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

when it's hot then it's cold

it’s storming something frightful outside.

it’s warm though.  or, it was earlier today.  mae and i picked alizah up from school as usual, and brought old cap along to enjoy the fresh air.  his ears flapping in the wind cracks me up.  he’s getting to be such a good dog. 

alizah has  a cold.  hubs has a cold.  mae and i are fighting.  i made us all some good tea.  freshly dried garden herbs + local chunk honey + propolis, royal jelly, & bee pollen = relief.  oh - and as always, a teaspoon of peppercorns to help fight the cold virus.  i need some ginger and lemons, too.  what have i been doing at the grocery store?  lord.

i have a full week ahead of me - taking in an extra kid for a couple nights, and back into the usual babysitting schedule, plus a super awesome play date/dinner/craft date with mare so…  no. getting. sick.

short row sweater.  nearly done with the back left already.  a week?  really?  we’ll see how long it takes me to get all the ribbing done around the sleeves, neck, and back.  the rest of the crew may very well zoom past me as i begin to slow… slow… stop.  i’ll post pics once it sort of looks like something.  right now it looks like a big squiggly mess.  mare made this which i had linked to a while back and now… it’s tugging at me.  she said she absolutely loved the pattern - another short row based design - and that it was a great weekend project.  hmmm.  could the devilsh lady distraction finally be rearing her ugly head?  so goes it.  happy monday, people.  xo

fingers on fire