Happy Friday, friends. On Fridays I like to share a few snapshots from the week. Pour a cup of coffee and come into my burrow for a while. Let’s catch up!
How has your week gone? Mine has gone quickly. It feels like it should be Wednesday today, not Friday. I didn’t spend much time in the yard this week and meant to go out for garden pictures yesterday, but it rained in the morning and I got busy with other things in the afternoon.
I found the sock pictured above in the van yesterday. I started when I needed something to do in the pickup line for Bear. I think I’ll be able to resume some progress on it thanks to Bug’s return to treatment. There are new safety protocols in place that make the drop off/pick up process a bit more complicated, so this sock will be welcomed busy work. I brought it in the house last night to knit a few more inches and turn the heel, so it’s smooth sailing from here. I do simple toe up socks with short row toes and heels. I know there are much fancier ways to knit socks, which I want to try someday, but this is perfect for me when I don’t want to look at a pattern or be challenged in any way!
Looking back at my Ravelry project page, I see that I’ve made 12 pairs of socks exactly this way and only 3 pairs using a different pattern. But it’s been seven years since I finished a pair of socks, which is incredible to me. (But maybe it shouldn’t be because my oldest is already six years old.)
I feel like I owe you all an explanation about Monday’s post. I casually mentioned my “corgi fund,” which garnered more of a response that I expected. I’ve wanted a corgi for years (actually two corgis: Daisy and Daffodil), but we have zero dollars to go towards buying one! A couple of years ago I created a line item on my budget spreadsheet to start saving for a puppy. While I was working, I was able to shift bits of money into that fund. But when we made the final decision for me to become a stay at home mom, we needed to pay off a few things before losing my income. Which meant saying goodbye to the money in my corgi fund!!
Did you know that corgis are herding dogs? They were bred with short legs to protect them from kicks by livestock. If you watch videos of them working, you’ll see that they look just like border collies when they’re in high grass. Their legs aren’t visible, but you can see their intelligence and workmanship on display. They’re amazing dogs! Sadly, my husband has no interest in owning a corgi and thinks they’re ridiculous. Of course, I’m open to different breeds, so there’s no telling what we’ll go for when we decide to take the plunge and get a puppy. My second choice is a border collie.
Monday’s the big day! We’ve taken this week off from all school work other than some leisurely readalouds. But Monday begins a new chapter for us – one full of Beatrix Potter, Beethoven, Greek Mythology, lots of reading, handwriting practice, copywork, and math! Of course, we won’t do everything everyday and I have no intention of spending more than an hour (total) a day on all of this as we transition towards a new normal. The plan going forward is to have six week terms and then one week off, but this first term will actually be 9 weeks. This is for two reasons: 1) to get us on a schedule that will allow for the entire week of Thanksgiving off; and 2) to allow us to go at a much slower pace as we get used to this. Of course, I’m open to taking entire days off during this first term given that this is an adjustment period.
That’s it from me this week. I hope you have a weekend full of peace. Stay safe!