The power of story is to heal and to sustain. And if we are brave enough to tell our own story, we realize we’re not alone, again and again.Suleika Jaouad, Between Two Kingdoms
June’s story took me to some new places – literally – two days away at Lake Lanier, downtown to March for Our Lives, and to Katie’s new home – and figuratively – my first statewide call for Moms Demand Action (not pictured above). and gave me ample opportunity to re-visit many of the “places” I know and love – books, knitting, morning walks to the lake, and enjoying all the bold colors that truly celebrate this season.
I shifted the morning walks to be a little earlier. I try to leave by 6:40 (sunrise is 6:30-ish these days so I’m not walking in the dark) to avoid the heat; getting home and showered by 8 gives my hair time to air-dry (always a happier place) before I have to leave the house – never earlier than 9:10. It’s working well – and days when I can capture colors on the water … well, that makes it all worthwhile. Morning lake views featured a record (I think?!) seven times in this month’s collage:
The collage features a few photos of knitting that I know I haven’t shared here (or even talked about!) I need to do a proper FO post for one (and by then maybe two?) sweater, but here are bigger photos (click the images) and a few words for the four projects shared above.
Left to right (all links to Ravelry): 1. I finally attempted matching stripes – it worked! (also, it took me nearly SIX months to knit these socks, which goes to show how little I’ve been “out and about” this year). 2. Silk Tee – I finished this – wove in the ends and blocked! – last month and still haven’t even tried it on. maybe tomorrow? for sure next week! 3. I unraveled this scarf to knit something new. 4. Twofer (which I did “officially” finish and share here).
Here are a few other things that made my Happy List last month: my neighborhood bookclub is meeting again in person. the Women’s Prize short list – and the winner! Atlantic Crossing & Ridley Road on PBS and Somebody Feed Phil – a new season – on Netflix. homegrown tomatoes (this is Marc’s 3rd year with his garden and I think he’s mastered it). Connecting with cousins – my dad’s brother and his daughter’s family stopped in Atlanta for three nights on their way home from the beach. Here we are (minus the two teens who refused to be in the photo!) after a lovely lunch out
and that feels like the nicest way to close this list.
How about you? what made your happy list in June?