It has been a whirlwind of activity lately. Or else it just seems like it. I've been so distracted and had difficulty staying on any one task at a time. How frustrating. It's just so much for one person to deal with at times!
Here is the latest thing that is taking my mind away from other things I should be doing but don't really want to! This is Sydney, modelling a lovely new sweater that her Nana made for her. Sydney is such a little doll. She reminds me so much of her mother - her nose is just like Sarah's, a little turned up with a cute little point to it. I'm waiting for a mole to show up on her face just like her mom's! Sydney and I seem to get on very well. I guess you could say we have a little bond that happened the day she was born - she heard my voice and turned her head toward me in the delivery room, our eyes met and we've been pals ever since. My other grandchildren are all very special too. I'll have to write about them soon.
Here is the sweater up close. I used a Peter Pan pattern and used Snuggly Fair Isle DK. The colour almost seems like cotton candy and Sydney has just the right colouring for it, too! I really like Snuggly yarns by Sirdar. Their acrylic is soft yet stands up to washing/drying and doesn't pill like Patons Astra/Canadiana does. The trim on this sweater makes all the difference, turning it from a boring raglan, to something quite feminine, something a girley girl would wear.
Thank God for knitting and the sanity it brings. I don't know if I could manage without it in this busy, crazy and often chaotic world. I sit in the living room or in my bed, put on anything on TV or sit and chat with, someone and my fingers let loose. It takes the chaos and helps my mind to work it through with a sense of peace and settles all the issues I'm dealing with in their rightful place in my mind.
Today, I'm having a day off - I think it's time to get some knitting done. Hopefully, no one will disturb my peace. That will be my prayer.