Anyone have a cup of joe?!

It’s been a long week it’s only Wednesday…, I stand by my words. Toph works in the city, on Monday the sewers by his work decided to explode….ok, not so much explode but there was an underground fire and man hole covers blew about 50 feet in the air, with a side of fireballs. Buildings were evacuated and there were two minor injuries. Scary stuff.

The kids have been taking turns being sick the last several days, Leif had his first earache yesterday and it was awful. I helped him as much as I could and then he fell asleep on the couch, today he was a brand new kid and his sister is the one who is suffering from a nasty cough.

Leif turned four a couple of weeks ago, it broke my heart. My baby, my only boy is now four years old. How did that happen?. Lorelai will be seven in January, time flies.

Today was also my last knitting class for the fall after school program, so proud of the progress my students made. One mom is hiring me to teach a group knitting class at her house, and I’ve been asked to come back and teach the spring after school class.

I had planned on making each of my students ornaments for their trees, however the stars that I had tried to make turned out looking…well not how they were supposed to. Perhaps I’ll make some next summer and be prepared to give them to the girls in the next fall class.

We haven’t given up our birds yet, Toph is still trying to decide what he wants to do. The birds have taken to sleeping on the roof at night, yep they avoid the barn at all costs sigh. Our ducks have taken to playing hide and seek on us as well, they were all gone yesterday, I figured hoped they had all migrated, as we only saw them in the morning and then not again. Five of them showed back up this morning, we just caught a glimpse of them when we saw Robin attacking a fox and chasing it into the road. Sadly he hasn’t come back, but the four others are locked safely in the barn with Carrick.

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They’ve actually taken to following me around, does this make me the new mama?! All day they have come up to me and sat at my feet….they love me and now I cannot eat them. Hopefully the others come back tomorrow.

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This is one of the males walking up from a dip in the pond.

One bird we will be eating soon is Thanksgiving, Toph is taking him on Saturday when he goes to help some of our friends butcher the turkeys they sell.

Now, on to the reason why you’re really here…at least I am assuming as this blog is supposed to be about making clothes & whatnot…

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I’m almost finished with the pattern on my first sleeve for my bartók tunik, I was nervous that these too colors wouldn’t be contrast enough but I like it.

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This is the Min Ulla scarf I am working on for my mother inlaw, I haven’t made much progress since the last time. I found this pattern in an ebook from the library. You can find the pattern here

Awhile back I bought some lovely yarn at a shop back home, their was a sale and I couldn’t help myself. It reminded me of the ocean, I knew I had to make something very special with it. Then I found this pattern
And then this happened

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Without flash

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With flash.
The camera really doesn’t do the color justice.

Now it’s time to work on more presents

Have a nice night folks!

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