I’m so happy to be able to provide these show notes for y’all again this week. Of course, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me!
None this week (that aren’t designs), but I have SO much progress on some awesome WIPs!
Works in Progress:
Like a Cloud Cardigan
Yarn: Sewrella Yarn
Pattern: Like a Cloud by Joji Locatelli
DK Success Socks
Yarn: KnitPicks Stroll Tonal in Pearlescent Tonal and Aloft held together!
DK Success socks by me! Check the free pattern out here.
Done with sock #1!
Pattern: Tundra Top by Kay of KayKrochets
Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss Fingering
Pattern: Mermaid Tail Socks by Kalley of Kneedles and Life
I am officially halfway done with this blanket. Eek!
Bulky Bobble Hat
Color blocking will be happening...and so will actually finishing this hat. haha
New Cardigan Design
Back Panel complete!
As you all know, this past weekend was the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. My heart hurts on this day. I was eight months away from being born...so close to experiencing it more than I ever can now. My heart aches for the lives lost, and for those who have to relive this day so often because they lost someone dear to them.
I mentioned this on Instagram, but I firmly believe that one of the hardest things to learn in this life is how to relate/understand to situations you’re incapable of truly understanding and/or relating to. I haven’t been old enough to understand the gravity of this day for many years, but I learn more and more the older I get. I had a couple of new realizations this year, and wanted to share them in case they provided encouragement or insight to you.
Firstly, I am one little year away from being the age my mom was when she found out this awful news. One year. As a young woman now myself, I can relate to this more than I can to say, my dad, and where he was on this day. That being said...hearing others stories, though so incredibly difficult to read, are impactful in ways I can’t quite decide.
Secondly, documentaries are important. For so many years, I looked at documentaries of this day confused. I thought they were meant to entertain. How could someone make such a dreadful event, one that changed the world, entertaining? Let me tell you, they didn’t. I was so wrong, and I am so glad I realize it now. I have yet to build up to courage to watch one of these documentaries. However, I DO understand the purpose. To educate. My generation can’t fully grasp this day, but it is beyond important that we try. Documentaries will be hard to watch, but are much needed. I admire those who relived that day to help future generations learn.
Lastly, and most importantly, God was there. God is always here, and he isn’t going anywhere. It felt like evil won that day, and in some ways (some simliar), it feels like he is today. But, pray these words, GOD has won, and he always will. It is our job to keep that hope alive, today and every day.
Until next time,
Amy Kate <3