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Thanks to You

I donated $50 to Save The Children / Haiti efforts; for sales of my one and only (so far) pattern: Infinity Peacocks Moebius Wrap – see right sidebar. I’d planned to donate $2 per pattern sale, but no, I did not sell 25 patterns. 😉 I did sell some and just landed on this arbitrary total for my final donation. Thanks f0r supporting this great cause!

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Ack!

Bill the Cat

Does anyone remember Bill the Cat? It’s an old cartoon strip. I will not restrain myself from saying his favorite expletive: ACK! but I refuse to develop hairballs. heeeee Also, you cannot knit cathair, I said so.

This holiday season has been great. I mean that in the stress-free sense. I’ve allowed unimportant missives to go by the wayside. Yes, they are ‘important’ but I’m making a different scale this year and focusing on family and my sanity. No extranious gifts (sorry for those who loved my pear chutney), although every one of you is SO deserving!

Christmas cards and annual letter have not yet been started.

No rushed knitted gifts either. I have one that I’ll beg off a gift exchange for after Christmas and when she’s back in town. She’ll understand and probably be glad she has some extra time too!

Garfield

Twister, the sister

Nope, I’ve hunkered down to take care of my one misfortunate cat (bladderstones), equally love the crazy one, and to spend what time I have: early each morning before busstops, chauffering home after school sports/activities, and listening whenever – as best as I can with my kiddos.

Friday night date night has been established and has not gone the slow route (yet) to boredom. We’ve tried the movies, but you don’t really talk, bars are fine if it’s a last resort, mall walking is fine if you haven’t already done too much recently, but we keep steady (24 years and counting).

I think if I did this effort with my knitting, I’d be a rockstar. yeah right. Well, maybe the Knitting Harlot, or Anne Hanson . . . . make that a double yeah right.

So, the best idea I’ve had for my blog (here) is to photo the state of affairs of my knitting books. No matter that I’ve got 10 times worth of patterns and info on my desktop computer. Since I’ve been reorganizing, I know exactly where everything is! Alas, still not House Beautiful, but at least sorted and ready for the beauty when I am.

Santa came early, don't tell!

So, if you’re stuck in a rut, take some comfort that there is hope and you can get there one step at a time.

You can say, “ACK!” if you wish.

Just take that time to smell the roses and get your priorities taken care of first. It’s so important during the holidays. ♥

Putting out fires without getting singed – or losing my muse (oh, I meant mind)

  • A rainbow of colors in my SABLE (stash aquisition beyond life expectancy)
  • About 8 projects on the needles in various stages of completion
  • Three commissioned projects with thankfully no deadlines
  • Four or five knitting patterns requiring a write up and formatting to post to ravelry.com for sale
  • Oodles of post-its marking patterns in books and magazines. . . . my at-home queue. It does not rival my ravelry.com queue or my computer file queue. I just love ‘shopping’ and imagining.

I’m a kid in a candy store of virtual knitting bliss.

In reality, it’s all vegetables and whole grains with a bit of grit on the side. LIFE has put my knitting into low gear. I won’t be Eeyore and go into detail here. I’m just missing my blog and all the plans I have for it. . . . . Hopefully you all understand and are patient with me. Keep checking back! Life does move on, and I’m sure I and my family will get through it. ♥

I think an issue of the newest Vogue Knitting is in order to salve my worries, yes?