In the wake of Summer

All of a sudden, Instagram is full of hats, cardigans, yarn delight – are you serious? Do you really want it to be cold again? Socks on your feet and yarn wrapped around your shoulders? Well, not me. Not yet!

Knitting? Yes! Wearing knitwear? NO!

If I was to decide, there would be more summer and more light. Barefooted, breakfast outside. Just like summer vacation. It was so good! Even without us doing much.

Then again … that’s no quite true as we were athletes by necessity (if that makes any sense at all). Instead of roads or paths the city had lots and lots of stairs. 130 to the supermarket, 42 to the beach, 68 to go downtown. Wide and narrow steps, stairs, steps, stairs. Now, I have thighs like … well, let’s change subject …

Luckily, the boy is back on track. He’s happy again. Not only did he recover, he decided on what to do next and – ta-daah! – it’s basketball. Not that anyone ever had a doubt he would keep on playing, however in another (smaller) league. A very cool team, a club with a great concept, plus he can go there on his own (without me driving him) and – first and foremost – he loves it. Hence, even at 37°C his hands were mostly glued to the ball.

What else did we do? Unlike previous years, I hardly knitted any leaves. Looks like I am done with leaves. Besides, it was so hot, so incredibly hot, that nothing but water would do.

Nonetheless, I have been working on a summer project. I had wanted something like the IceCream Shawl for a long time. With significantly thinner yarn and only two colors, the result is soft and with a sensational backside. I finished it last night – more pictures to follow once I have woven in the ends.

10 days ago, school started again. The man in my life is back at work, I juggle son, job, household. Daily routine. A little cooler day by day. A little darker.

And whenever that starts to scare me I look at my version of the IceCream Shawl. Maybe fall isn’t that bad after all …



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Schön, dass das mit dem Basketball wieder so gut funktioniert. Manchmal ist weniger mehr. Wenns dem Herzen besser geht als der Verstand das sich ausgemalt hatte.
Das ich deinen Fliegenpilz mag weißte ja ☺️

Habt ein schönes Wochenende


Was für ein schönes Tuch! Ich bin begeistert.
Und die Urlaubsbilder erzeugen Ferneweh. Ich weigere mich auch noch dagegen, Strick zu tragen, auch wenn heute morgen eine Mütze auf dem Rad notwendig war bei unter zehn Grad.
Schöne Grüße an den Sohn, ist ein toller Kerl!


Ui, der IceCream-Fliegenpilz sieht ja klasse aus! Und so Blätter wären vielleicht auch was für mich, ich liiiiebe doch Blattmuster! Wo seid Ihr denn im Urlaub gewesen? Sieht sehr nach Südfrankreich aus für mich – Beausoleil? Monaco? Sowas?


Schöner Post, Danke Carina. Unterwegs im Regen, bei Dämmerlicht hat das Lesen Freude gemacht!