I'm thankful to both this sweater pattern and this book in my life right now. The sweater is an easy knit. I'm working all in stockinette right now. Some refer to this as "mindless knitting". There's a lot to be said for mindless knitting. We're all done with cleaning out my dear Mom's apt., the keys have been turned in. It's over. It's done. I feel lost and empty. I'm no longer connected to my Mom through her belongings in her apartment, but I'm still very connected to her through my knitting. Yes, mindless knitting....I welcome it. I welcome the rhythm of the knitting needles in my hands and the warmth of the yarn as it glides through my fingers...turning into a sweater for me.
I welcome the book, too. It's relaxing, it's romantic. It gives me pleasant thoughts as I fall asleep. I'm half way through this book and I almost can't put it down, but I'm trying to reserve it for just before retiring to bed.
So, I'm adjusting to the passing of my Mom, one day at a time. Did I mention that she loved gadgets??? Here's the knitting caddy that I adopted.
Thanks Mom, I'm enjoying it!