The Quiet Week

Sometimes it’s best to say nothing and just quietly keep your hands busy. This week was a big week. We closed on the sale of our old house yesterday and I’d be lying if I were to say that it wasn’t at the forefront of my thoughts this week. I’ve never sold a house before and while I don’t know of these things falling through or issues coming up in the last week, there was work happening on the old house and paperwork exchanging hands and I was just really kind of nervous about the whole thing. Rather than obsess about it here or try to channel myself into work, I just stepped away and let my hands stay busy. Sometimes a quiet week is just what we need.

I hung out with this guy.

He’s pretty awesome at relaxing and not sweating the small stuff.

We did celebrate our “Moose-iversary” this week. Five years since he became part of our family. What a precious addition he’s been — I’m thankful for each and every day we’ve spent with him.

I also went to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with my kids and ate my weight in popcorn and knit on this sock.

I’m in need of some shorty socks so I cast this on right before the movie. I’m using the Rose City Rollers pattern and some Nomadic Yarns self-striping yarn. I’m not usually one to bring knitting to the movies, but I just kind of felt like it so I went with it. It was good.

I did a lot of plying.

And I finally figured out how to wrap my Andean Plying tool correctly. Now I’m wondering if how I wrap it on my hand is wrong because it works, but it’s different. I’ll be looking into that in the coming days.

I actually finished plying four skeins…

They got their spa treatment and I’ll be sharing them soon. I also started a spin with the fiber you can see above. As part of the art yarns theme in the Three Waters Farm Ravelry group I’m spinning this into a ‘gimp’ — a 2-ply yarn that has one ply half the size of the other. The bright green & blue will be the lighter ply. I’m about halfway through the heavier ply. I think it’s going to be really, really pretty.

I watched my daughter catch a toad.

Because the weather has been pretty beautiful so we had to get outside. And there was a toad.

And last, but not least, I started my Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club installment for April.

I will share a bit more about this one soon. I have a larger scale post planned for it in which I also share the FOs from the first installment from this club. I really love those FOs, but they were completed during the move and thus have kind of fallen through the cracks here on the blog. Soon though, I’ll share all the juicy details of those knits and this one, too. This one is just a two row repeat and is proving to be super addictive.

So the words, they weren’t here while I wrapped my head around the move and the sale of our old house, while I worried about things that I didn’t need to worry about. I’ll admit, it’s a little bittersweet, but mostly I’m just relieved. 79 days after deciding to move the whole maneuver is complete. I don’t know why exactly, but it just felt like a quiet, mindful week was exactly what I needed. My hands though, obviously they were busy as always!

6 responses to “The Quiet Week

  1. Kudos on recognizing what you needed for yourself and indulging! You got SO much done, and I’m so happy the grueling and stressful parts of all of the moving are behind you. I’m grateful you had Moose to pull the heaviest load. 😅 Can’t wait to see the FO’s!

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