Last weekend my mom turned 60! I was blessed to go visit her for the weekend completely kid free! This meant I could knit (almost) as much as I wanted uninterrupted by toddlers. (Ironically, as I type this the toddlers have invaded the shop and I have been interrupted more than 10 times.)
After losing her house in the Camp Fire last year, my mom has been in the process of sorting things out and making decisions about her future. At the end of spring she decided to relocate to Idaho. I was of course disappointed that she did not choose southern Oregon. Alas, she is forging her own path. This is not how or where she expected to celebrate her 60th, but it was nice to see her excited about where she is and what she’s doing.
I took exactly two knitting projects with me for the weekend. One super easy stockinette project I could knit without looking at—perfect for knitting in a car and being able to look around to take in new surroundings. The other was my super secret colorwork shawl. I got so much done on it this weekend. I can’t wait to reveal it. Hoping it’s done by the beginning of September.
Do you ever take a break from your complicated knitting by switching to a simple knit? It’s so relaxing. The life of a Fiber Artist means you rarely have less than a few WIPs going at any given time. I have discovered over the past year that combined with also being a yarn shop owner this means your WIPs are more numerous than you care to discuss (even with yourself. LOL). I often have to make a list of projects at the beginning of the day. Then I cycle through each a 1/2 hour at a time. In between projects I get up and walk around. I sweep or get a drink or use the bathroom. Generally, I give myself a break every 30-45 minutes. That way my body doesn’t feel the lasting effect of this sedentary activity.
Don’t forget to sign up for September classes! I am so excited about everything that’s being offered. Next Wednesday, August 28th, get 5% off on your purchases in celebration of Min’s 5th bday!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I will write again soon.