Longest blog break ever! And it was a knitting break, too. All I produced this whole summer were these two socks for Lisa Lloyd's patterns, Corduroy Sock in cranberry and Fence Row in blues, both samples which are now photographed on the patterns. The patterns are a joy to work up, especially in Barb Parry's gorgeous new line of sock yarn at Foxfire Fibers. After I sent these off, I started a new pair of Corduroy socks in some Trekking I had laying around.
This summer was chock full of activity. I ran our a local team of 65 swimmers. We went to Aruba with my sister's family. We have been hosting German visitors for 2 weeks. I was away a couple times with my daughter at her swim meets. And I negotiated and accepted a new full time job which starts in a couple weeks.
I have been trying to set up support systems for myself to ensure that I can handle the job without losing my mind! Cleaning services, help with driving kids around from a high school senior we know, and grocery delivery should help. I am also going with a friend to one of these meal preparation places where you assemble meals, bring home and freeze for later use.
Hopefully, there will be time for knitting. I've come to accept the fact that the next few years may be lean knitting years with my kids at the stages they are in and me working. I'm going to just keep plugging away with this quiet little blog, though. It calms me down to know it's still here.