Hello Again!

After a long absence, I am back in the saddle again.  This year has been a bit of a rebirth for me.  After losing my father at the end last year, I have spent much of my time finding my way back to me.

I read an article on grieving and it referred to this time as thr “Year of Firsts.”  In this age of “putting yourself out there” through social media, I decided to take a little break and be present in my Year of Firsts.  It has been a beautiful journey that has left me so filled with gratitude.

It has also been a time of reorganization, completion of projects that have been long overdue and a rededication to my professional life and all the things that I have loved doing.  Of course, knitting was at the top of the list!

Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been knitting.  Along the way I have taken photos and I will be posting them in the future.

The other day a box arrived.  It was my Big Loop Merino from Loopy Mango.

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I have wanted to make the Nantucket Throw ever since I saw it pinned on Pinterest.  The pattern is available for free on the Loopy Mango website or through Ravelry.

One of my favorite bloggers, GG Made It , would agree that you can’t beat that instant gratification of a few hours work and…poof!…a finished object. (Make sure you check out Gaye’s blog.  It is terrific!)

This skein was so big!  If you don’t believe me check out this photo.  (Sorry there is a shadow…it was midnight and I couldn’t sleep.)

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After about an hour and a half of knitting…

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This is what’s left of that monster skein.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  It’s time to get my needles clicking again.

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