I've had a yearning as of late to pick up my knitting needles again. I usually don't start a project until I have another one done but I'm finding that I like knitting a bit, sewing a bit and reading a bit lately. This wrap caught my eye and I thought I would try my hand at the diamond pattern. I'm finding that as I count the various stitches in each row that I'm enjoying the rhythm of the knitting and it helps keep my mind focused in the present and not off in the "what if's" a mind can conjure up when feeling anxious.
When I grow weary of the counting then I'm back at my sewing machine working on the cloth napkins for Chelsea's wedding rehearsal dinner. This is pretty mindless sewing and I like it right now. The colors are very soothing and the lavender water I press with is calming as well.
I'm also trying to work my way through this book. It is not normally something I would pick up but since the movie is coming out next month I thought I would see what all the fuss was about. I'm finding it entertaining as I have just finished her journey through Italy and the "eat" part of the book. I'm not sure, overall, how I feel about it yet and was wondering if any of you have read it and how you feel about it? Also, do you keep more than one project going at a time?
I want to let you know of a giveaway, Beverly at My Sew Sweet Studio has made a beautiful tote bag and is giving it away in celebration of her 100th post. Stop by for a visit!