under the weather

I am not sure what happened, but this cold/allergies can go back to wherever they came from.

It was one of those things that happen when you’ve been working hard for the last 80 days with little down time, and all of a sudden you get a break. Your body knows when it wants to get sick. Dan got back last week from being overseas, so naturally, I catch a freaking cold. Today was the worst of it, the coughing and sneezing and general blah.

I am over it.

Otherwise, it is so nice to have Dan back. Especially now after the weekend our country had. It feels wrong to be so happy in the midst of such devastation and mourning. I feel like in 2o16 we shouldn’t be dealing with such discrimination and hate. My heart hurts. I just ache for a place where people are treated like human beings. I am having a hard time being proud of my country when all this vitriol is spewed on people who don’t think or look like what is acceptable (whatever “acceptable” means). I kind of just want to hide away for a while. This is half of why I started Spruce Knits in the first place, to shine a light on people who do good work rather than give more attention to the hate. Guys, hate and killing is never the answer. (But you all know that, I know)

Here are some good articles and viewpoints from this weekend’s shooting in Orlando. Take a read. These people are doing good, being the real voice in the midst of this chaos.

Bustle Article

Huffington Post: How to Help

Huffington Post: The World in Solidarity

Anderson Cooper Reading the Names of the Victims 😥

Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of comfort knitting recently. I am going to be doing a design to support one of the groups in the “how to help” article. In the mean time I am working on a shawl that will go help women of sexual violence. (Because that thing also happened a few days ago, I can’t seem to keep up)

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I am not sure what I am going to name it yet, but it follows the same lace pattern in my Forestry Cowl. I am thinking something like, “Shelter of the Forest” or something in that vein. This is the first time that I’ve gotten to work with Tanis Fiber Arts yarn in her Spruce color and it is amazing. I love the depth of the color way and the hand of the yarn. This is definitely comfort knitting.

I hope that this week finds you in good spirits and in safety. Thanks for reading.

Published by BrandieKnits

I am a reader of many beautiful things, a fantastic knitter and a lover of wine. I love writing stories. I am a daydreamer and very neurotic, but my husband married me anyway. Bless that man. Really, I am just a girl who finally figured out what she wants in life.

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