immediate queue: The 1940s Rodeo Gal Shirt, The Bronte Top, and Simplicity 3850 (because I’ve been wearing the same jeans for several weeks now and I need to start making more pants!).

Three songs I have stuck in my head: 8 dogs 8 banjos by Old Crow Medicine Show, Gasoline by Shovels and Rope, and 40 cups of coffee by Ella Mae Morse.

Three fabric collections I’m loving: The new Birch Farm collection by Joel Dewberry, What a Gem by Allison Cole, and absolutely everything by Cotton and Steel (can’t wait for my pre-order!!).

Three TV shows I started watching: Witches of East End, Being Human (U.S.), and Hemlock Grove. …I’m on a Supernatural Netflix kick right now, what can I say.

What are some of your “three things” this week?


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  • Yowza – that hair is AWESOME 😀

    Well of course the cat should always get what she wants – that’s the rule with cats isn’t it? In our home if a cat sits somewhere you sit somewhere else. If they sit on you, you ain’t moving until they do, even if you have to pee really bad LOL.

    Your knitting looks very pretty – what type of fiber is that? It looks soft, like angora 🙂

  • Ali B

    You must watch the UK version of Being Human !! It’s so good!

  • This made me think…what 3 wonderful things are filling my life. My focus has felt a little off and scattered lately but I loved how you made me think of things this way. Time to write down on paper my 3 things and refocus.

  • What kitty wants, kitty should get! (Mine had a limp at the weekend and I was terribly worried but she’s okay now.)

  • Great hair, love that it was inspired by a flower. What are you knitting?

  • I miss my kitty and I think you’re clearly a fantastic kitty-owner if she wants to cuddle so much! Love the new hair!

  • Lynne Johnson

    Lovely color Rochelle!
    Your kitty is precious. A sweet, sweet face! I lost my little old orange guy a few years ago. I know how you feel about letting him do what he wants. They have seen you through thick and thin so…. :^)

  • Marybeth

    Wow! Your hair looks just like that flower! Beautiful!!! I would not be able to say no to that cute kitty either. I hope your wrists feel better soon!

  • Whoa, whoa, wow, your hair is Gooooorgeous!!!!!! (I am happily listening to your 3 songs as I type, thanks for the links!) :o)

  • stgilbert

    l love your hair colour so much! The yarn for your hat is a great colour, too. Yeah, you kind of have to let the cat sleep where she wants to. I’d do the same thing.

  • 8 Dogs is now top of our list too! Also, your hair is GORGEOUS.

    Three Projects:
    1. Reef Knot Tank by The Sexy Knitter
    2. Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
    3. Boxers for my dad

    Three Delicious Things I Ate This Week:
    1. Shortbread with pecans and dark chocolate on top
    2. Empanadas
    3. Spiced met pie with a bacon lattice and bacon lard crust

    Three Things That Made Me Happy:
    1. I finished my first Ravelry swap
    2. I found one of my favorite books that I thought I had given to charity and regretted, but turns out it was just in a bag in my sewing room
    3. My friends from my knitting group being wonderful people

  • I feel your pain! I’ve been struggling with tendonitis since November, and I’m only just starting to get back into knitting. I can’t knit too much at once otherwise I can’t knit for a week!

    My three crafty obsessions right now: knit fabrics, my new sewing book (the Sewtionary), and hand-dyed yarn

    • I get tendonitis too from knitting. It stinks being forced to knit even more slowly than I already do.

  • I love the texture on the hat you are knitting – it’s so suble and elegant. Great color choice too!

  • Jeannee Waseck

    Ahhhh … I think I may want to put up with that wrist pain, too, knowing that I was meow-loved (and that she is 18!) – but good thing you have a brace, too! …My 3 things are Three Things I Do While Stuck in the House w/ the a/c because I can’t take the heat!!! :
    (1) Watch honorable men & women rescue others – i.e. “FBI Files” on Hulu, as just one example. (2) Look at the infrastructure changes I need to make in my apartment – i.e. those dammed dirty dishes …! (3) Read great blogs like yours 🙂 while I’m on commercials with (1)

  • Great Idea!!

    Three Crafty Projects:
    1. Crochet blanket for my nephew.
    2. Sew 4 sets of quilt blocks for quilt block swap. (This is a must-do for tonight)
    3. Work out fitting issues for Simplicity 1873.

    Three books from the library:
    1. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
    2. Acceptable Loss by Ann Perry.
    3. Six Years by Harlan Coben

    Three TV shows I need to watch this week:
    1. 24
    2. Next Food Network Star
    3. The Bridge

  • misscrayolacreepy

    I really really like this series!!!! I would dedicate my 3 things to things I have thrown in the trash this weekend HAHA! 😉

    Three Obsessions of the week: New Orleans, fabric, and reading.