This time of year, it is very dark when I leave for work and it is easy to be grumpy about that darkness. This morning, I pulled up to the stop sign and paused long enough to see this tiny sliver of the moon hanging in the sky. And I thought about this new baby that is soon to enter our world, about tiny hands and fingernails and the miracle of birth. Today I am grateful for the dark because it gave me this tiny moment of joy.
I am ready for Gratitude week, a lovely community organized by Michelle. This week is a time to be intentional about saying thank you and recognizing the tiny moments in our lives that bring joy.
This morning I am grateful for:
- the excitement of a new life that is just weeks away from joining our family
- pumpkin chili and bread and cookies and granola
- sun shining through yellow leaves
- laundry fresh from the dryer
- a renewed energy for running
I once told a co-worker that Friday was my favorite day of the week. Even on a day when I wake up much too early, I can feel the promise of the week-ending. If it was any other day of the week, I would be grumpy and frustrated to be so wide awake at this hour. But it is Friday and this early hour is perfect for re-starting my Sigla sweater. Yup, another opportunity to un-knit. I got to the point where I would be separating for the sleeves and decided to try it on. There was something about the neckline that seemed off. I could barely get it over my head and I do not like a tight neckline. Fortunately, AsKatKnits had added some notes about this on her project page so I pulled it apart and have begun again. I’m feeling pretty good about this restart.
I was in a staff meeting this week. The topic was mindset – fixed or growth. We had a good chat about the role of mistakes and failure in the learning process. I was in the minority, believing that each mistake is an opportunity. If I didn’t believe that, I would never complete any knitting projects. Nor would I step out and take on some of the projects I have going at work. So, here I sit, listening to Knit British, sipping a lovely cuppa coffee, and casting on a neckline that will be the lovely start of this beautiful sweater. AND, its Friday! Enjoy!
I finished this book a few days ago. I listened to the audio version which is read by Clara Parkes. It was so fun to have her read to me as I drove here and there. On the day I was driving out to Tolt Yarn and Wool, I listened to Clara read about her visit to Iceland. I was on my way to buy some to buy some Lettlopi for the Sigla sweater. And about that sweater. I made a very good start in short time (and I am not a fast knitter). Yesterday I tried it on before I put the sleeves on holders and the neckline was too small. So I un-knitted and have restarted. Just a short backward trek that will be worth it in the end.
Linking up with Ginny today. Happy Wednesday!