~Making more herbal oils…I have calendula and rose petals steeping now and it’s going to be absolutely divine! Next week I think I’ll do lots of healing herbs in olive oil and see if I can’t finally get around to that batch of salve I’ve been meaning to make.
~All of the late summer wildflowers. It’s hard to believe that it’s the time of goldenrod already. The purple asters, that are my especial favorite, are all starting to bloom at the bottom of the driveway. Time to stop pinching back the mums and let autumn really be on it’s way…
~Knitting, knitting and more knitting. Oh so much knitting! Someone in the comments recently asked me how long it takes me to complete a project. I’m afraid that I can’t really accurately answer that question. It totally depends on the project and my mood. Also, I may knit a rather large something over the course of a few days and then, as experience tells us, take 6 months or more to work in the ends or sew on a few buttons. It also depends a lot on how much I’m sleeping, which can vary greatly.
I go through phases like this every once in a while. This one I think is being fueled by an uncertain future and a strong innate desire to just keep my children warm this winter. I knit in the car while Steve drives, I knit while I wait for the water to boil so that I can wash dishes, I knit while I wait for pages to load. I try to sneak in a stitch or two around a nursing babe. I knit a row in-between helping the boys with their lessons. I knit a round while they set the table.
I met someone at a party a couple of weeks ago.
With a slight smirk he said to me, “Yeah, I think I saw you at the lake recently. You were standing in the water, knitting, with one baby on your back and the other splashing your legs. I thought it was a pretty impressive display of multitasking.” (read as: I thought that you were totally insane.)
Yup, that sounds about right.