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

sweet november

the month begins with my new year.  i turn over a new number and sometimes a new attitude and if all goes well, a new perspective, too.

hello 32.  nice to meet you.

the house is busy and bustling and messy and the girls and i are enjoy a lot of time together as a clan of females.  mae just learned about the word… “faymall” as she says.  and “malls” - that girl.  alizah zipped right on up into women’s sizes quite out of the blue prompting a lot of conversations about why she fits into my clothes… and why i still dress like a child.  i think i’m ok with it.  it makes me think of the movie mean girls though:  “i’m not a regular mom, i’m a cool mom!” (and the girls all roll their eyes).  HA!

the boy spent some good, sweet quality time with us.  he’s so family.  i was fixing dinner and the girls were having one of their common quarrels and carl stepped in to mediate calmly and thoughtfully. it was wonderful. oh, and he had is giant scarf which is very impressive in size and in skill.  he has a unique gift for pushing through some of the most tedious of all knitting patterns.  

it’s still so hard nearly every day being without hubs and the ripples of that stone dropping.  mae has been lashing out at me because i’m here and it’s easy.  i feel like we’re creating new connections though - all of us - and the bonds we share are stretching and flexing and perhaps even changing color, but holding strong.  he calls often and sometimes we skype over the phone - which is one of my new favorite things to do.  the girls and dog all dance around acting like insane people (/canines) while we try to talk about our day.

i even got to squeeze a baby this past week - and you know that’s usually one of my top three things to celebrate.  oh, babies.  i made matching seedy bow bands for her and her mama and am currently working on another set for them to gift - cutest thing ever.  seriously.  it really made me want to go ahead and write up the pattern for it SO, it’s on my list!  i was pleasantly surprised the other to be tagged in an instagram pic where one of my friends spotted one of my knit onesies.  i knit these things and just fantasize about little squishy people filling them up, but to see it!  it melts me.  it really has given me a friendly shove to get patterns finished.  in fact, i’ll even be sending out a couple pattern submissions tomorrow!  crazy!  real workdone!

anyways… i promised some etsy shop updates way back when and guess what?  yup!  i actually posted a couple things.  it’s getting totally out of hand around here with all of this productivity.

feel free to check it out, or not.  no pressure. :)

lucy & the bird on etsy

it’s sort of weird starting over from scratch on there, but it is what it is and i’ll see how it goes.


and, since i’ve totally neglected this space and my readers and my friends here, i will be redeeming myself by doing a giveaway next weekend!

i’ll be posting all the information on that monday november, 26th!!!!



wishing you all a peaceful and safe thanksgiving (gobble gobble) xo

heart knees :: a giveaway!

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