Yes, a bit of unraveling over here

I spent an unreasonable amount of time looking for the basket that held this project. In one of my cleaning sprees I had put it away. For two days I worried that I was losing my mind. Where could it be? Once oI located the basket, I set about unraveling. This was going to be a sweater for our grandson but I misjudged the sizing and it was much too big. Not sure what will happen with this yarn but now that there are two boys, I will use a different yarn for brother sweaters.

On the reading front, things have been going well. I finally reached the point when Goodreads doesn’t need to tell me how many books I am behind for my challenge. This week has me wanting very much to acquire a few new books. I would like to support my local book shops so I think I will call in an order for curbside pick up. Our libraries are slowly reopening but not my branch. The library is still my go to for ebooks and audio.

Now, I have a question: do you schedule house chores? I’m thinking about that old rhyme, Monday – washing, Tuesday – ironing and so on. I have always tried to get it all done on the weekend but I’m thinking it might help if I spread things out over the week. Honestly, for the last month I have not cleaned house at all so anything’s would be an improvement.

Off to link up with Kat and the Unravelers – it’s been a long time.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Yes, a bit of unraveling over here

  1. That sure is pretty yarn – sorry you needed to unravel. Will you make the boys matching sweaters? Re: chores…I used to do it all on the weekends, but now that I am working from home, I will do some things during the week…like bathrooms will be cleaned on a Thursday, laundry will be done when the weather is good for hanging stuff outside, etc. It’s nice to have the flexibility. But, dusting and vacuuming? Haven’t done that in ages (and it shows…).

  2. Beautiful yarn! I need to get knitting for a baby boy too! 🙂

    As for the cleaning… I try and do laundry Monday and Tuesday… and we are a Pug House, so vacuuming is a daily + occurrence. (now dusting on the other hand… oy!)

  3. don’t you hate when you can’t remember where something is? It drives me mad and I obsessively look until I find it which I usually do!! Sorry for the unknitting.

  4. This is why I hate cleaning: I can’t find anything for week thereafter!
    I try to squeeze in cleaning during the week. I like to keep my weekends open for fun stuff. I don’t always succeed. Besides, now that we can’t have guests in our house, I’ve fallen behind!

  5. Glad you found the basket and I’m sure you’ll find a great way to repurpose the yarn. I am spoiled and have a cleaning service that comes every other week. On the in between weeks Dale and I share the responsibilities of some light cleaning. I pick up and clean up the kitchen daily.

  6. For cleaning I like flylady.net She gives great suggestions for cleaning routines. I am still working on them but I love her encouragement.

  7. Yay getting back into reading! I’ve been doing that recently too! I definitely don’t schedule household chores, although I definitely should! This week, I’ve gotten back into using Habitica to track and try and build better daily habits.

  8. Yay for feeling caught up with your Goodreads challenge! And for finding that basket with the gorgeous yarn 🙂

    As for cleaning schedules: I could talk all day about that, ha! I used to follow the Clean Mama Cleaning Schedule (https://cleanmama.com/the-secret-to-keeping-your-home-clean-most-of-the-time/). I still roughly follow it, but have made lots of changes to make things work for our household. For instance, I have to vacuum and mop multiple times a week and I wash the linens in small batches throughout the week instead of all at once. And I track it in my hobonichi weeks, of course! 😉

  9. I used to cram all the cleaning and such into the weekend. And then one day I realized that I didn’t have to do that. I still do the major chores (cleaning the bathroom, changing the bed sheets) on the weekend, but other things like laundry and running the dishwasher as needed. It’s gotten much easier, too, since we’ve been home all the time. It’s so nice to be able to toss in a load of laundry in the middle of the day and not have to stay up at night until it’s done!

  10. I’ve always WANTED to be a person who cleans on a schedule…but it’s never actually happened. I clean as-needed (which means SOMETHING gets done every day). But at this stage for us (with a Newfoundland, an incontinent puggle, and 3 kids who cannot for the life of them remember to take off their shoes), anything that gets done on Monday needs to be repeated on Tuesday, anyway! So I think the scheduling concept feels futile to me at this point in time. I wonder if I’ll do it down the road, though? Fun question! I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s answers!

  11. I sit down on Sunday afternoon and look at the calendar for the week. I check my phone for anything entered there and make sure it is on my paper calendar. Then retired teacher that I am, I enter housekeeping chores around the appointments. Sometimes I don’t get things done on the day I chose but at least I have a reminder to do it during the week. I refer to this as the “lesson plan” system. I also try to schedule some of the crafty things I enjoy doing. I don’t write it all down but overall a few reminders help me stay on track and not while away my days.

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