Wednesday, November 16, 2016
november post 10: postcard to november
This image might have been shot in September but it feels like you. Dark. With some elements that I love, some gathering, some essence of cold and wet, and still some light coming through. So far, you've been tough to enjoy--or, to even steady on- but I'm trying............
This week I'm
traveling: crack of dawn Wednesday down to Maryland/DC for a family visit. My traveling companions are Zoe (almost 5) and my 23 year old son, who is going into the service in the coming months and wants to see his grandparents and cousins before he heads off to who knows where. That is a sentence I never thought I'd be writing. Having kids is just a roller coaster ride that keeps going and going, isn't it?
knitting: well, of course! In my head I am knitting gifts--and I'll be aiming for Line Leader in the Mason Dixon Gift KAL. (only someone who hangs with a pre-schooler would say something ike that, y'know) But I haven't event touched the gift knitting. Yet. On my needles, the Zacapa sweater is moving along nicely, a Grand Central Scarf* in Rifton is entertaining me, and I just cast on a Colorbreak Hat because of Vicki's three.There's something about quick hats this time of year. And this one is for me.
planning for Craft Friday: I'm looking forward to pulling out the stops for the thanksgiving feast followed by Friday making things. I'm torn between knitting some gifts that day---or maybe sewing...or stitching...or crocheting the very rocks you see on the postcard....or or...what about you?
* the Grand Central scarf has high entertainment factor.It is knit in the round in a slip stitch sequence that has all the good feels of the Honey Cowl. The area that will be fringe gets unraveled and snipped when you are done knitting and just like that you have a scarf.