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

got my yarn today and i LAAAA LOVE IT!

so, i cast on immediately.  only 3/4” of ribbing is easy enough even on 324 stitches on size 6 needles, but after that it was time for a break.  i picked back up while dinner was cooking and worked a bit after.  this is how far i’ve come.


not bad for one night’s work.  i think the short row shaping makes it really easy to get into the groove.  it’s keeping me interested so far and i’m glad for it.  

mae and i baked some rosemary bread this morning.

it was so super delicious.  i’m glad i made two big loaves because (as usual) the girls almost killed one loaf on their own!

i then took on the exceptionally difficult task of… well, the girl’s room.  it’s really that bad.  it’s my fault in a lot of ways because i seriously hate nothing more than piles of clothes.  clean ones, dirty ones, fitting ones, and non-fitting ones.  i hate them all equally.  i bit the bullet and tackled the closet first.  can someone explain why a little lady who will be 11 in january still has size 7/8 clothes hanging there?  i know i can’t.  SO, it all had to go.  i filled two huge storage bins and one trash bag for the badly stained and torn… the rest wait.  mae has been enjoying her sister’s hand-me-downs since she was three and since they’re so far apart in age, they’re like brand new things to her.  then i braved the terrifying underside of alizah’s bed - it’s where the treasures are that she hides from her sister, her drawings, favorite books, trash, dishes, socks, her sister’s missing clothes, the occasional beetle, and of course, silly bands and marbles.  it’s scary under there.  really and truly.  i survived.  i should be on that show…

any whooz, i’m signing off.  hubs is working the polls tomorrow and i’m on coffee duty.  hello 5am!  we haven’t seen each other in a while… xo


ravelry link time!