I came out of last week exhausted, but I am going into this week feeling happy and refreshed. My tenth wedding anniversary was on the 24th, and yesterday, my husband and I finally got our big anniversary date. (We did go out on our anniversary as well, making this an unprecedented two-dates-in-one-week extravaganza.) I have yet to get the rather silly pictures off of Mr. Kninja’s phone, but we went to Stow Lake and rented a rowboat and had a romantic afternoon out of a Renoir painting. It was perfect, and I feel like my soul has been refreshed – rather lavish wording for a pragmatic atheist, but it’s true nonetheless.
I’m also so so very close to finishing up the first Sunniva sample. I’m a knitting monogamist at the moment, very unusual for me, but I feel so excited, both about finishing and about starting on a new idea, that I’m sticking to finishing Sunniva until I find out that I need to do something else. (I have some submissions still up in the air places, so it’s possible that my monogamy will be broken by an acceptance. I’m not counting on it, though.)
So Red-Violet Sunniva is currently one-sleeved, with most of a second sleeve done. I expect to finish the second sleeve today and then it’s a matter of edging the neck and deciding whether to add the lace to this sample or not. (Since the lace is optional, I’m thinking I’ll do one with and one without.)
Anyway, once the Sunnivas are done, I have had an inspiration for a small collection of accessories, and the sketching, yarn planning, and various inspiration boards have already begun. I’m very, very excited about this idea. Many of the projects are quite small, but I think they’re all a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to get started. I’m using the energy I have for that new project as inspiration to finish up my current project! And I got to scout out some gorgeous yarn from A Verb for Keeping Warm for one of the projects this weekend, so as soon as I have the extra cash on hand, I’ll be picking up some more lovely yarn for my future projects! Happy happy.
I need to get together with knitting friends, something I’ve been wanting to arrange for a while yet, but while Mr. Kninja’s schedule is so wonky, it’s quite hard. So that’s the one little thing left to wish for this week, but overall, life’s pretty darn good.