My happy place

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Ah, I have two days of cabin time, river time, cousin time.  Those two specks are the girls across the river, swimming, and (gasp) getting along.  The bug one has momentarily forgotten that she’s fifteen and hates the world, the little one is enjoying this fleeting moment.  My boys and husband will be here later.  Meanwhile I’m sitting on the porch of the cabin, knitting, watching my river flow by, waiting for my cousins to arrive.  By the end of the day this joint will be hopping!  Tomorrow, it will be a loud, joyous roar, with kids all over the place, too much food, voices overlapping, and laughter.  Can’t wait.

For the last few weeks I’ve had an idea kicking around in my head.  I saw an appealing stitch pattern on facebook and thought  it would make a pretty shawl, if I can figure out how to make it work.  I guess I am semi designing something, which is new and scary ground for me.  I like patterns, looking at them, working them, even tweaking them to be more “mine”.  But designing….never a thought.  I have ripped out twice so far, but think I’m on the right track now.  It feels right to me, not tedious, so I feel good about it.

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That’s where I am, with miles to go.  Does it count as designing a piece, even if I didn’t make up the stitch pattern?  I don’t know.  I’m going to go so I can continue my knitting.  My nieces have arrived and whisked my girls away, and one of my favorite cousins should be here momentarily!  Another is arriving tonight.

Happy day
Shannon

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