Hello friends! I am finding it nearly impossible to believe that we are heading into our ninth SAH weekend. SAH has affected all my days, but weekends without golf (I’m even missing it on TV!) and church … are the weirdest. I am so grateful for our time together on Sundays. Please note I just emailed the Zoom details for this week and we have moved the time to 1pm ET. If you’d like to participate and you’re not on the email list, just let me know in the comments and I’ll forward the details.
Speaking of comments, I am still struggling to reply to them in a timely manner. As I’ve been working on my email inbox, I’ve learned that blog comments – those y’all leave on mine and the replies y’all send in response to comments I’ve left on your posts – make up a significant part of the volume. Many of us are in the habit of replying to ALL the comments in a personal email. and honestly, the email is not the best part of the blog for me. It’s one of the big reasons I started blogging less often. and sometimes I leave fewer comments when I’m “catching up” on your posts because I don’t want to trouble you to reply more than once (and goodness knows I don’t need that many more emails myself!)
I love the comments! I READ THEM! I just don’t love the emails. So … would you still read/comment if I didn’t reply – as a rule – to your comment in a personal email? I would love to hear your input (in the comments, or an email if you’re not comfortable sharing with everyone!) … and I promise to reply to those emails. and to share an update.
And now, on to Next Up! I am wearing Newleaf today. The swatch didn’t lie … nor did the weather forecast, so this is the only photo I have (I’ll be sharing it on IG later for MeMadeMay Day 8). Needless to say, very happy with the FO … and maybe Marc can get some better photos tomorrow?
Meanwhile, the yarn for the second afghan hadn’t shipped … I was rationing the afghan to 15 minutes a day (which isn’t even a row!) and when TV time started last night I had nothing. except a hibernating sock. now done and drying. So, today I had plans
I should’ve included “clean out my knitting bag” and “really finally really put away the winter sweaters” on today’s list. because y’all – I did both of those! It did feel really good to clean out the knitting bag (I also put away all the needles, so maybe less chance of picking up the wrong one?) and if you’re on Sunday’s call, I’ll share the Spring/Summer bag I swapped in (does anyone else have seasonal knitting bags?). All of that gave me time to think about what to cast on next. It also gave Knitpicks time to ship the yarn for the second afghan (woohoo! I’m going to be crocheting during TV time tonight!)
I surprised myself and decided to start Lucca – a KAL with my now-virtual-used-to-be-in-person-peeps (we are also going to be knitting Kirsten Kapur’s mystery beginning June 1!). I also decided to swatch for another Ankers. I found the yarn that the pattern suggested in a cute LYS (well, not L to me) called Stars Hollow. So next up:
…and then I checked my email again. and Heidi has invited me to test this new designWednesday, I ordered yarn just in case … and it shipped last night. I love test knitting and Heidi’s patterns make it a joy.
Silver Lining – May is shaping up to be an awesome month for making.
What’s up for you?