Yesterday was a really tough day in so many ways. I worked my heart out on the dreamboard workshop and then because of web insecurities couldn't launch it. The web stuff is so worrisome and like navigating sharky waters but I made great progress. I'm also definitely coming down with what's knocked Justin out for a couple of weeks. And, it was Mom's birthday and I was missing her so very much. The hilARious thing was that I had held onto one of those Christmas lottery tickets and decided that yesterday was the perfect day to play. Look what the very first thing I uncovered!!! It was definitely Mom's way of saying hi.
I cataloged my yarn the other day, and in doing so realized I had LOTS of yarn - including lots of sock yarn. I love making socks! Why wasn't I making socks? Because I didn't have a sock pattern on me! After a fair amount of searching and head scratching I cobbled one together from a few patterns online. I'm testing it out. The left picture is the cast-on, which felt WAY too small, but by the first row it was looking larger and more promising. Hopefully it will all work out!
Yesterday was a horrible day. Not just because it was Mom's birthday. Stress was over-the-top and we should have stayed home blah blah blah. Then, on the way home from Staples I saw it. A phenomenon called "a pillar of light". Reg had told me about it recently. It's when the sun sets and the ice crystals above it brighten into a pillar of light. It's quite rare and so beautiful, my photos from the car did not do it justice. I just felt that if Mom was going to send us a sign, this would be it. It was magnificently beautiful. So that helped me a lot.