I have the most wonderful husband.
The other day as we were driving around doing errands, much to my surprise, we ended up at our local yarn store, Wolseley Wool.
He thought pretty yarns would be a good distraction for me from some of the saddness we have been mired in this week.
And even better… he said I could get anything in the store I wanted. His treat.
*insert sweet smile here*
I restrained myself. In fact, I was really good. Although so were the January sale items at Wolseley Wool! In the end I picked up the following:
A beautiful skein of Malabrigo Rios. I’ve already used up most of it but I can’t show you what I’m making just yet… it’s a gift.
My first ever Schoppel Wool Zauberball purchase (it was 50% off, how could I resist). Socks, anyone?
And two skeins of Cascade Yarn. This is another yarn I’ve never tried before but hear a lot of good things about. Have you tried it?
The Cascades has been wound and is already being used for a new 1/4 lb cowl for a friend. I had actually started this with another yarn I had a while back but the weight of that yarn didn’t have enough substance for my likening. I’m already much happier with how this one is coming along.
While these purchases were only made just a few days ago, I’ve already made good progress on several projects. Focusing on cable kniting and reading patterns has helped me redirect some of my sadness from the past week. It’s not that I’m forgetting… just allowing my brain a little bit of a break.
Are you someone who turns to knitting, or sewing, or baking when you need to redirect your thoughts? What’s your go-to method for destressing and allowing your brain a little down-time when other things weigh heavy on your mind?