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

he says i should be more regular

hubs in on the road 5 days at a time and home about 1-2 days… 

the last time he was here he said i should update my blog more often.  i think he’s right.  i should because i love it and because i feel nostalgic scrolling back and re-living summers past or troubles past.

this week’s kid quotes (especially for hubs):

mae asked, “when you teach your knitting do you say the pledge of allegiance first?”

when i was having a melt-down on the way home, alizah said, “mom, just keep calm and gangham style.”

i’ll tell you.  these past weeks have been a whirlwind of knit, eat, sleep, repeat.  my test knitters are buzzing through patterns like a hoard of mad women!  e-mails e-mails so much production, it makes my heart sing.  i was about to print all of the patterns out tonight so i can hold them, take them with me places, read them like i’ve never seen them before… then i realized it would be 101 pages.  seriously.  101.  snap.  i still have so many to type (insert gritting teeth).

carl or the boy as we call him came over to do some serious work of the editorial kind.  it was nice.  it reminded me of days long past - planning, thinking, collaborating, and walking away refreshed.  i revised and edited and revised some more. with a twisted belly and welling eyes, i sent it off.

ok.  steps.

i anticipate being a complete wreck for the next six months.  HA! (no, seriously.)

the up-side to being a complete wreck is that i can suddenly break scene and find random bits of our daily life downright hysterical.  anyone who knows me really, really well knows what it means when i say something has “struck me funny” - it’s what i say when i start laughing uncontrollably and the fit lasts for far too long.  that used to happen at work a lot.  i’m sure carl could tell some tales.  my favorite was when i answered the phone and couldn’t speak through the silent heaving.

hmmmm that’s good.  i’ll leave you with that.


step, step, change

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