Life and socks.

I keep thinking, I should write a blog post soon. And then something else happens and I just don’t write. It’s been nice to take a bit of a break, I’ve been a trifle inactive on social media as well. But I do miss writing and sharing. This blog has really helped me coalesce my thoughts and intentions through the simple act of writing things down. I like that.

All that has been happening has been lovely. Since we last spoke, we’ve done some celebrating with my family, had a weekend trip with some friends, and had my favorite newly engaged couple up to visit. Today, let’s look back in pictures and in socks, and I’ll resume regular posts soon. Probably.

While visiting my family we had cake for my birthday:

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They put all 34 candles on it.

I got to visit with my two best friends in the whole wide world for a few precious hours. We were so taken up with each other that we didn’t get a picture together!

We left from my hometown to take a trip with one of the aforementioned besties and another mutual friend. And all of our families. 6 grown-ups and 6 kids stuffed our cabin full, but it was so nice to spend time with everyone. One night, the kids and dads made supper so I stole a few moments of knitting on the back porch.

 

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Second sock with a view.

On our last day, we took all the kids to an adventure park. It was a fantastic idea! Kids had fun and we loved watching them.

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photo courtesy J Gouge Photography – jeremygouge.com

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photo courtesy J Gouge Photography – jeremygouge.com

 

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photo courtesy J Gouge Photography – jeremygouge.com

If you’re noticing a trend, the photo courtesy J Gouge Photography – jeremygouge.com part, well we were lucky enough that one of our six adults is an excellent photographer!

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Our whole group! photo courtesy J Gouge Photography – jeremygouge.com

After we made it home, I managed to finish up my second pair of birthday socks which also happened to be my vacation socks. They are pair 12 for the year! My Box O’ Sox is finished, but we can talk more about that on another day.

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Peepaloo Fields on Sensible Sock in the Sprinkle Colorway

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I cast on another pair almost immediately. I can’t really stand not to have socks on the needles. This is Hedgehog Fibres, Twist Sock in the Down By the River colorway:

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When I got back to work after vacation, my favorite intern of all time had gone back home. She really is awesome and I hope to connect with her in the future. She left me the coolest birthday present:

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Etched mirror, her artistic interpretation of quasicrystals. Physics is cool!

That weekend, my brother, his fiancé, and her little brother came to visit. P.S. He proposed to her and our family couldn’t be happier. I’m ecstatic that we get to keep her. While they were here we went for a nice walk and picnic at the bay. We had a blast.

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Chesapeake Bay

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Impromptu D&D game while supper was cooking

On Monday, as you may have heard, there was an eclipse. We only got 82% coverage here in Maryland, but we celebrated in style.

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Beyond that, I have continued to work on the secret projects. I’m almost done with them! I’ve kept my sanity by continuing to work on socks and the first one is coming along nicely.

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I think that’s it for the last couple of weeks. I’m getting excited to be done with the secret stuff and move on to new things. I feel a bout of startitis coming on–my Ravelry queue is teaming with ideas and my sewing room is bursting with potential!


YoM day 221-236: Sock knitting and secrets!


Happy making!

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