As you probably guessed, it was a very long week at my house. I don’t want to say much about it, but I think my sons are really wonderful kids, and came through this very difficult time with grace and made me very proud. Now things are over, and I hope that they continue to be ok. So hard as a Mom to watch them be in pain, and try to help them deal with it – but also knowing that you can’t do much other than be there for them.
OK, before I make everyone sad, how about some knitting?
Yes, I know – I said no new projects until I finish two. But this really doesn’t count. This is another Lunch Bag – a friend saw mine and requested one. I’m using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Redwood Forest – this yarn is so nice! I haven’t used Wool of the Andes before (in any weight) but I’m really enjoying knitting with it – I may have to try some in worsted! This has been good knitting over the last few days – mindless but since I love the yarn and colorway, also calming and happy (if knitting can be happy).
I’m also working on my Totally Autumn throw – I’m on the last full repeat, and hope to get this done in the next week. I need to as the UFOlympics starts on 8/8, so I need to be done with this so I can start working on Cobblestone again. I also finished the first Hedera sock, so I’ll start the second on my commute this week. I’m feeling very good about getting these old UFOs off the needles (or close to off the needles)…it will be great to get them out of the knitting basket. I was looking through Ravelry the other day and noticed that some people have a lot of UFOs but I think I’m good when I only have a few.
However – although it feels good to tackle some of these…I’m really struggling against casting on for another shawl. I have been looking at all of my patterns and books this week and think I’ve decided on the Honeybee Stole – I have some beautiful laceweight from Sheep of a Different Color in her Golden Wheat colorway that I think would be beautiful for this stole. Of course, that was before the Twist Collective came out yesterday – I really like the Cleite shawl – I have some really nice red laceweight..hmm…and of course, I also like the Gnarled Oakwoods stole too – which would be beautiful in the Golden Wheat laceweight too. So hard to decide – and so hard to resist casting on!
The other night we were coming home, and saw a bunch of hot air balloons – the county fair is going on and I guess they were from that. I love balloons and it was so beautiful to see a sky filled with them.
I hope you have a great weekend – hopefully my next post will show a completed throw (or perhaps the beginning of a new shawl!).