Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm Here!!

Hey Y'all!!  I am here and doing just fine!  I know I have been MIA.  Thanks for all the emails asking if I am ok.  I truly feel the bloggy love.  For some reason I find the dog days of summer a bit depressing, and I have been feeling it again this summer.  Although floating in the pool at my folks' house does help (must be the Vitamin D I have been soaking up from the sun) does help chase away the summer blahs.  The stresses of just every day to day life, a sick mother-in-law, a stressed out hubs, a full time job...I can go on a bit...just left me a bit burned out. 

But I am here, and with a smile on my face!

And I have been busy making socks!!  I was determined this year to learn making socks and to sharpen my skills.  I have always been in awe of sock knitters and so intimidated by their skills.  So, as you can see below, I have been working on it.

I have learned so much!!  I love toe up socks!  And now I can't stop looking at sock patterns on ravelry and dreaming about all the sock yarn at SAFF this fall!!!

My mom turned 75 last week!  I told her I was taking a day off of work and we would go do something fun.  I asked her what she wanted to do, and she said I want to go to Joanne's Fabric and look at patterns.  We had a blast!!  As you can see she loaded up her cart with some goodies.  Afterwards we went to lunch.  It was such a fun day!

This evening I realized that the locusts were not buzzing quite as loud as they were yesterday and I could hear soft humming of the crickets.  It sounded like fall to me.  I know there are still some summer days left, but I can feel that beginning of summer ending and fall beginning.  And I love this, because I love the fall1  Everything about it.  I feel so good in the fall...I love the colors, the feel of the air, the outdoor fall festivals, pumpkins.  I could go on and on.  Seems fitting that I should start working on a sweater.  A first for me!!  I hope to have it ready to wear this fall, too!  

I have plans to add some scarves and hats to my etsy shop and knit and crochet up some little pumpkins and leaves!