My little porch container garden has really been taking off lately, which makes me happy every time I go out front. I enjoy noticing a new little leaf enlarging or an elongating shoot each day.
Lately things have been busy but also not. We've spent a lot of time in the last month looking at homes in search of our first one to buy. This is not as fun as I expected it to be; instead it's probably the most anxiety inducing experience I've had in the past five years (including planning my wedding). I'm hoping that we will find "the one" really soon.
I've taken a little break from my constant knitting, with the exception of working on fungi. The one that's in progress now requires a lot of i-cord, so it's taking a while to complete. I'm hoping to post about it sometime next week.
Part of my break is just to relax and regroup, and also to work on some samples for a couple of patterns I've been developing and would like to release this summer. It's a fun and exciting process! I'm glad it's Friday so I can get started on it again tomorrow and hopefully be ready to move to the next step for one of the pieces.
Finally, I cast on my first pair of two at a time, toe up socks yesterday using the Magic Loop method. It seemed like a good way to relieve some stress, and while I had wanted to set a sock knitting goal this year this is actually my first pair.... so I'll just be happy to make it through one project using this method and then take it from there.
I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!