I had high hopes for yesterday and Monday. I had planned a clean out of my sewing room. Culling some fabrics to make room for all the fabric waiting in another closet, some which I have had for much much too long. Hanging a shelf to house all of my yarn stash, starting on Livie’s birthday wool coat and a few cowls from that organic cotton sherpa I have been hoping to use but the days keep flashing by and none of that is getting done. Just when I might have time the clock says its time to make dinner and then all of a sudden its bedtime and oh where does the time go.
Knitting however can go where ever and can be done while watching movies or sitting together. Knitting is so good because I don’t have to choose between working on my projects or spending time with my kids. What could be more important? Young adults who want to spend time with me.. yes of course I will, every single time.
Yesterday I realized I was pretty close to finishing knitting Olivia’s Sontag. This pattern has been on my wishlist since 4 years before she was ever even born. Nick and I went to a thrift store in Brooksville (which isn’t even there anymore) and I found a pile of old knitting books. I wasn’t very good at knitting so I kept the crochet patterns but inside of one of those books was this wrap around shawl which looked like it belonged on a beautiful woman living somewhere in Eastern Europe. I bought that book and then when I learned to knit, I went looking for it. I never found it. I did remember the name of the shawl and one day found this one on Ravelry. Very very similar to that old pattern I had purchased. Even the picture of the woman in the pattern looked so very much like the one in the book.
This is such an easy knitting project and it turns out to be such a cozy warm and comforting shawl to wear. It’s like a hug. Olivia has not taken it off long enough for me to even work the ends in. As soon as it was wrapped around her I decided I needed one and from the looks on the girls faces, I think they also want one for their own. I’m usually mentally ready for a new project but I am excited to make another Sontag for me and then two more for Ronnie and Erica. January, you are so good to me… and perhaps tomorrow I will get my sewing room cleaned out.