Here in NJ the kids start school the Wednesday after Labor Day.
This morning, DS went off to his first day of High School. He is so ready! He turned 15 at the end of August, so he is old for his grade anyway. It is time.
DD's 1&2 are off to their first day of 7th grade. I often ask myself, "How did we get here so fast?" It seems like I was just a new mom. Now I look around me and see those moms of babies and kindergartners and think they look so young! (Not nearly as many "worry lines".) I'm loving my kids at these ages. They are smart and funny. The conversations we have are wonderful.
So happy back to school everyone.
In knitting news, I cast on the Swallowtail Shawl on September 1st. I was itching for a new project after UFO August. I'm knitting it with Just Our Yarn Myne. It is the most heavenly yarn, 100% cashmere, hand painted, lace weight. Mmmmmmm! They don't have the yarn on the website because they sell out so fast. But if you ever see them at a fiber festival, snap some up. It is much finer than the called for yarn, and I don't like skimpy shawls, so I'll be knitting many more repeats. This will be a long term project. Sorry for the lousy photos, the lighting this AM is not great. I did what I could with contrast and color adjustments.
I'm also test knitting a sock for Bev. I can't show you the sock, since she'll be submitting it to an on line knitting magazine, but I can show you the yarn. It's Mama-E's, in a beautiful blue colorway called June Bug. This yarn is a pleasure to knit.
For those of you on the edge of your seat to find out which was the lie, the answer is #1. DH did once have the opportunity to meet his childhood idol, Pele, but it was not on our trip to Costa Rica, it was at a business conference. I guess I'm a pretty bad liar, a lot of you got it right. Thanks for playing along.