Friday Cozies – Week 17 of 2020

Happy Friday, friends. We’ve made it through another strange week in this new world order. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. Can we please get through this last day and have a weekend??!

On Fridays I like to share a few things that have caught my attention or that I’ve been thinking of. Just a few lines on each. Today is especially short and sweet.


Many of you know that I really enjoy Cal Newport’s work. His two most recent books, Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, have made big impacts on my life. Newport’s Monday morning blog post this week, Cultivating a Deep Life, was no exception! Complete with a chart, it reminded me that goal setting is a life long process. We’re always tweaking, revising, and revisiting based on the season of our life.


I stumbled upon this article outlining Doris Kearns Goodwin’s typical day. DKG is one of my favorite historians and it was fun reading about how she structures her time.


Friends, my body is feeling the stress in the world. My shoulders and neck are especially vulnerable to being weighed down. So I’m trying to ensure that I revisit Yoga with Adriene daily. I’ve always miserably failed in my attempts at daily yoga, but have started to track it in my weekly habit tracker to see if that gives me the motivation I need to build a solid habit. I started this particular (free!!) series, Home, when it premiered in January but fell off the wagon. Let’s try again!


I’m starting to think about my next knitting project. I want to be super selfish and make another sweater for myself. I think I’ve narrowed it down to these two – Mariechen and The Weekender. Both use bulky yarns which I’ve never used on a sweater before – all of my sweaters have been made using fingering weight! I love both of these patterns. In Mariechen’s favor, I love the lace panels and that awesome button band. And I really like The Weekender’s shoulder details and how slouchy it is. Do you have a preference?


I am so glad that it’s the weekend. I’m looking forward to having my husband home. I’m also looking forward to settling in on the couch tonight with my knitting and an episode of Home Fires – it’s become my Friday night tradition. I’m not sure what I’ll do when I finish all of the episodes, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

I hope you all have a good weekend!

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  1. (Psst: Mariechen is actually in DK and the Weekender is worked in worsted.) I think both sweaters look very comfy, but I like the stitch pattern on Mariechen more, personally. I know the Weekender is very popular, but I am unexcited by it.

    Home Fires is lovely. I should rewatch it!

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    1. I now realize that bulky was the wrong adjective to use with knitters! I meant that their yarn weights were heavier than what I’ve ever used in a sweater 😀

      Thanks for your vote!!

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  2. Your reading always inspires me. And those sweaters are both lovely. I am not a fan of bottom up sweaters so even though the Weekender would be my choice, I took it off my list. Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

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  3. I am ringing in with a vote for Mariechen – Isabell Kraemer patterns are truly brilliant and have the best fitting shoulder in a top down knit! I think you will be wildly happy with that sweater – and that lace detail is just gorgeous!

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  4. So glad you’re doing Yoga with Adriene! She’s the best. I’ve been doing it about three times a week. It works wonders for my soul and body.

    Also, what’s a weekend? 😂 I feel like Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey saying that, but it’s true for me. All the days are exactly the same since my husband and I are both home. He will be returning to work in two weeks but I will not. I have to write down what day it is, and the date, on my To Do List to keep myself straight!

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    1. Adriene is so amazing! Three times a week sounds like a perfect habit – love it!

      I hear you. My husband still leaves for work every day and as we were saying goodbye one day last week, I said, “I think it’s Thursday?” Because it’s just so weird.

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