Mixed Bag Monday


I can’t believe we’re at the end of another weekend already…

This one was a mixed bag for me, as the post title suggests. Friday was St. Valentine’s Day and I’m not a supporter of the commerce and greed that seems so prevalent on 14 February, but genuine affection and all those things are lovely. I was pleasantly surprised by these, delivered to my office around the lunch hour:

Valentine's Day 2014

Well… Gobsmacked is probably closer to my actual reaction! On what was a blowy, cold and snowy day – these were welcome in so many ways. On Saturday, I was with family at my Father-In-Law’s funeral service. An occasion both sad in the goodbye and in gratefulness for his release from the terrible toll of Dementia. Seeing so many of the extended family was wonderful and a great support particularly in my new roll, as my former Husband and I find a new way forward.

Friday morning had brought the release of Clue five in my mystery KAL and so, as knitting has been both solace and valium for the last year and a half, I knit in ernest all Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I completed the clue early Sunday morning and here is the stole progress and detail:

Clue five finished

Clue five finished

Clue five detail

Clue five detail

Sunday afternoon, tucked into my sunny, warm living room with my BFF, our knitting, our tea and lots to talk about rounded out the weekend. Friends and Family make all our lives moments that much richer.

 

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