Sunday, February 5, 2017
Nothing made it to the blocking mat this past week because this week was all about the virrat streams socks and of course starting new projects.
My first time on a nine inch circular needle. I am almost finished the first sock.
My wool order arrived from England so I have started the traditional Tree of Life Christening Blanket.
First repeat done - 10 more to go!
That is just the center of the blanket. Then I knit the four quarters and then the edging - this will be a long project I think.
I have done 8 repeats on my latest (fourth) Peace Cowl. I spent at least a day looking through Ravelry trying to find a different cowl pattern to make, but nothing compared to this pattern. I am seriously addicted to this pattern. Seriously.
I spent a whole afternoon darning my daughter's favourite socks - heels and toes - I am pretty proud of myself for rescuing them from oblivion.
I also made an i-cord for my cowl and wove it through the top so that it could also be a hat! Now I am doubly happy with this project.
As for the rest of my week I attended the funeral of a classmate. He and I went to school from Grade 3 to Grade 12, and I am so thankful I got to see him last summer for one last hug. He gave great hugs. He was an elder of the Musquem people and he will be sorely missed in the lives of hundreds of people from all walks of life.
My anxiety has been pretty high this week (I have stopped watching any kind of news for the time being) and my back is still very sore - especially early in the day. I am faithfully doing my exercises prescribed by my Physio, I did get to a Yoga class, but haven't made it to the pool for a week! It has been snowing like crazy for the past two days so besides a lot of sleeping I have been knitting a fair bit too.
The Super Bowl starts in an hour - so I am getting knitting all organized (and snacks too).
Blessings to all of you this week. Hug your loved ones. Make those phone calls you keep putting off. Answer those texts.
Time truly is shorter than we think.