Okay, this is not a recent finish. I finished this shawl a few weeks ago at least, even blocked it at the time. But the weather was never good for me to take pretty pictures, what with a polar vortex and all that, plus life gets in the way sometimes. So today I thought I would share the final photos of my We Belong Together shawl, cast on in honor of Inauguration Day.
I loved this project. DK weight shawls knit up so quickly, and the pattern was interesting without being too taxing for pandemic-brain, so I just wanted to keep going and going. It blocked out wonderfully, too. The teal is Boss Babe from Forbidden Fiber and the purple is Orchid from Old Rusted Chair. Both are awesome!
Even though I didn’t share anything current today, I have been knitting a lot lately, a lot of stress knitting. I’m a bit in the weeds emotionally at the moment, maybe have been for a little while, and I’m at the point where I’m tired of myself so I’m sure the people I’m venting to are tired of me too, even though most of them have given no indication of it. But since I also get more emotional when depression is winning, I’ve lately found myself so full of gratitude and love for the people who do listen and offer love and support, and for my knitting groups which are so much more than “just” knitting groups. Knitting, guys. It’s just the best. And in that vein, here’s an article I saw this morning, an article about knitting and friendship and healing and all kinds of cool things. It’s written by Barbara Kingsolver, whose books I love. I had no idea she was a knitter; now I love her more.
Happy Friday, friends. Hope life is treating you well!
If you ever need, or want, fresh ears, shoot me a DM on Instagram and I’ll give you my phone number. Havi g someone new to talk to often helps, especially when they aren’t directly there!
Thank you, Shannon. I really appreciate that. Things are looking up a bit today but I’ll definitely keep it in mind. And the same goes in reverse too!
Anytime, Bonny. I’m nearly always home! Very happy today is looking brighter for you!
And frankly, I wouldn’t mind being able to have a knitting conversation with someone whose eyes don’t glaze over afterthe third word…
Haha, yes, I think I wore out my husband a long time ago for knitting conversations!
Very pretty, I love those colours
This is a great shawl! It looks lovely, and I can see why you wanted to keep knitting it. So many different interesting sections.
Hang in there. With it now being officially a year of the pandemic, things have gotten rougher again in my head. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Even if we’ll still be in the tunnel for a while. It’s cheesy, but it helps me at any rate.
Thank you. Hearing about the vaccinations helps a lot, especially since my mother has now gotten her first shot and my husband is scheduled for his first. Having more time out in the world with other people (in person!) would be fantastic.
Yes, absolutely! Vaccination news is really helpful.
Your shawl is gorgeous! I’m so sorry you are having a rough time. With everything going on for you it’s not surprising. Hang in there – always here to listen if you need 🙂
Thank you, I really appreciate that. Having our little group is such a great comfort.
Those are gorgeous colors!! I love that pattern. Maybe I should start another shawl…
You totally should! One can never have too many shawls, right?
Right! I made one for my mom for Christmas and she wears it all the time! I made one for myself and my daughter stole it. I guess I’m due to make another one that is for real for me. 😂
Your FO is fabulous! I’m sorry to hear you are struggling. I look forward to hearing all about it.
Thanks, Alissa. I do love having our little Blogville group to rely on. 🙂
The shawl looks fabulous – I love those colors together. I’m sorry to hear y ou’re struggling, I’m there as well. I’m so tired of taking about my same stuff over and over again, so I’m always here to talk if you need it ❤
Oh, thank you, Kath. Right back at you. We’re so hard on ourselves, aren’t we? I don’t get tired of being there for other people, so I don’t know why I think they get tired of me.
OMG. You should never feel as if you have tired me out. The majority of people would be lying if they said they never experienced a bout or more of depression. It’s like quicksand. We cannot expect to get through it without having a hand to hold on to. Let me be yours.