Three Things Thursday: Knitting Bliss, Gorgeous Yarn, & Sweeney Todd Swag



Welcome back to Three Things Thursday, a way to fill your blogs and social media with the happy!


Three Things Thursday is a simple concept that everyone is encouraged to play along with. All it requires is listing three (or more!) things that are making your life awesome. Please note! The three things you choose each week do not need to be big, huge, mighty, impressive things. In fact, I think it’s much better to focus on smaller, sillier things…because focusing on those little bits of joy and the gigglesnorts that they bring…well, that’s where day-to-day contentment lives, I believe.


So, how do you participate? Easy as falling off a log! Whip up a blog post about three things that are making you smile…then share it on the link up in this post. Don’t want to do a whole blog post? Feel free to post some pictures on Facebook or Instagram! If you tag me in your pictures, I 100% promise to give them appropriate love.❤


Just one more thing! Three Things Thursday posts actually don’t need to be done on Thursdays! I leave the link up active for the whole week every week…so you can be grateful on your own schedule.🙂


Okay, here we goooooo…





I finally did the whole “chalk paint and sandpaper” thing to this tray I found on clearance. Now it’s the perfect thing to contain all of my knitting and crocheting bits and bobbles! (Well, except for pesky stuff like longer needles and yarn, but that’s okay.) 🙂


Three Things Thursday: Knitting Tray | Nerd in the Brain




Speaking of yarn, I made a trip to my local yarn store (which isn’t actually terribly local, but it’s the closest I’ve got) and snagged some of this delicious Malabrigo sock yarn. It is so, so yummy to work with! What am I making? Well, that’s a secret. 😉


Three Things Thursday: Malabrigo Yarn | Nerd in the Brain




And y’all haven’t heard me babble about Sweeney Todd for a good three or four days now, right? Well, let’s fill that void in your life! 😉 Here are some of the decorations/bits of fun I created (with the help of graphics from Etsy and some trips to Target, Goodwill, and a few other places) for the performances. I’m so, so happy that the kids are loving it when they get notes backstage…and everyone seems to like the general look of things. (I’ve still been too silly to take pictures of the “Take a Quote, Leave a Note” boards and the raffle boxes and things…maybe I’ll remember this weekend.) 🙂


Three Things Thursday: Sweeney Todd Decorations | Nerd in the Brain




Now, my blog friends old and new, it’s your turn! Click on that little graphic below to share your own three things that are bringing you joy (or leave your list in the comments).🙂


Three Things Thursday Link Image | Nerd in the Brain


And go ahead and grab a badge while you’re at it…because badges are awesome!🙂




Looking for even more ways to focus on the happy? Check out Trent’s Weekly Smile link up…it happens every week, and it’s just full of happiness. 🙂



What’s putting a smile on your face this week? Share your gigglesnorts!😀 I would love, love, love to hear all about the awesome bits of life that are making you feel warm and fuzzy.




  • The Snail of Happiness March 30, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Nice yarn. I’ve been toying with the idea of chalk paint for a while to restore a very dilapidated chair – was it easy to use?

    • Nerd in the Brain March 30, 2017 at 7:33 am

      I found it to be very easy to use! I was a little worried it would be hard to spread evenly because of its super-matte texture, but I didn’t have any trouble with it. It’s very easy to sand off, too (if you’re going for a distressed look)…almost too easy. 🙂

  • Natalie March 30, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I love the tray 🙂 I’ve never tried chalk paint before but I’m tempted after seeing this!

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  • kaycreate March 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Love the Sweeny Todd goodies, well done! And the color of that tray is gorgeous; we plan to redo our front bathroom this year and I think that minty blue is the color I’d like to theme it around!


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