Once again, Friday is upon us in a week that just sped by! I need to figure out how to slow these August weeks down in order to fully savor these summer days!
Why does it seem that stripey socks knit up faster than plan socks? I cast on my Non-Euclidian socks Wednesday night while watching Maddow and above is my result of two nights of knitting. Perhaps it is these fun “Happy Accident” colors from Knitterly Things – because I am really happy knitting them! Perhaps it is that urge to “just get to the next stripe” that makes them seem to speed by!
Also, in the how is this going so quickly category… I am into the “Right Front” section of the puzzle knitting that is Romi’s Morrinne Short and Sweet! This has project is my “I can finally sit down and watch an episode or two of Father Brown” afternoon knitting – so it is really moving right along! I love how Romi has laid out the pattern row by row – there is something so enjoyable about crossing off each completed row! I know it does not look like much yet, but it feels like it is moving along rather quickly I promise you!
I spent much of this week thinking about those grandparents I mentioned last week and their impact on my life. I am profoundly grateful to each of them and so blessed to have had them in my life. They each provided a safe harbor in a turbulent life and it has been a good experience to reflect on them and a joy to find bits of them in me. Theirs are the voices I hear in my head with their words of encouragement and love.
By this question: Do you need to let anything (or anyone) go? Oh my, sometimes Michelle brings clarity to exactly that thing you are struggling with. These words are exactly what I needed today!
Forward looking –
My daughter shared some fun news this week – they found a house and in October they will no longer be renter’s, but homeowners! I am so excited for them, but this means that I need to get a move on finishing up Genevieve’s quilt! It will be perfect for her new bedroom! There is an added bonus to this because it means Christian will be home again in October to help with the move… and that might be the best thing of all!
What about you? What is your TGIF today?
Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
I agree that stripey socks seem to knit up faster, and your stripey ones are gorgeous. Great colors in that yarn. The Romi top looks like an interesting construction. Yay for your daughter finding a house to buy – that’s great news!
Those stripes are so happy…love them!
And, for what it’s worth, it does feel to me when I read a post like this one, that you really are savoring your weeks. I know the summer is passing quickly (I feel that too) but really…these posts of yours reflect a savoring. (also, look at all the knitting you’re getting done!!!)
P.S. It gives me immense joy to know that anything I write might find its way to individuals at just the right moment. I’m so glad this was how it was for you. xo
Your Happy Accident socks even make me happy just looking at them, and I can just picture you knitting Short and Sweet with Father Brown. He and I often get together to knit, and I still marvel at how Ryan had to point out to me that he was Mr. Weasley! Congratulations to all on the great house news; it’s wonderful to have something big like that to look forward to!
congrats to your daughter on the house! That is exciting news and your quilt will be beautiful, I know it. Love those socks and the color striping!!
Love that sock yarn – so bright and happy. I have a stripy sock to finish so I’ll have a pair…one of these days.
Such pretty sock yarn! If you figure how to slow down August, please let me know!!!
I love those Knitterly Things colors and you are right, stripey socks are faster to knit! I’m so happy for your daughter and her family!
Lots of happy things in this post! I love the socks — those stripes are so happy and cheerful that I can see why you are enjoying them so much!
Oh, wonderful news about your daughter’s house!!
Stripey socks are just the best and these colors are so happy. I can see why you would want to knit just one more stripe. Congratulations to your daughter and family. Good luck getting the quilt finished – nothing like a little motivation to get the needle(s) going.