Finished Anna vest
A couple of weeks ago, I finally finished my Anna Vest. It was a super rewarding project, as it introduced a few new skills in pattern-reading, and also increased my confidence in my finishing skills (lots of seaming and that long button band).
For more notes, or if you're a knitter and want all the details, you can find them on my Ravelry (although you may need a Ravelry account to view it). Also of note, I knit this as part of a Knit-A-Long (KAL), where a group of knitters decides to knit the same pattern, each with her own rendition. Everyone knits the pattern at the same time, formally, or informally. For me, I love the idea of a KAL for the camaraderie (check), and the accountability (check). If you're curious, there are other knitters' Anna vests at #annavest.
And I love it. Naturally, I'll be more excited to wear it once the weather is cool and crisp. And there are so many layering possibilities! I'm looking forward to several vest + dress or vest + tunic + pants + boots combos, come fall.
P.S.—Thank you once again, Molly, for your photography skills!
P.P.S.—I just returned from a wonderful trip to my hometown, in Minnesota. More on that in a post soon!
What brings me to worship: Life lately, mid-May 2021
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.
2020: A year in review
Now that we're well into January, I'm sitting down to write and glance back at the last year. I'm not much of a resolution-maker (not fundamentally opposed, just not for me), but I do find it's healthiest for my heart and mind to reflect and then continue on into the next year. Like every single year, there are good, hard, and in-between snippets and seasons.
I did it. I hopped aboard the sourdough train. I've made exactly one loaf of sourdough in my life, once last year, just a few months before we moved across the country from Texas to Indiana. I've long been interested in fermented foods, and tried my hand at a few, namely, kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut. And sourdough has been one on the want to try again list. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?