Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher

a productive week.  i only had daycare kids one day leaving lots of time to get crackin’ on stuff for the artisian fair (in two weeks!!!).  i’ve been tooling around with a simple sewn bonnet pattern and i think i’ve finally got it.  the pattern takes about 15” x 11” of fabric and maybe 15 - 20 minutes to complete.  cake.

i’ve made plenty of time for the short row sweater, too.  i have the right back done and started the front yesterday.  there is a lot and i mean a lot of shuffling stitches around at this point so if you’re making this sweater, make sure to have plenty of scrap yarn and a yarn needle on hand.  i was in a rush and ran out the door with it and when i took a break at work and picked it up,  i ended up having to make a yarn needle out of a paperclip.  fail.  

things here are shifting.  the season i guess.  i’ve been cleaning and clearing and ripping the foul carpet off the stairs and getting ready to settle in.  i’ve also been craving cleansing teas.  weird?  on friday i was feeling that yucky i’m-totally-about-to-get-sick-right-now feeling so i ran across the street to the health food store and took a shot of wheat grass and ordered a ginger-aid.  i love the fresh juice bar.  mmmm.  i felt considerably better within an hour.  i did the same saturday afternoon.  i’ve also been taking my holy basil tonic and i’d love to say i’m noticing a bit more relief in my shoulders than i am, but… not yet.  they are a bit looser feeling and i can actually hold mae for a little while, but they’re really just awful.  if any one out there has found a good remedy for lupus pain, i’m all ears!  right now i’m really just using propolis and holy basil.  

hubs was having trouble breathing and found out he’s been having mini panic attacks.  he’s on meds right now and hating it.  he sweats it out… like me and ibuprofen… and he says it gives him the shakes.  but, for now, he’ll stay with it.  he’s been sleeping for the first time for years and he can actually just sit with the girls and watch a movie or play.  he’s not nearly as anxious.  so far, it’s good.  i’m an anti-meds kinda chick, but if this at least teaches him to be calm and let his mind rest, it’s a step in the right direction. 

now it’s time for me to get into that mode.  tea time.  short row sweater time. xo

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