Thursday, September 02, 2010

About Half Way There

I'm making making progress with both the Tea Leaves Cardigan and the book, How to Knit a Love Song, by Rachael Herron.  I'm about at the half way point with both of them.  I've been knitting early in the morning and after dinner and I've been reading at night until I'm ready to drift off to sleep.

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!


Rhonda said...

I'm glad you're getting your knitting and reading time. Good that your work at your mom's place is done. It's a milestone.
I don't think I was surprised that your mom liked gadgets. Cool container! I just keep an empty OxyClean bucket near my knitting chair. Whatever corrals a ball of yarn..or two.

Joansie said...

Deb, the sweater is looking fabulous. Can't wait to see a picture of you wearing the sweater.

Rachael Herron said...

Just got a google alert on your post -- I'm so glad you are liking the book, and I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. I lost mine just two years ago, and it's still hard -- I feel connected to her in many ways, including my knitting, so I understand.

Thanks for mentioning my book, and I hope you continue to enjoy it! :)

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