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Monday, October 1, 2012

lots of stuff happening around here

First things first:  the 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! 

In other news, my car is officially scrap.  It took months to come up with enough money to have the work done so it would pass inspection, only to discover that it wasnt' worth having the work done.  There's just too much rot and rust under the car and it would cost more than the car is worth.  You know it's bad when the mechanic tells you not to bother with it.  I'm now on the lookout for a used car that will get me through another 3-5 years.  It'll be a miracle if I can find one in my price range that will hold a family of 4, and groceries, and have under 100,000 miles on it.  So, if anyone has any leads (on a car in the New England area), let me know!

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.

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