Jardin de Vignes pattern has gone live, which means two things. First, it's back to the regular price, and second, if you pre-ordered your update is awaiting you in your Ravelry library. Happy knitting!
Now, this little cutie is the daughter of a friend from church. Isn't she the prettiest thing ever! She's wearing the ruffle hat that I made from a skein of ruffle yarn. I love that the yarn does all the work, and I have to say that when I put this on her (and not very well as you can see, but I had my hands full and was trying to watch Alex all at the same time), everyone in the area went crazy for it. This only took one skein of the ruffle yarn, and about 10 yards of any chunky weight yarn for the brim. I'm planning on releasing a pattern and it will be available online, or you can get it free with yarn purchase at Bella Yarns.
Meanwhile, at Casa Washington, we were alerted to a flock of turkeys strolling through our parking lot on Saturday night. There were nine of them! You'll have to forgive the grainy photo but I didn't want to get too close to them. They were big turkeys!
And finally, we had a woman come speak to us yesterday from the Urban Core office, with Family Services. They're doing the type of work that I hope to do when I finish school, and they're offering service opportunities to churches in the area. I took her information and went to speak to her about volunteering. This way I can get something on my resume, and I can get my foot in the door of an organization that partners with many of the other organizations here in the state who also offer counseling and other services to local families. This would be a great chance for me to step towards the career I hope to have when school is out. I'll update with more information as I get it.