off my needles


beach-knitting-reading finished-shawl spinningyarn

This past weekend was my first kid-free weekend in TWO YEARS!
My parents kept my crew for me from Friday evening to Sunday evening so I could rest and rejuvenate.

I was trying to decide what to do with myself Saturday since the weather was
G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. We’ve lived in the Virginia each area for five years and I’ve never been to the beach by myself, so I fixed that.
I had a moment where I missed the kids being there with me, especially watching the other kids run up and down the beach…but I got over that real quick!
We can all go back on another warm day.

The shawl came off my needles last night and I think I’m supposed to block it?
Since spring has taken a hiatus – it looks like I’ll get some use out of it.
It’s so light and squishy! Added it to Ravelry.

Started spinning again and I’m already trying to decide what to make out of this yarn.
I still have a ways to go….this batch is definitely thinner than my first.
Nearing the end of A Life in Stitches and feeling kinda sad about it.
This has been a great read for me…the chapters are short and I love the way Rachael tells the stories of how she knit her way through so many circumstances in her life.

Joining Ginny.

p.s. I could use some input on what to do with my etsy shop.
I am thinking of starting all over, new name, new focus. Not sure if I should make things(cowls, boot cuffs, hairbows) to sell from my handspun yarn, make little stuffed animals for kids, dye and spin my own yarn to sell.

What do you think?