Knitting. Oh, knitting. It starts and ends here, you know? Stitch, stitch, stitch. A few minutes into it and I realize I have a huge, ridiculous grin on my face. My two hands making something--anything--and it just feels right.
I said good-bye to a verrrrrry stressful job three weeks ago. So stressful I didn't know how maxxed out I was until I wasn't there any more. (And that's all I'm going to say about that.)
I've been telling anyone who will listen (so I apologize, friends, for repeating myself), but I feel like I won the lottery. The Ultra-Mega-Millions, hysterical-happy-screaming, wake-up-at-3-am-because-your-mind-is-racing-with-electric-ideas-for-peace-and-goodwill kind of lottery. My life has taken a turn that I did not see, could not have seen, and it is obvious that I landed smack in the middle of where I should have been all along. I feel like I've stepped into a magical wonderland filled with loving, creative people who GET IT. I'm so proud of my sister, Liz, who is my other business partner here at Wool & Honey, for allowing me to take so much time to get my gosh darn act together. I know it sounds like I'm exaggering, but I'm not.
I feel like I am the luckiest person alive.
Every day, I take my baby WITH ME TO WORK. This feels simultaneously so bizarre and so natural that I find myself zoning out several times during the course of the day, just staring into her eyes. Like, "Hey there, Friend. Isn't this so fun? To just be together?"
She loves trying on the samples.
I've been making food. Real food. From scratch.
Sasha's first bites of carrot. Which, you can tell, she really cares nothing about--she only has eyes for Daddy.
Curt and I take turns reading out loud to Sasha every night,
Thank you, Lindsay B. from Cincinnati--I am still working on my thank-you cards! She loves her book.
We are getting fresh air and exercise (well, we were before rifle season started.)
Babies in sunglasses. Probably my most favorite thing ever.
Oh, right. The knitting. Ahem.
The knitting, you see, is just another part of this full-life puzzle that seems to be fitting together so well these days. I'm organizing my knitting piles (there are so, so many)
I'm closing in on my first start-to-finish FO in a long, long time.
This will be the girl version (Geranio/Natural, tipped in Lettuce),
and this is the gender neutral version in Rhodesian/Natural, outlined in Lettuce.
The baby is in bed now, so starts one of my favorite parts of the day: knitting, tea and Frasier reruns!