A few weeks ago I put a hole in the leg of my favorite pair of jeans. I was heartbroken because it was in a place that made a seamless looking repair impossible. So, I came up with this as a solution. It is right above my left knee. I put a small flower on the pocket to help make it look intentional and now I can wear them again. It must look ok because Kate asked me if I would embroider her jeans. I'm just glad I can wear them again.
I have finished one waving laces sock and am about a third of the way through the second. The yarn is soft and real nice to work with. I also started the yarn harlot's one row scarf (k2,ktbl,p1) in some lovely baby alpaca that I bought when I bought Emily's 'bribe' yarn. She calls it that because she thinks I am bribing her into not giving up on the whole sock knitting thing by giving her really nice soft yarn to play with. It's a wonder it hasn't felted with all the petting it gets. I realized that I have never made myself a scarf and I need one so I am making the one row scarf for me. The yarn is deep fall colors and the pattern looks nice and it doesn't require much attention on my part. Since my sinuses are giving me a hard time (it's the weather, temps up one day and down the next), I can't always pay too much attention.
My neighbors across the street have the most beautiful tree I have ever seen. It is big and round, a maple that has become the prettiest color this fall. Yesterday morning, about 9 am, I went outside to get the newspaper and my street was silent, a little unusual for a Saturday morning. I just stood there and absorbed some of the silence and realized how nice it was to have the quiet. Some geese flew overhead, quacking away and I could hear them but not see them. It was one of those still, quiet moments when you just listen. As we rush through our lives, it is a great blessing to just stop and listen to the world and breathe.