Happy Friday, friends, and Hello April! I love Fridays and a month with five of them is going to be a favorite even if it starts out with a yellow layer of pine pollen, and includes that ominous Taxes Due date. Here’s how I’m greeting this First Five Friday month of 2022:
Thinking about … my spring/summer knitting. I have a few sweater quantities of cotton and linen blends; I want to knit some color into my wardrobe and need a few new staples. These three sweaters are first up in my queue (click the photos to see the pattern pages on Ravelry)
I have a “few” full sweater swatches for those first two, so I’ll probably start there. I’m also contemplating a new afghan for the family room. Am I crazy to think about knitting an afghan when we’re going to be turning on the air conditioner?
Grateful for … a new month. a fresh start. a month without any (planned) doctor visits or tests. and a month that promises longer days, bright colors, and maybe … something that resembles a new normal.
Inspired by … National Poetry Month, Modern Mrs Darcy’s Bookclub (we’re reading poetry in April!), books I LOVE written by poets, Lenten devotions featuring poetry … to pick up some new-to-me poets and read them. cover to cover. On my short list: Kate Baer, Joy Harjo, Natasha Trethewey, E.J. Koh (I’m fascinated by poetry in translation).
Fun … our girls’ weekend in Beaufort is happening this month! We haven’t been since 2019. (and I haven’t left the metro Atlanta area since October 2019!!) The “girls” are me, my mom, my sister, and my sister-in-law. We are going the weekend after Easter and the weather should be pleasant. It will be wonderful to just get away – we aren’t planning on doing much besides meeting up with Charlie, walking the historic streets, and visiting Sea Island Presbyterian. It’s just three weeks away; I’m going to let myself get excited about it!
What T-G-I-or-F do you have in store this month. I’d love for you to share. Life is always better when we do it together!