Sunday, August 13
Saturday, August 12
Today was an incredibly rainy day with lots of flooding on the church grounds (the chapel and the house were perfectly safe as they are situated on higher ground). We spent a lot of time wandering around the yard, looking everything over and waiting for the water to recede.
I also finally got going on my next knitting project. It was too much of a challenge to knit slippers with my sock yarn held double, so I frogged that project (until I find a skein of dk weight) and just cast on to a third pair of Amelia socks.
Thursday, August 10
My sister gave me this Sweet Georgia sock yarn in Charcoal a few months ago. With my rose socks off the needles, I'm ready to crack into it. I wound my yarn, cut up a cantaloupe, and printed off a slipper pattern to work on while the children swim. I'm babysitting Caroline for my daughter... so I'm not sure how far I'll get with my knitting before she wakes up and needs some attention. 😜
Wednesday, August 9
I finished up my pair of pink colored Amelie socks in Madeline Tosh Sock Yarn (rose colorway). I began them at the beginning of July, while the children were at camp and I was visiting my sisters. I really enjoyed the pattern my second time around. The pattern is intuitive, so I was able to knit these while watching television or spending time with my family.
Tuesday, August 8
I had a brainwave a few weeks ago after finding multiple towels on the floor after baths for the 9,876th time. Everyone just needed their own specific towel and the towel hooks needed to be lowered. Each child got to pick their own new towel and now I know exactly who is leaving their damp towel on the floor.
Monday, August 7
The children and I had errands to run in town last week. One of the shops we stopped in was Hobby Lobby and I was surprised to find that they are now selling felt letter boards, which I have admired from afar on Instagram. I was able to use a coupon to buy it and have had fun coming up with different quotes to use. In the end, I decided to go with one of my favorites by Louisa May Alcott, " The power of finding beauty in the humblest of things makes home happy and life lovely."
Currently, the board is hanging in the dining room, but I am hoping to find a good spot for it is the playroom, which is where we spend a lot of our time during the school year. I think that the grey of the felt and the lightness of the wood will look quite nice in the grey-blue of the playroom.