Anyone else looking back to see what they posted a year ago? I was working on a shawl that eventually got frogged. The yarn is carefully stored away and will make something lovely someday but not that pattern.
Three things on my gratitude list today:
1. Socks – For years I said, “I don’t knit socks”. But now it seems I do. This is my second pair and they should be done by the weekend. I can see where I made some little goofs or where I want to learn a new technique but I am excited to wear these and have plans for the next pair. This is my 100 days project and so far, I have only missed one day of knitting on socks.
2. The garden – I thought working from home would give me more time for my garden last spring but those online meetings were relentless. But this year, I have already begun prepping and planning. Of course that is a luxury of retired life. I get to choose which online meetings I want to attend. As the days get longer, I know that digging in the dirt and growing things will bring great joy.
3. My home – I have always loved our home. We have been here almost 34 years now. There were times when I thought it was too big for just the two of us but being at home this last year has given me a new appreciation for each room. I know which room is best for morning sunshine, reading, and yoga, and which room is the quiet space that works well for Zoom meetings. I have given over my living room to the little people and it is so wonderful to have a place where we can leave their stuff out, ready for fun. And I am looking forward to the day when I can set the dining room table with all the extra leaves so we can have a family dinner.
Off to visit Carole today. Happy Thursday.