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

this christmas

mae.  she’s a character.  i love instagram because it’s not just a… i don’t know… photographic “tweet” but it gives me the gift of grabbing moments out of the air and being able to look back at them in a lump.  i’m really enjoying this new weekly ritual.  mae is continually cracking us up and i’d say it was her theme this week.  i miss when alizah was that small and would run around with underwear on her head pretending she was spiderman.  she’ll be 11 next month and for some reason getting older isn’t just getting taller or smarter or more independent… for some reason it’s also getting self-aware and shy and confused.  i hate that part.  so, i’m enjoying this time with mae all that much more.  some day it’ll slip away from her, too without us even noticing until it has completely evaporated.

the sweetest sleepers i know.  we kept nate’s nephew (far left) last night because little oliver (far right) was taking his sweet time and everyone was at the hospital until early this morning.  he was worth the wait, i’d say.  his poor mama ended up needing a c-section which is unfamiliar territory for me, so we just sat and cooed and passed the sweet one around and around.  hubs was even getting a little baby fever HA. 

this blanket was the gift i was so itching to share.  my mother-in-law had started it for oliver and became frustrated after months of work so she handed it off to me.  she said she knew i liked the yarn and would find something to make with it.  indeed i did.  i actually gave it to her as a christmas gift so that she could give it to oliver.  it ended up just over 3 ft by 3 ft.  quite lovely, really.

sweet friends.  i’m lucky in that department.  mare and her boys…. we had lunch and a yarn store date, then we parted ways.  mae and cash have been friends since mae was still learning to crawl and she really, really loves him.  as we were walking to our car i looked down and saw that her little chin was quivering.  i knelt down and asked if she was ok and she burst into tears - sobbing and telling me how much she misses seeing him and that they just didn’t get to spend enough time together.  it was heartbreaking!

pattern writing once again.  this sweater is really darling and i actually only have and inch and a half to go on the second sleeve and it’s done.  what is it with that last inch!? HA!  mae hates it because it has a “long neck” but it’s just so fitting.  i can’t change it.  i’m also thinking about sending the pattern out to some test knitters but i only have the pattern written for 5T at the moment.  let me know if you’re interested.  it takes 3 hanks of cascade 220 and is worked on size US7 circulars/DPN’s.

so, with everyone gearing up for the holiday and then the holiday coming and going i have spent my time in the moment.  it was exactly where i needed to be and i’m not even a little sorry about all i missed on inter-web land.  now that things are going to settle - especially after the new year - i’ll be back more regularly.


DELLIE test knit

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