This is a bit late in getting started. As in months late. But that is how life is when you get a job and have to balance life, work, and actually doing things.
I actually tried a few things that I didn’t expect to this summer, as well as things that I planned to.
In swift review:
- I made a lot of knitted baby booties, hats, etc. for my sister (whose beautiful baby boy was born in November). The last I’m working on is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket, which is teaching me a lot and probably deserves its own blog post.
- I helped paint her nursery a lovely lemon yellow trimmed in white.
- I harvested and dried parsley, basil, chives, and a small bit of chocolate mint. That one was something that I had not expected to help with, but actually really enjoyed it.
- I learned how to bake dinner rolls (and hope to try baking bread next). This one was a spur of the moment, we have the ingredients so why not, decision and I am so glad I did.
- I learned to roast coffee in a popcorn maker. Which, by the way, makes some of the best roast coffee I have tasted yet.
- I also was able to buy my own sewing machine during Black Friday. Now what I can try is now vastly widened from hand sewing projects to a whole lot more.
- I gave a half-hearted attempt at NaNoWriMo which ended with me losing my outline after week one and not remaking one. I really need to figure out my writing goals.
Overall it was a busy summer full of fun and lots of work, which I will probably be posting a lot more about later. But until then I will keep on living life with the goal to learn and hope to share it with you all.