Here is the finished back of Pie Man.
I ended it 5cm shorter than the pattern called for. The sizing seems okay on N and I am terribly worried about running out of yarn. This yarn is leftover from my sweater and was purchased in Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland. I am planning on just doing the double moss for the sleeves rather than the cable pattern in order to have enough yarn. I think I'm going to start the sleeves next rather than the front so that if I'm running short, I can change it to a V-neck.
I'm almost done with the Claudia's Handpainted socks! Next post should bring a photo of the pair on my happy feet!
I have been slammed once again by current events. I know that those of you in the Philly area are feeling this accutely right now. I've been meditating on how people choose their responses and actions. On how we can affect change in our lives. In our community. In our world. I've been thinking about optimism and peace. And the horrible violence and terror that infects our world. I've been searching for voices of courageous optimism.
This is from Louise Diamond's The Peace Book:108 Simple Ways to Create a More Peaceful World.
Practice the Four Principles of Peace
Realize we are all in this together.
Work together, rather than against
Practice civility in public discourse.
Engage in dialogue from
This quote comes from Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning (thank you BackBou for this great piece of wisdom).
Between stimulus and reponse there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
May we all continue to search for peace in our lives.