I wish this warm with a crisp start weather would stick around for a while. I love fall but always feel like it gets cut short in the DC area. I did get to wear my lovely green Eden sweater this weekend and got a lot of compliments from strangers. It’s always cool when I say, “thank you, I made it myself” and they get shocked and want to ask a million questions.
This weekend we took the dogs on a long walk around one of the big paths in our neighborhood. This is probably the longest walk we’ve ever taken Jellybean on and we were a little worried her little legs wouldn’t be able to handle it and we’d end up carrying her home. She pleasantly surprised us and trotted along like a champ without stopping to ask to be picked up (she will quickly do so when she has done her business and it’s really cold or really wet outside).
Her goofy little stroll absolutely kills me. Cher walks with purpose and such confidence and Jelly just kind of wanders around and bumps into Cher usually 2 or 3 times. No matter what, they make every day infinitely more fun. And speaking of dogs, I read this article about pets not being children on The Cut blog last week. I don’t call myself a dog mom but I know people (who have children too) that do and it rubbed me the wrong way. Why are we so judgmental these days about other people’s choices in life? To balance that one, I also read this article about how more people need to learn to knit to be better people. Really it’s about stopping people from judging other parents and how knitters and the community on Ravelry seems to be a much nicer and more inclusive community. I’ve said it before that I love how loving the knitting community is and I’ve never been around a more supportive group of women. If only we could apply what happens in the knitting community to the rest of life. Sigh…now to knitting.
This was my cardigan on Thursday evening. I knew if I could separate for the sleeves by the time I got to the Walking Dead on Sunday I’d be finished with the body and I was right. I was happily binding off the body last night at 10:30pm – now I just have two sleeves to finish and they aren’t full length. And of course despite planning what I want to make for holiday gifts, this sweater popped into my head over the weekend and I’m contemplating if I want to try something new for my Mom. I’m intrigued and the same yarn I would use for the other sweater would work for this too. Decisions, decisions. What should I do?