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I thought I would take a few moments to give a small update, we have been packing like crazy and will be in our new home this weekend *happy dance*

We closed last Friday and slowly started moving stuff over (my yarn and good stuff like that 😉 )

The kids had a fantastic Halloween, as I mentioned before I was making Lorelai’s costume

  
I didn’t have a pattern to go by for the skirt, so I decided to wing it. Of course it was too big and she’ll be able to wear it until she is an adult (with pants underneath of course *ahem* )

  
The sweater was a slightly modified version of Amanda Woeger’s Puffed Lilacs

The end result 

  
  
Rainbow dash and Batman who was seeking justice!!

Not 100% of the look she was going for but it’s as close as we were going to get in such a short period of time. 

The kids had fun and the switch witch traded them their candy for lots of fun surprises (Lorelai was pleased as punch to get an entire bag of shrimp, while Leif received his favorite, avocados).

Sewing and snowing

Hi there, it is I, Raea. I am currently writing to you from Narnia, you know Narnia don’t you?! The land where it never stops snowing!!! Ok, perhaps I am being a bit dramatic, but in my almost 31 years, I have never seen this much snow, or felt the wind chill of -40 holy moly!!

Let’s talk of warmer things shall we?

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This softy snugly bear is almost finished, he needs a bit more stuffing and to be sewed up the back and he will be good to go!! This really was a fun project..despite the confusing and lack of directions (just saying). It wasn’t all that bad, but now I want to see if I can make a pattern myself, just to see if I can.

I am happy to say that I finished my nephews late birthday & xmas presents, and I must say, he is now the coolest looking super hero in town

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He was pretty happy and informed me that he wanted to be a mix of Spiderman & Batman for Halloween….hmmm new ideas.

Have a great day folks!! Stay warm! and please if you see Aslan, let him know New England is in desperate need of help!!!

Put on your dancing shoes

Hello *waves*, I am back from my unplanned sabbatical. We’ve had a few weeks of craziness going on here, and as a result I am still trying to catch up on sleep, so I can catch up on knitting & crochet projects.

First I just want to take a quick moment to talk about domestic abuse. I’m not going to go into full details, but I have a friend who over the past year has been a victim of domestic abuse, first with words, then with control, towards the end she wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone, including her child, and after came the physical abuse.

I am happy to say that, she has made it out of that relationship and will hopefully be getting help. I am hoping her boyfriend will be getting some professional help as well. If you know of someone who is being abused, as scary as it is, please speak up. You could be saving someone’s life.
I’ve never been more afraid, then when my friend banged on my window at 2:00 in the morning, I’ve never shaken so much sitting in my house with the doors locked and the lights off, waiting for the cops to arrive. My friend was crying and terrified, she is safe now, and will hopefully never have to go through something like that again.

If you are in an abusive relationship, there are ways out. Shelters, safe houses, or maybe even a family member or friend. No matter what, don’t take the blame for their actions, don’t make excuses for them. There is no excuse to verbally, mentally, or physically harm someone. Break the cycle.

Now on to something a little more uplifting and positive, and fluffy

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I finally have 95% of my wool, silk, bamboo, seasilk, and tencel ready for either carding or spinning (either way it’s all washed, save for pound of Lincoln long wool).

I am ready for all of that to be yarn when we move next summer. I actually just finished spinning a pound of alpaca, yeah you read that right a POUND

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I spun it up bulky and had a few mistakes, but that is all trial and error right?!

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I am in the process of crocheting three scarves for a friend, with the yarn above. That too did not happen without a little trial and error, so I broke the rules. Yeah that’s right, I’m a crochet rebel. 6″ wide and 60″ down?! Heck no, 60″ wide and 6″ down is how I role, and the first scarf looks really good if I say so myself.

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I’ll post a better picture when I am finished with all three.

I was hoping to have them done tonight, but guess what?! I have kids. They like to sit on my lap when they see me working with yarn, they like to get out of bed twenty five times a night and when I set my alarm to go off at 5:15 in the morning with the thought of knitting, guess who is up half an hour before that alarm goes off?! You know what though?! I wouldn’t trade them for all the yarn in the world, now that’s love.

I probably won’t write again until sometime next week, this week I have rehearsals and three performances of The Nutcracker!! I am super excited! If you happen to live in the North Western part of NH, you may or may not have seen fliers for it, and if you have, well what are you waiting for?! Go buy yourself some tickets! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,

I have two finished items to share with you this week, and then I will leave you with a picture of Aileys latest obsession

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Here is a batman hat I made, I think I’m going to sew the yellow circle on with black yarn and redo the bat, so I lied…semi finished project.

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My bosom friend had an open house today, she sells party green products and she ordered something lights to put natural lip balm in.

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