sleeping arrangements

i woke up this morning with a headache and a stiff neck.

since lady marlowe has come into our lives we’ve had to make a few adjustments, like making sure no clothes are left on the floor because she will eat them and making sure we’re heavily stocked on dog food because she’s the biggest piggy in the house.

but just look at that face!

hahaha!  maybe this one is better 

the biggest change has been the sleeping arrangements.  marlowe has found a very interesting spot to claim in the bed and has displaced the kitties.  this caused a lot of shuffling and wriggling and rolling as we all found a new sweet spot. now, most nights mae sleeps in her own bed like a big girl but sometimes she wanders in around 9:30 and wants to snuggle.  normally, as soon as she drifts off into dream land i elbow hubs and tell him to put her in her bed (which is the top bunk and mamas can’t be expected to lift 5 year old dead weight that high), but recently i’ve found myself waking up around 12:30 am to a scene like this one:

this would explain the stiff neck.

what woke me up last night though was mae kneeing me in the face.  i’m not really sure how it was physically possible, but sleeping babes are very bendy.  so, i pushed her leg down and tried to pull my hair out from under marlowe.  i scooted down a little to find a crooked little spot for my willowy limbs to rest.  after i dozed off again, marlowe started barking.  she must have heard something out the window which is where our pillows are propped up.  hubs rolled over and told marlowe to shut it, then whacked me right in the face.  i guess when you’re half asleep you could easily mistake my head for a wiry little dog’s butt.  he immediately apologized by saying, “oh!  sorry babe!” and pet my head a little.

that might expalin the headache.

ravelry link time!

riga sweater

shrinking cables shawl

baume socks

pat baby vest & soaker


maxfield cardigan - is this the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen!?

cat’s mane - HA!  for the boy….

botanical garden shawl

link - not a new pattern but, MAN!  i love it.

good weekend, all! xo

this is a weekly list of recently added items to ravelry.

i link them because i love them.

i look for articles with superb fit or drape & clever shaping, textures, and patterns. my hope is that i connect a knitter with a fantastic pattern they may not have noticed on their own as well as offer support, encouragement, and yes, even some free promotion for the hard working designers.


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this weekend is the first of three mama & me classes!

info via homespun workshops & gallery:

Mommy & Me Knitting 
Instructor: Pink Brutus Knits

This workshop meets for 3 sessions.
Saturdays May 19, 26 and June 2 2012, from 1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m., all sessions

This class is a beginners knitting class (ages 5 & up) and no experience is necessary. There are three different projects presented and completed during this workshop depending on the age of the student.
Parent- Simple Ribbed Cowl
Children-5-7 Tooth Fairy Pouch
Children-7 & up Hood Cap

Workshop Fee is $80 (for parent and child pair)
Students must provide their own supplies. The supply list will be given upon registration; items can be purchased locally and are readily available.

Courtney is a mother, wife, knitter, spinner, pattern maker, gardener, baker, crafter and a wearer of many hats. She is also the owner and creator of Pink Brutus Knits and Lucy & the Bird which is sold online and at our own Homespun: Modern Handmade.

to sign up, contact homespun:modern handmade 

i’m very excited and still have quite a bit of work ahead me! thanks for all of your support xo