While I've always known that Liam is a boy who knows his own mind, I got a taste of just how particular he can be this week. He has been, for several weeks now, asking me to knit him a blue sweater. Last week, we finally had a quiet day at home together, and he decided that he had waited long enough. Happy for the peaceful time together, I sat with him and looked through patterns on Ravelry. He seemed to have something in mind, as none of the patterns I showed him were right, until this one popped up. He immediately shouted, "There's my sweater!"
I had planned to knit him a heavier, more outdoorsy sweater for fall, with some wool I have in my stash, but when we went to look at my yarn, he latched on to this GGH Bali he saw, and there was no swaying him. I must say it is very rewarding to be working away on it, and have him come up to me with a smile and ask, "Are you knitting my sweater?" He's so sweet sometimes, I could just kiss his face right off.
The book I'm reading right now is a collection of essays that were published in a Canadian newspaper. The whole idea of gardening in a relaxed way, accepting things the way they are and not striving for perfection is just what I need to focus on as our gardening season gets under way. I'm the first to admit I tend to be a tad obsessive about things, and could easily send myself into an emotional spin while I attempt to have a perfect, mature garden all in place by this fall. We know that's not going to happen, so I'm really working at accepting what I have, and how much I can really do this summer. It's amazing how much what I read affects my feelings, and reading things that support what I'm trying to do here and now is very helpful. Imagine that, eh?
~ Joining in with Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along ~