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!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Making All Sorts of Progress

We're still in the process of emptying my dear Mom's apt.  Almost done.  Whew!

Several dear know who you are...suggested that I set aside 1 hour a day to feed my knitting soul.

Well, I'm making progress with both knitting & reading.

I'm just about at the point of my cardigan where I'm ready to divide sts. for the sleeves.

I've also been reading How to Knit a Love Song By Rachael Herron.  It's so good to just do some leisurely reading & it's a VERY good book.

Here's another treasure that I found my Mom's things.

 Do you know what these are?  Knitting needles, of course, but these are the very ones that my Mom had taught me how to knit with when I was 6 years old.  I can't believe that she still had them.  I take that back....yes, I can....she held onto everything!  Love You Mom!

Hopscotch Cardi x 3!