It's been a while since I last posted. I told myself I wasn't going to stress over posting weekly but I never meant to go three weeks without posting. Oops.
Life has been busy.
I turned 60. Yikes! I'm struggling with 60. I was good with 50. Fifty is old and I no longer had to worry about what I looked like or how I acted. I felt like I could be as silly and ridiculous or as serious and professional as I wanted to be in the moment. I had an, "I'm old. No worries." attitude. But 60...??? Sixty just feels like, well, Yikes!!!
I spent my birthday in the pouring down rain as a vendor at the Strawberry and Wine festival. The day was not great. We had a horrible booth location next to a VERY annoying and aggressive Anderson Window guy who was scaring away the few customers who'd ventured out in the rain.
But it wasn't all bad. I spent the day knitting and chatting with my booth-mates and they helped me celebrate with a birthday gift of yarn and a new pattern book.
The second day of the festival was much better. Hot and sunny, a huge crowd at the festival, and we, and several other nearby boothes, complained about the Anderson Window guy so much they allowed us to move our tents to better locations.
So, what was I knitting in the rain during the festival?
Another Reyna inspired shawl. This one is knit with Bamboo Pop Sock yarn I bought from my LYS, Center of the Yarniverse last year. Or was it the year before Covid hit? Let's just say I bought it a while back. The colorway is Muscadine. I love the rustic red, white and blue affect.
Other things that have been going on...