Blah. I'm having a hard time hitting my stride lately, and feeling discouraged about a lot of little things. It's nothing important, but still. A few things have helped cheer me up today, though, like a good meal, a cup of tea, a prairie walk in the cool evening with my family (during which I found a huge patch of poison ivy, which I have gotten better at identifying lately because it is so ubiquitous and so easily confused with young box elder), and a shiny new knitting project.
Or rather, a fuzzy new knitting project! That's 500 yards of alpaca yarn I got at the Alpaca Festival a few years ago and I wasn't sure what to make with it until recently, when I stumbled across this new designer on Ravelry. This morning I cast on for Low Tide, and it's so simple and easy-going I'll probably have the whole thing done by the end of the week.
Sometimes you need something uncomplicated in your life, you know?