Crap. It’s time. I mean, how exciting! We get to take our girl to college! 650 miles away! Right? Right. Sigh. Yeah. I really don’t know how to describe it. Of course I’m super excited for her, and it’s the right thing and I want her to go. But then there’s the whole “end of childhood” thing and not getting to see her all the time, and those parts aren’t the funnest. Parenting is weird, guys. And hard. But on the plus side, I get to visit the mountains, and that’s always a good thing.
We’re driving, so I’ll have lots of car knitting time, plus I’ll be going to The Loopy Ewe as well as other yarn stores, I’m sure. So I won’t be posting while I’m gone, but I’ll have plenty so share when I get back! Until then, I’ll share the beginning of my Zen Yarn Garden shawl.
I chose Stephen West’s Dotted Rays – Speckled Fade. It seemed perfect for this yarn, and I’ve been wanting to knit a fade shawl. And so far OMG I LOVE IT. I love the pattern and I ADORE the yarn. It is the most decadent, splurge-y, luxurious yarn I think I’ve ever knit with. (Pretty sure that’s the cashmere talking.) This will be one of my car projects, along with a sock and a new garter stitch chevron wrap that I haven’t actually started yet. Maybe the knitting will be a good distraction.
Yup let your knitting and yarn store visits distract you:)
Are you good parents? Did you do a good job raising your kid? I think so. So the girl will be fine.
And as you’re going to visit a yarn store, you’ll probably need the extra room to store away your treasures, won’t you 😉
I hope so? I hope so? LOL. Yes, she will be fine. It’s me that will probably have more trouble adjusting! 😉 I do like the way you think though…maybe her room should become a yarn room!
😉 I’m sure she’d approve of this plan 😄
Good luck to your daughter and to you! It’s a huge milestone for both of you-Be proud:)
Thank you! Yes, definitely proud!
That is a lovely shawl. I’ll have to look that one up.
Congrats to your daughter for starting this next step on her journey! I hope you enjoy the trip as well, though I can understand it’s bittersweet.
Thank you! It was definitely a good trip. Can’t go wrong with Colorado, really.
I’ve never been to Colorado! I have friends there, though, so I need to make it out to visit one of these days.
Best of luck to your daughter. She is blessed to have a wonderful mother who is supportive and knits her amazing items. Beautiful start to your shawl and have a safe trip!
Thank you so much. I appreciate that! 🙂
How is mom doing today?
Surprisingly well! It was hard to actually leave her but I’m doing all right. Helps that she and I have been texting all the time! LOL