I kind of hate that I'm only posting once a week now. I used to try and post every other day. But either life is boring (see the last post) or I need to include photos and the whole process of taking, editing, and posting them is apparently beyond me. Time is just rolling on and I don't know that I'm keeping up so well. DH has already been gone more than a month. Sometimes it feels like he left a few days ago and other times it feels like he's been gone for years. I will try and keep up with posting more often though. The first purpose of this dumb blog is for me to have a place to get my thoughts out and I need that more than ever. Except I can't stand trying to think of titles for posts.
There was cake this weekend! Alex turned 14. He's now officially taller than me even when I'm wearing shoes. I'm guessing he's about 5 ft. 10 in. and let's not discuss those size 14 feet. He's wearing the very largest ski boots that Outdoor Rec has for rent. I'm so very lucky to have a kid like this. While he certainly has his moments as a typical teenager, overall he is nice, likeable, helpful, and clever. And he still hugs me if no one is looking.
Also this weekend I bought our plane tickets for our trip back to Florida this summer. It was ridiculously expensive and I flinched in pain when I clicked to buy them. Because we are hoping that DH will join us on his R&R leave, I didn't want to risk flying the nearly-free military flights. Not only can you not be guaranteed a spot on the flight, but you can't take pets. We'll be in the States for 6 weeks and I don't know that I can leave Josie for that long, so she may be accompanying us. Buying the tickets now means that we are definitely going home this summer! I'm so excited.
I've cranked out more scarves this week:
Ehhhh...I still don't really like it. You can't really see the plum color yarn between the brown and the blue stripe and it's a bit too narrow.
This one is better. I've been consumed with wondering what self-striping sock yarn would look like woven. This is the result! I used Vesper yarn from Knitterly Things in the color Muddy Waters. It's an older skein that's a different base yarn from the ones she sells now. I wasn't too thrilled with the look when it was on the loom, but once it was off I decided it was pretty neat! I have tons of Vesper yarn (due to a bizarre plan I had to make some kind of self-striping modular afgan that I'm sure would be a nightmare) and I am looking forward to making another stripey scarf.
This last scarf isn't very exciting, but it's my favorite. I used Di.ve Autunno yarn for both the warp and the weft and it's so soft and cozy. Using the same yarn for both warp & weft means that any wonky edges are camouflaged a bit. This is the prettiest thing I've woven yet.
My phone rang this morning and it was DH who just called to say "I'm fine, okay? Don't worry." I don't watch the news so I knew this meant that something had happened that made him think I might be worried about him. Last week was difficult for him and the entire brigade I think, so please remember all the troops that are working in danger's way right now.