We lived in the same home (our first) for nearly fifteen years, and going through the process of preparing to let it go has been more intense than I ever expected. It doesn’t help that it’s a two hundred year old house that we have put an incredible amount of work and heart into. Right now we are absolutely drowning in all the final projects and details, making for super busy days and some sleepless nights. And of course the air conditioning in our new house went on the fritz in the midst of everything, right when temperatures were in the upper 90s. As a result, we have been stressed and sweaty.
Last week was our home inspection, which felt like a big hurdle, so naturally I cast on for a new pair of socks as we waited on the report. (I’m certain you can follow my logic there.) I wanted something highly engaging so I decided on striped socks knit in scraps of worsted weight yarn. They are coming along quickly, owing in part to our recent discovery of The Great British Baking Show. (I know. We are late to the game as usual.) No matter how tired we are at the end of the day, Jonny and I are squeezing in an episode just to get our minds off all that’s happening with our old house. The first time a friend mentioned the show to me I questioned how it could possibly be interesting, especially considering that I can’t eat anything they make on the show because of my auto-immune diet. I’ve been wrong before. I remember raising my eyebrows many years ago at the whole concept of blogging, and here I am nearing the nine year mark of keeping one myself. I think I can safely say that I am completely hooked on this British baking show and knitting these kinda wacky striped socks. As soon as I reached the heel of the first sock, I cast on for the second. There will be no second sock syndrome this time around!
p.s. Mabel recently started calling me, “Mama,” but only when she’s really mad. She has to be pretty upset to form the “Muh” sound. So basically, she only says it in a yell. It still makes me happy.
p.p.s. Sock details: I am following the general instructions from the Stepping Stones sock pattern in (affiliate link) The Knitter’s Book of Socks but substituting a simple K2P1 rib in place of the pattern.