Monday, 30 January 2017

Counting the days

I will feel better in approximately two weeks, until then morning sickness is kicking my butt and I don't have a lot left after taking care of the kids, so I've been posting less than usual.

I've been working on the giant blanket and some submissions, I got two in last week, want to get two or three off this week and then two off the week after that.  My January goals have been shot, but I can regroup next month.  I am pretty pleased with how my current swatch is going, it's cute.

My goal for today is to release a pattern, so I will be off doing that, hopefully the kids nap for a while since my daughter is having a really grumpy day and it's just because she's tired.  Plus I can get stuff done when I'm the only one awake. :)

Monday, 23 January 2017

Not much

The past week has not seen be get a lot of knitting or designing done, I find looking at things close up (like knitting) makes the morning sickness worse, but my house is getting cleaner and I've had some naps.

I have pulled out Old Faithful (my giant blanket I'm making out of sock yarn), and it has got a few more inches on one of the stripes.  I love it and it makes me irrationally happy.  Also, brei, apples, and naan bread is the best combination of food ever and I'm trying to figure out if that's because I'm pregnant or because it's just delicious.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Haven't puked yet but....

We are excitedly awaiting the arrival of little person # 3.  Actually, everyone else is excited, I am just stupidly queasy but I'll be excited in approximately 4 weeks if the morning sickness eases off at the same time as it did as the other two.  I can't remember if it was this bad before, it doesn't really matter I guess.  It's been pretty hard to do things, I committed to hosting this painting party fundraiser thing earlier in the week and by last night just crashed, I slept from about 8pm to 7am which was completely glorious, especially because the more tired I am the more I feel like puking.

My house is a mess, the kids are off the wall since I'm not super fun right now and my to do list is a mile long.  It's temporary and I'm trying to be gracious with myself because it won't last forever but I am seriously looking forward to this portion of things being over.  I'm barely getting any knitting done and I miss it.

All I want to eat is spring rolls.

Thursday, 12 January 2017


I've got four submissions out for consideration now, and only one call that I'm working on ideas for while doing some sample knitting.  It's a lovely rest from deadlines and craziness and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.  I've been working really hard on planning my patters for the next year, my goal is to release one a month and it looks like it's going to be doable.  Some of the patterns need photos still, with some formatting while I insert the photos but nothing too onerous.  There are 5 that sill need a lot of work, but 7/12 being done except for photos is great for mid January, I think.

Monday, 9 January 2017


I'm doing some sample knitting with some stunning cashmere yarn.  I'm knitting the sample for the second time, despite having tracking Canada Post managed to loose the original package, but I'm really enjoying reknitting the hat.  The pattern is pretty, the yarn is scrumptious, and my submissions are all in so I can work on fun stuff.

Thursday, 5 January 2017


There are some magazine submissions I want to get in, it's pretty close to the deadline and I've made a list of the things I need to get done each day in order to get them in on time.  The things are very boring tasks, weaving in ends and doing write ups.  There are so many interesting things I want to do so badly but they have to wait if I want these submissions to go in, and I do want them to go in.  I'm trying to be patient with myself, I know it will pay off.  In about a week I'll go nuts with all the fun tasks I have on my list.

Monday, 2 January 2017

What a Run

This Christmas has been insanely busy, but in a really wonderful way.  There was so much time with family that I've barely sat at a computer (hence the lack of posts).  There are multiple submission deadlines in the next week or so for me so things got really real yesterday, but I've figured out what I have to get done each day and it's doable.  

It was worth it.