I can safely say that I've finally recovered from the late summer craziness. I'm easing into the new school schedule and finding time to write and knit. I'm so bad at transitions. I find them draining to the point where I become so preoccupied with them that I can think of little else. It takes a lot of energy for me to get used to a new routine. Sometimes it's so draining that I don't realize that I'm scraping the bottom until too late.

The usual things weren't helping me relax and that's when I realized that I needed to refill the well. I had to stop trying so hard and just let go and enjoy something. Last night it was the poetry of Kahlil Gibran. The best line I read last night was:

"Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.  Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved."

It's my little reminder to keep dreaming.

The above is the Holden Shawlette. I'm going through a little shawl kick. Ever since I finished the Multnomah and discovered feather and fan, I've enjoyed the quick knitting and beautiful results. Sometimes when I start a project I'm not sure who I'm knitting for, but this shawl is going to be a sweet surprise for a dear friend. With the holidays coming up I'm determined to knit more gifts than ever, even if I'm woefully behind on my holiday socks.

So here's my progress for the year!

  • Christmas Socks #2 (25% done)
  • Christmas Socks #3
  • Christmas Socks #4
  • Holden Shawlette (40% done)
  • Older Boy Cardigan
  • Younger Boy Cardigan
  • That Knitted Cuff Thing
  • Pepperberry Knits Hat
  • Mitered Block Blanket (95% done)
  • Dahlia Cardigan (8% done)


Shakespeare Cardigan (100% done)

Multnomah Shawl (98% done)

Christmas Socks #1 (99% done)

What do you do to get out of a funk? Let me know in the comments!

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