lost time

I miss this space.  I really do.  It’s difficult to make it a priority but at the same time regret not capturing so many moments and projects over the past couple of years.

black knit hat

I finished a hat last week.  The pattern is the simple pleasures hat from purl soho knit with blue sky alpaca royal in antique black.  It is the softest yarn with which I have ever worked.  After I finished it, I thought it would be fun to look back on all of my knitting projects I have done over the years.  Only to realize I hadn’t photographed most of them, let alone posted most of the recent ones.

In October, I made a pair of color block mittens for a friend’s birthday.

color block mittens

I lost my favorite black and white striped mittens last spring so I made myself a new set of mittens in purples and greys.  I adapted a glove pattern to make these.

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I made a couple of hats for myself and for lulu this past fall.  One of lulu’s has already gone through the washer and dryer and on to the trash.  The other was a replacement yarnster since her first stretched to the point it didn’t fit anymore.

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let’s talk soon

the fastest September on record

I have no facts to back that up, but here on the last day of September I can’t help but ask, “where did it go?”

It’s been a blur of tumbling, vegetable pick ups, orchestra, yoga, and violin lessons with the extra fun of early outs every other Wednesday.  Personally I see those early outs as the school testing to see how many times I will forget to pick up my kids.

Right in the middle of the month was Sewing Summit.  It’s always a great time.  I cannot tell you how fun it is to actually hang out all weekend with the people who generally just hang out in my phone.

along with waffles with Jeni

strawberry waffle with creme fraiche

and fabric

tissu in Salt Lake City

and menchie’s


and yarn

Blazing Needles Yarn Shop

and a roommate who looks a bit threatening, but really isn’t…

Kaye and Elena

amazing speakers

Deedrie, Olivia Omega, and Linsdey

and friends, some who I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with at past summits and some I just met

Elena, Amy, and LindseyDeedrie, Pat Bravo, Jeni

(pic from Pat Bravo)

at menchie's

(pic from Amy)

and then there are the mountains…

in Salt Lake City

oh and did I mention the waffles

waffle with speculoos and creme fraiche

But now it’s the last day of September and I am looking at my 2013 project list and I need to get busy.  I will try to make the best of my time today, stuck at home waiting for someone to fix my water heater and hoping I don’t have to boil water so the kids can take baths tonight.

I could really use a waffle right about now.