Thanks to my driver Deena, I was back with my Monday afternoon knitting group yesterday after a five-week absence. Karen even baked healthy brownies to celebrate (note the green-topped tupperware)! The projects have progressed a lot since then:
- Karen had just started the baby blanket (pink and white mosaic on the right) and now she’s on the last repeat;
- my Natsu (bottom center) is almost to 300 stitches (six weeks ago I was still stalking the pattern test thread on Ravelry and waiting for its release);
- Deena has started a new baby blanket (purple and white mosaic on the left);
- Kathy (out of the frame) showed off two finished shawls and shared plans to start another one (that felted bowl way at the back with a mink-colored ball of kidsilk haze peeking out holds the yarn that is inspiring it);
- Pat (barely visible at the other end of the table – wearing a long green cardigan) had just started that sweater and now she has one more pocket to sew on and it’s done;
- and Sarah (next to Karen – an arm and a black dress) is mid-way through clue 4 of the TTL MKAL (after deciding mid-way through clue 3 that she needed to start over!)
but otherwise, it felt like I’d just seen everyone last Monday.
I’ve let go a lot these last five weeks. and some things have been much harder than others. Sitting around that table yesterday afternoon, and capturing this one tiny moment, felt like getting back a bit of my old self.
It was wonderful.