Yesterday morning, the Mister and I put Rainbow on a bus to overnight camp. She's there for a week for her first overnight camp experience, and while I know she'll have a fantastic time, I also know it's going to be a hard week for me without her. So far I've held it together, but I'll admit that the house feels weirdly empty.
I only have one project on the needles at the moment (don't worry, I'm sure I'll be casting on one or ten new projects any moment), so I've decided to channel most of my energy into it. That project is socks I'm knitting for Rainbow, and I thought it would be great if I could have them finished in time for her return home next Tuesday. I think it's a realistic goal, particularly if I can hold off the urge to cast on new projects and focus solely on this one.
Meanwhile, I had a nice little surprise waiting for me when I got home (to an empty house) yesterday evening. I found out late last week that I'd won a prize via the Yarn Harlot's annual tradition of Karmic Balancing Gifts for those who contribute to her team's fundraising efforts for the bike rally she rides in. It was here in yesterday's mail:
This is Isager Spinni Wool 1, a lovely laceweight singles yarn from Denmark. I already have a pattern in mind for this yarn: Budburst. I have a little less yardage than the pattern calls for, but given how it's knit, it should be easy to make it slightly smaller with the yardage that I have. I'm tempted to cast on -- but the socks must get done first!