My friend Rebecca is one of the most talented and creative knitters I know, and when she asked me if I'd make her first child's birth announcements in exchange for a couple pairs of socks, can you guess what my answer was? A resounding yes, of course. I can't wait to start drawing them after we get settled in our new home this weekend. My reward for getting them done on time is sharing with you the second pair of socks she made for me. The design is simple... not as intricate as the lacy gray ones, but the wool she used is deliciously soft and the fit is perfect. I am so in awe of people who can knit. I used to know how when I was a kid, but alas, I am forgetful...
Our barter inspired me to put some of my originals up for sale in my shop. There's nothing like holding something in your hands that the artist (or knitter) spent hours pouring her love and energy into. For the longest time I've had an indescribable attachment to my originals, but seeing how willingly Rebecca gave me those beautiful socks shifted something in me. It helps that Spring is coming and I'm feeling ready for this new transition in our lives. I'm feeling ready to make our home in a different house, and I'm looking forward to sharing a bit more about how we came to this precipice in the coming month.
We officially switch houses tomorrow morning so please wish us luck. Oh! And cross your fingers that Butter's unborn lambiekin holds off from joining us in this world until at least Sunday. ;)
Have a restful weekend, friends.