Popping in here finally to show that, indeed... I did finish my most recent Leaping Stripes and Blocks blanket:
A couple of posts ago I mentioned that I was going to run out of one of the yarns, so I frogged what I had finished (about half a blanket) and started over again - this time, thinking I'd make it a child-sized blanket. This one measures ~ 45 inches x 34 inches. Quite a bit smaller than I originally envisioned when I started over. And now, wouldn't you know it - I have enough of all of the yarn used in this blanket to make yet another blanket this size.
Sometimes I amaze myself at how much I'm able to make more work for myself.
But it's finished, and I'm glad to move on to something else.
I haven't been able to manage keeping up with my blogging buddies recently, but I've got reasons. Mostly life is just busy and honestly... during this COVID time it's a welcome busy.
Work is coming right along sorting through and moving things from my MIL's house. Yesterday we, personally, accomplished moving some large pieces of furniture to replace some lesser pieces of our own. Even with the help of some friends and a son, I'm hereby declaring I'm just too old for this moving business!
Others are moving things out this week (one hired movers - that's one smart cookie), and then it's time for the painters to come in. By the end of September/early October I fully expect the house to be sold - hopefully closed on by the end of October. While, to hear hubs talk about it, you'd think this was all happening at a snail's pace, but I just can't believe how quickly we've gotten to this point (since early June)!
On one hand, I look forward to life resuming some semblance of normalcy, but on the other hand nothing is normal about our normal lives right now and I'm kind of dreading the let down that may accompany slower days. It's not that I don't have plenty to do, but I am going to miss some aspects of what has been hard, but rewarding work. Reflective work. I can do this kind of work in my own home, with my own stuff, but it's just not the same...
Ah well... That's it from me on this last Sunday of August, 2020. A welcome finish of a yarny project and a bit of reflecting on life. Even when I'm busy, it seems I'm always reflecting on life.
In September hubs and I will be jumping back into our volunteer jobs at church. It will be the first time we've been back to real live church since early March. Here's hoping it will be fairly uneventful - not exactly what I hope for normally, but these are not normal times...
I already say that, didn't I?