July 4th - what's on your needles?
I love the 4th of July. It's the day before my birthday, so when I was little I was convinced all the fireworks were part of the pre-party festivities just for me.
Now that I'm a little older, I appreciate the 4th of July for many reasons, family gatherings, great food, and let's face it, it's a day off work for most of us. The 4th also has significant meaning to me as a member of a military family; while I understand that it's our nation's birthday, I still pause and appreciate all the members of our military for continuing to serve so that we can have many more 4th of July celebrations.
The weather is going to be questionable on the 4th this year. This doesn't dampen my spirits tho, I have knitting to do - and there is no better excuse than crappy weather on a day off. I'm busy designing our item for the SouthWest Yarn Quest - August 17 & 18th. Diving into a great stitch dictionary - Japanese Stitches is my current favorite book - (handy that we have it in the shop) for the perfect combination of stitches for our item. I love designing this _________. I can't tell you what it is, but I can tease you just a little. I'm loving the Lavender Lune yarn the five shops chose (Twisted Loop, needle & skein, Harriet & Alice, Northfield Yarn and Unwind). We're all enjoying this journey and are having a blast coming up with fun things for all the "adventurers" to discover while venturing to all the shops.
Until next time - peace - keep learning - keep stitching.