How has your week been going so far? Are you rushing around like crazy enjoying the last moments of summer, or are you relaxed and enjoying Autumn creeping in?
My week is moving on quickly, how unusual! I am done with work for the week, well going to work that is. I should be sitting here with knitting needles in my hands making more dishcloths, but instead need to get caught up with the blog world. There is thunder rumbling outside my window, Little Buddy is napping and my Teenager is home doing homework, we are all where we need to be and that is a comfort to me.
Very soon you will be on dishcloth overload. Dishcloths are all that I have been working on so this is what you get. I finished number 8 last night and need to get busy on more. I know it is only September, and these are for Christmas, I just feel like I need to get a jump on the seasonal knitting. So sorry if you are bored with them but you are going to get more and more as I make progress on them.
I have posted the pattern in previous posts, so look back a few if you want to make one and want to know more about them.
Two super size Sugar n' Cream cotton yarns make 5 dishcloths. Funny the green/blue ones are bigger than the latest pink ones. I am not sure why as I am using the same size needles? Maybe I am stressed and knitting tighter?
I keep filling my basket with more yarn so I will have some incentive to knit more up and get this project done. I have to admit my mind keeps wandering to other projects. Why is it as soon as I have knitting needles in my hand I want to crochet, and when I have a hook in my hand I want to knit? I think I might have to be very strict with myself for a few days to get more accomplished.
I have listened to two great books on CD's in the last few weeks, they would be great reads, too.
The Last Original Wife by Dorthea Benton.
This book made me laugh out loud while driving. I will listen to this one again as I could not wait to hear what was happening next. You might not grow as a person reading this book, but you will laugh and that is something we all need to do.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.
I also listened to this book and it was a long one, I sort of figured out the end early on but I still wanted to read it and see how it all happened. It was well written and really interesting to listen to. It takes place during the present and during WWII, a sad and fascinating time.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Fabulously written, based very loosely on some true events. I really enjoyed this book and Sue Monk Kidd is an exceptionally good writer. She also wrote The Secret Life of Bees, an all time favorite of mine.
So if you are interested these were great books to listen to or to read.
Twenty-three years ago today my brother passed away from a long battle with Lymphoma. I think of him all the time and miss him. He was a character, always making us laugh, or scream at him because he was crazy. He has missed so much of life, missed watching his children grow up to be fine adults. Missed meeting their spouses and becoming a grandfather seven times over. He has missed meeting my husband, my kids and all the events in life we take for granted. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was wicked in many ways, and very wise all at the same time. My oldest son is so much like him it scares me sometimes. They have very similar personalities, they even walk the same, funny how that happens. It seems as I age I miss him more. I am now 5 years older than he was when he passed away. For that I feel blessed, and I know he is watching out for us all the time. David, you are missed today and everyday.