It is July! And I finished some projects last month! That means I got to cast on two new projects yesterday. They’re both KALs and both should be done by the end of the month. One is a Christmas in July sock KAL that Mildly Granola suggested, and I pulled out my West Yorkshire Spinners yarn in Fairy Lights for that, along with solid red for the cuffs, heels and toes. I’m doing my favorite simple pattern so they can be my mindless fun/travel knitting.
My other new project is a shawl KAL with Under the Olive Tree Knits. Jem released a free one-skein pattern called Stargazer, and it was perfect for a skein of yarn that I’d pulled out of my stash recently, wanting to knit it. You can find download options on her website.
My yarn is Andromeda sock yarn in a fabulous color called I Love You Berry Much and I do love it berry much indeed! The pattern is a fun mix of stockinette and simple lace, and I can tell already it’ll be addictive.
We’ve had a slew of birthdays in our family the last few weeks and have started doing some small social-distanced gatherings. As hard as it is not to hug my nephews and nieces, it’s so nice to get to see my people again. And yesterday was the boy’s birthday: he’s 17 now! How did that happen?? He’ll be a senior this year and it just doesn’t seem possible. He also joined me for a rare live music performance. Our town has always done a community summer band and the girl participates every year. This year they only did one concert, with the musicians spaced six feet apart, and streamed it live on Facebook. Family members were allowed to come, so the boy and I took our chairs and our masks and enjoyed the music in the summer night. I’ve missed live music so much; this was a treat.
I’m not sure what we’ll do when the weather doesn’t allow us to gather outside anymore, but I guess we can cross that bridge when we come to it. Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!
Your new projects are going to be beautiful! It’s been so nice to get outside. Enjoy your holiday weekend
Beautiful WIPs! And I’m glad you all are able to enjoy family time in the beautiful weather.
Haha and to your last point about how to handle this when the weather turns – I’ve already decided that as long as there isn’t any ice or snow, I’m hiking! But I’m still a wimpy Texan at heart when it comes to cold weather, so we’ll see how that plan goes…. 😀
I also have been so thankful to have family time again. Three months was too long to go with no hugs!
I am so impressed that you keep your projects so closely in check:)
Oh don’t be too impressed! This isn’t a typical thing for me. It’s more a result of pandemic stress/being furloughed and needing a sense of accomplishment from something!
I get needing that sense of accomplishment!
I love the Christmas in July KAL idea! I might have to pause my current socks and join that KAL to knit myself the Christmas slippers I didn’t get to last year…
Loving the wips! It is nice to see smiling faces gather. 💕
So glad you are getting to spend some time with your family and getting back out and about a little bit 🙂 Love the yarns you have for your projects!
Me too. I’m starting to miss people in general!
I never thought I would say this, but me too!
I’m worried about not being able to be outside when the weather changes too. Your son looks so much like you.
Oh thank you! Most people say the kids look like their dad, but yeah, as he gets older, I see more of myself in him. He’s such a treat.
Yay for family time! That must have felt so good 🙂
I looooooove your berry yarn, it’s going to be so beautiful when it’s all finished.
It really did! Now if only I felt safe hugging people!
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