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Last day


Today was the last day for a while that I’ll be able to sleep past 7:15.  It’s the last day that I’ll be able to sit on the couch with a knitting project, listening to a couple of podcasts, making something for myself without unanswered business email hanging over my head.

Tomorrow Neil goes back to work, the kids go back to school, and I re-open the shops.  While there are certainly enjoyable aspects to both of my little businesses, I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t want to spend another two weeks indulging every creative bone in my body.


I think I’ve exhausted all I want to do knitting-wise, until my new fine-gauge hat loom gets here and I can tackle that Rose Hill Hat once and for all.  That will take a few weeks to arrive (they make them to order) and in the meantime, I could very easily pass the time sewing a patchwork mat for the kitchen table in my “everyday napkin” fabrics.  Or making a pile of buttons in a new style I was experimenting with before Christmas.  In reality, I suspect creative time will be on a backburner while I ship out books and such for a few weeks.

It’s ok.  The break will probably do me good, even if it means I’ll have to fill these blog pages with “interesting” non-artsy fodder such as, “I shipped a pile of orders today,” “check it out, my sink is finally clean,” and my personal favorite, “look what crazy thing my 5-year-old did today.”

New ring

It’s going to be a great month to read my blog, folks 😀

P.S.  These images are of my new Toast wrist warmers.  All done.  Me like.  And the last image is the ring Neil got me for Christmas.   It’s handmade by Creative Mode.  Me like that too.


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9 thoughts on “Last day

  1. I know exactly what you mean. I’m back to alarms at 5:45 and dragging kids out of beds and trying to make some money for real this year. It was nice while it lasted though!

    I adore that ring and the mitts. Fantastic!

    1. Oh, I forgot to say where the ring came from – I didn’t make it, although I wish I could work with silver like that! It’s from etsy & I just edited the post to say as much 🙂

      5:45? Ick. I can barely drag myself out of bed at 7:15 these days… I used to be a morning person, but those days are long gone.

  2. Sigh… I go back to teaching tomorrow, and that means waking up at 6 and driving nearly an hour to school. Thank goodness it is only 2.5 days a week. Happy New Year!

    See what addie has been blogging about: New Dress in Action

    1. Ew, I don’t envy you that long commute! I hope you at least have something good to listen to in the car.

  3. hi lisa, a mutual friend sent me a link to your blog… this is cool! I have been learning to loom knit for the last year or so, a little at a time. Right now trying to do a set of slippers for my husband… managed to make a pair of mittens for the kiddo from the pattern on the provocraft site… I can’t wait to see what the new year brings 🙂
    Happy New Year!

    1. I’ve seriously caught the bug. I said the wrist warmers in the picture were my last project for a while, but I lied. My 8 year old reminded me he’d asked for a hat… So I’ve been working on that today.

      Glad you dropped by! Who’s our mutual friend? (you can email me if you don’t want to “out” her in public 😉

  4. I love your Toast! I’ve been trying to cast them on, but keep starting other projects. The knitting bug is easy to catch. Luckily its a fun bug to have!

    See what arizona has been blogging about: The "Greenery" Quilt

  5. […] gloves that I wore regularly last winter.  One was a pair of thumbless Toast that I made two years ago on the loom.  The other was a pair of thumbed Toasty that I made last year, my first needle-based […]

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