I seem to be telling my kids a lot this summer, that “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” And this week I choose to heed my own advice.
Although I wish I were in the left coast Portland for Sock Summit, I am not. I am however choosing to be actively engaged in “virtual sock summit” on Ravelry and with many friends, virtual and real. Nartian, Tapmouse and Disco to name a few!
To make matters even better, Laura of Knitifacts sent me these awesome markers that I had been drooling over! She sent the nicest note too, telling me that I would be there in “spirits”. Spirits, haha, get it! These markers are such high quality they seem more like jewelry for my knitting! (Booth 403…just sayin’)
And because a girl can change her mind, I remembered that I had another skein of Sock-a-licious in this beautiful shaded blue. I will be knitting Bubblicious in Blue Mist now. Casting on tonight!
Look how well it matches the pretty bubbles we blew!
And lastly, if I were in Portland, I would miss an event I have been anticipating for over a decade. This is the first time since that these 2 hydrangeas, given to us as a housewarming present 12 years ago, have bloomed!