So when I woke up this morning after a record-breaking 11 hours of sleep, I was happy to to have the time (and the energy!) to knit. All that I had left were the last rows of lace rib and the thumb, and then I could soak the mitts in Soak and watch them dry on my little porch.
Pattern: Delicato Mitts by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino sock yarn, “Blue Rain”
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1.5 bamboo dpn’s
Modifications: Not one
I’ll need another comforting knit to help soothe me through the rest of the month. Only three weeks to go, but we’re all tired and tense, and there’s nothing to do but keep on. I’ve said it several (or too many) times already, but I do think that this is the most grueling August in the thirteen Augusts I’ve spent at the bookstore.
While other people are glancing at the calendar with a little sadness, I am counting the days until Labor Day. Then I’ll start a big project, or really clean my home, or go to the ocean, or excavate my desk, or visit my family, or get a haircut, or go to Target, or just breathe.