Dreaming of beachy days. The project bag is from Mothy.and.the.Squid who also dyes yarns fabulously. The shawl (Drachenfels by Melanie Berg) is chock full of blissful garter stitch, but lacey stuff is in the next on the list. This was supposed to be my first full sized shawl, but I succumbed to the siren song of all that is WestKnits, and made one totally out of my depth. I am a slow and persistent knitter lol. Also I am reorganizing the entire house, so there is chaos except here in my knitting bag and a few spindles.
About last week, when I said I'm learning to sit in my discomfort, I should have been more specific. I'm learning to just listen to things like other people's anger and pain even though it makes me uncomfortable. I do it so they know they are heard. I was raised with the expectation that people, especially women should make people feel better by saying things like, "it'll be better" or offering "solutions" which can make the people speaking feel shut off and unheard. Just wanting to be clear, I'm not wearing a hair shirt or anything.