Would you mind if I said Happy Monday? I know for those of you heading off to work, Monday's can be tough, but knitting waits for you, so that's a good thing about this Monday. I worked twelve hours yesterday, so I'm happy to be back home with knitting, homeschooling, and baking. I only work away from home once in a while, as I mentioned, (I'm a respiratory therapist). I have a good job. I even worked hard and finished a degree, (much later in life) about two years ago. But truly, the only job I really love is being a wife, mom, and taking care of my home. It's what I dreamed of, talking with my best friend, so long ago as we walked home from high-school, and it's the job I'm best suited for. So for this job, I am very grateful.
I thought I'd be done with my Oaklet shawl by this morning. I was a bit tired of straight stockinette, I silently called out hooray when I reached the border. Then, being a little over enthusiastic about that, I lost a stitch and knitted on, only to rip later. You know how that goes. Now, I'm back on track with only a few more rows to go, so I'm looking forward to getting it blocked.
I used to avoid knitting with blues, it just wasn't a color I picked often. This particular blue may have been better for socks or baby knits, but now, I like the idea of having a soft, blue shawl to wear. I also have blue material and a dress pattern in mind to pair it with if time allows.
Spring is here! It's only being slightly shadowed by winter's remnants now. The tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths (my favorite), are pushing through the earth, and rose bushes planted late, last fall, are growing small, hardy new leaves. Also, the grass is ever so slightly turning green . Rain is due here all week long, so I'm confident that, this will burst spring forth with all its beauty. I'm really looking forward to flowers buds in vases and new growth in the yard.
I hope your Monday goes smoothly my dear friends. Hang in there! Jeannine
"Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush."