This could very well be 'The Decade of Retirement'.
Which is a very exciting thought. My time to do with as I will! Mine. Mine! All MINE!!
But. Also? Certainly the decade of turning sixty. Which is a very sobering thought. Very. Very Sobering.
How can I be this old? I watch reruns of ‘That 70’s Show’ and just crack up, because, you know, there I am, bell bottoms and all. Like just yesterday!
But guess what? Even those actors? All grown up.
I look at the pictures from Christmas and am just so warmed by my kids and the grandbebes, and then I see ME! Who is that old woman?! While I love my natural hair color, and especially not coloring it, it still takes me back to see how…silver….it is.
I just don’t see myself that way. There is some big disconnect somewhere, and while I am okay with being 50-ish and feeling really alive and learning and growing blah blah blah…
Whatever. What am I going to do about it?
So I started those French Press Slippers yesterday. I found the pattern in my stocking Christmas morning. (Or at least the funds to buy the pattern!) I have been studying the pattern, and...here are my thoughts...
after knitting with lacewgt, and fingering, on sz 6 and sz 2, I thought I would change it up to worsted and sz 15s!
It took me longer than 90 minutes to knit, but still, not hard, and pretty fast.
Patons Classic Wool can't be beat for felting, even by hand, which is my lot in life now, since I bought my fancy schmancy front loader.
My first pair worked out very well, and I think the pattern well written. The help from the French Press group on Ravelry was...helpful.
Fortunately, I do not have the largest feet in my family. I will make another pair of the next size smaller. Which I considered doing...but then thought to myself, oh no! I have lo-ong feet. Which I do. Sort of.
But not this long. They will go to DSis when dry and finishing touches...touched. If they don't fit her, perhaps they will travel to Wisest Sister. Middle Daughter also wears her some boats, so she might also be an option.
If we strike out, I still call it a learning experience, and nothing lost. The pattern is great, and the yarn is not expensive.
At least, that is my frame of mind this afternoon.