Wow, y’all. I can’t believe it’s been four weeks since we started Marmie & Poppa camp. The boys are definitely a lot more comfortable here and sometimes even Holly seems to be getting comfortable, too.There was less divide and conquer this time (I’m not sure why) and we even did some New Things. The Big Ladder. Stepping Stones (those are for them to take home and we’ll make another set for our yard next week). Meatballs (not pictured) and zucchini noodles. Tried and true favorites included the pool next door (I am so not a pool person, and so grateful for the 1-1/2 hours it fills!), grilled cheese sandwiches (mayonnaise on the bread FTW), and matchbox cars and LEGOS (also not pictured … you’re welcome!). I took over SEVENTY photos in the 30-ish hours the boys were with us. including about a dozen on the edge of the pool. of course none of them are holiday card worthy, but these two might make you smile.
In the midst of all that, and during Quiet Time, which thankfully even included some of yesterday and today – I did some knitting!
The top row is two baby gifts I finally finished this morning (all they needed was a wash/dry and some very gentle blocking) and wrapped this afternoon. The bib is for my neighbor (Holly and I delivered the gift on her afternoon walk) and the dress is for a friend’s granddaughter. The bottom row is my two (knitting) WIPs. I DID start the Through the Loops Mystery and I made it just far enough into clue #2 to add the second color. and I’m making progress on the test knit for Lori. Thankfully, the 3″ of twin rib are done and now it’s mostly stockinette. Still, 300 stitches per row is taking me a while.
The afghan is also still in progress and I’m adding at least a row every night while we watch TV. Honestly, though, it doesn’t look that much different than when I last shared it (except that it’s a little longer).
I’ve also been doing a lot of work with my Instagram, podcast and newsletter feeds, and my TBR list. #blacklivesmatter and I want to be sure what I read, listen to, share, and DO reflects that. I’ll be sharing more about that Sunday.