Sunday, January 8, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Amazing how a simple picture can capture so much.


It has been quite awhile since I've been able to sit down and watch a movie and knit. Let's face it. The knitting mojo went 'poof' the last year or two. That we already knew. So just the fact that I was knitting is exciting. But watching a movie and knitting, something so many of us knitters can do, has been challenging for me the past year or two. When my dad and I would watch tv together, he would ask why I wasn't knitting and I'd say it was too hard to concentrate or my head hurt or I just couldn't. HUH??!?!

I know. If you're a knitter, that may sound odd. If you aren't a knitter, give us a netflix marathon and watch the knitting magic happen. Movies and tv knitting are my jam. Were.

Yes, yesterday it was lovely to find the calm and stillness that I've been needing for a long time to be able to sit, enjoy a movie and knit at the same time. Maybe not the best movie choice to go along with that as someone teased, but I've been wanting to see that movie since I saw the preview way back when. And goodness, technically this wee baby sweater was going to be the blue-eyed princess',  and she's already 15 months old!


So it is exciting that today I just need to finish a wee sleeve.


It is also exciting that today I'm not wandering anymore. HUH??!?! My home life has been in transition in one way or another since December 2009. It has taken longer than expected, but last month I made a big step in planting roots for where I want my home to be during this next season of my life.

I knit that sweater and watched that movie in my home. In a space that I chose and created and am  still creating.



It may have been fueled by amazing coffee too, ha. I love exploring new places, and discovered Temple Coffee yesterday. Any other local faves in the Sacramento area?

The glassybaby candle above was a gift, and I've fallen in love with the company. When perusing their website I gravitated right to the blues and the one below, before I even read the name.


It may be a thousand miles from where you were born, maybe you've never been there before, but if people that you love are near, maybe it's home sweet home.

I think you can guess which candle my destash money may be going towards. (pssst: mention moving sale and receive 10% off any of my destash here).


One more thing about my knitting and movie time that I'm grateful for is that it also helped me find my voice for this blog post. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.... there's so much social media out there and I've missed my blog, my virtual home sweet home. I think it's the Yarn Harlot who describes her blog as her home, her space. Yes. I get to chose the layout and if I want ads or if I want the feed to show in chronological order or not (oh messed that up!). I've missed my knitting and connecting with you guys. So hi. Here I am today, on my way to my favorite coffee place to write this post for me and for you.


More love. Less fear.

My hope and prayer for us all this year. Happy New Year!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

So nice to see you blogging! I agree, blog is home. I like IG and FB, but I don't get to control those.

Renee Anne said...

Wait wait wait wait wait wait wait......SACRAMENTO?! What the hell, lady?! How are we supposed to get together to knit if you're a zillion hours away?

Also, don't tempt me with destash. I have 3 bins of my own to destash...

Anonymous said...

You sound like you are finding your peace.
I'm happy you have discovered Glassy Baby. Great company with a generous sense of charity and community. I, too, have Home Sweet Home! Such a lovely color.
Sacramento is closer to Yosemite, and I know you love Yosemite!
Continue to embrace what steers you in life,

Val said...

I am so glad to hear your voice again. I have missed you and feel bad that i didn't reach out but life is complicated and busy.

Amy T said...

I love this baby sweater. Please tell me there is going to be a pattern. I think 2017 is going to be the year of babies and what a sweet gift that would make.