Well, the scarf is coming along slowly, one row at a time. When I sit down to watch the news I will do a few rows, but the garden is constantly calling my name, and since we definitely do not need scarves right now when it is so hot out, I am fine with that. Plus, when I knit stuff in the summer, the kids seem to forget that I made it for them, and are surprised when they open their fall or Christmas presents!
I have some cute sock yarn that I picked up, so I am looking for little girls sock patterns for my 6 year old. I would like to have something fancy, but not sure that she will actually care about fancy socks. She is more of a barefoot kind of gal (as is her mama), but come winter I know she will need something on those little tootsies. I tend to knit thicker socks for the kids, they seem to wear better, and stay on their feet, but some fancy purple sock yarn just had me!
Reading, well I just finished a little e-book called YourRetreat by Erin Odom of The Humbled Homemaker. It is all about taking a much needed retreat as a mama. I think that all mamas are so busy, whether you work outside the home, or if your home is your primary working ground. There always seems to be something to do. And taking time for oneself is not easy at all. Instead we sneak off to the grocery store, or to run errands in order to get a bit of free time. I definitely recommend this book, and can’t wait to take a personal retreat of my own!
Do you take a personal retreat? Is it something you do every year or multiple times a year? What is holding you back from taking one?