Welp. It sure was another week, wasn’t it? I kept things simple: we had the week off from school and I didn’t put any pressure on us to do anything other than play, which made all the difference in the world given the state of things in the world. Today’s post will also be super simple because I have two children who are sinking in lava and are asking to be saved!
It’s been hot, but we’ve tried to spend as much time outside as possible. I finally took a picture of one of the many toads we have hopping around – they are tiny but plentiful. We’ve picked a ton of new tomatoes and I’m planning to can crushed tomatoes soon (it will have to be very soon).
I have been knitting this week! My spark cardigan is moving forward – I think I’ll probably knit another inch or so on the collar and then bind off. I’m pretty certain it will be ready by fall! It feels good to be working with my needles semi-regularly again.
I inexplicably started a pair of socks tonight. I wanted a quick and easy project that I could pick up/put down at a moment’s notice because my spark cardigan requires some wrestling. This is handspun yarn that I bought from Sarah! The yarn is gorgeous and perfect, as you would expect! I’m trying out the DRK Everyday Socks (ravelry link). Sarah kindly warned me to cast on fewer stitches than usual because of the silk in the yarn, so I decided to go down a size on the pattern. Hopefully that will do the trick.
And lastly, I’m hoping to knit a swatch for the Shifty (ravelry link) cropped sweater that I’m planning to knit with Sarah and Mary. I’m expecting to finish way behind them and that’s okay. At the end (whenever that will be) we’ll all have the same sweater, just in different colors. I’m excited and nervous about joining along with them!
And that’s all that’s in me to write today. I’m continuing to think about the people of Afghanistan, the soldiers risking their lives in extremely dangerous circumstances, the people of Haiti, the rising Covid numbers and hospitalizations, and the hurricane bearing down in the gulf. I hope to be back on Monday with my One Little Word post. Until then – take good care.