If you have been watching my Instagram feed in the side bar (or following along – I’ve been having a lot of fun with it and discovering lots of nice people to follow!) you’ll have noticed I finished the Happy Rainbow socks a few days ago. I decided to wear them today! I do love the feel of this 100% BFL sock yarn from Happy-go-knitty.
It is a beautiful start to the weekend. A lovely warm, still and sunny day. The perfect weather in which to kick back and recharge the batteries with a bit of reading, knitting and sitting in the garden with the bunny. He is so adorable – look at him sitting companionably beside me as I knit.
I’ve had to start a new ‘mindless’ knit – this one is Reyna. I’m using Noro Taiyo Sock. Such a lovely, lovely yarn, and the perfect stripe sequence for this pattern! It’s actually quite hard to put down because for a change I am enjoying the garter stitch. I attribute this to the gorgeous yarn and Noro’s special rustic wool/cotton/silk feel that I love so much.
It has been an emotionally exhausting week, and there are a few more to come while my workplace sorts out an organisation-wide restructuring. It’s very likely I will not have a job soon. That is okay. Sometimes a door needs to close, and in this case, I think it is time I looked to find new activities to pay the bills. The rainbow message of hope is a particularly apt one for me at the moment!
That isn’t to say it still isn’t a super scary situation to be in, particularly as I do not have a partner, and I have a child to feed as well, but I need to put on my ‘big girl pants’ and work it through. Audry had some lovely words of advice on her blog today, and she is quite right. It will be alright in the end.
I did decide I needed a bit of a pick-me-up, and managed to convince myself that some new yarn was necessary… yeah…
Midnight Yarns is a new-to-me NZ indie dyer – another discovery from Instagram! Super pretty dye job on a sparkling sock base! Vintage Purls had an all-blue stocking last week, and I of course decided I did not have enough blue in my stash!
Tomorrow, should the weather hold (we are supposedly in for some gale force winds) we are going on a walk with friends to a new-to-me location. Watch the Instagram feed for pretty pics!
Hope you are having a good weekend and here’s to a great start to Socktober!