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Monday, September 16, 2013

early mornings

It's been a crappy week here folks.  Fall allergy season is in full swing and Alex and I are suffering.  Thankfully, it's pretty rainy today and that helps clear some of the stuff out of the air.  So what's a girl to do when she's too sick and too high on allergy medicine to do anything else?  Well I know I should type "knit" into this space but that's not really what happened.

My oldest son started early morning seminary last week so I've been waking up at 5am and driving him to Providence for a 6am class.  Then I drive him to school, turn around and go back home to wake Alex up, then get him dressed, fed, and on the school bus.  By that time I'm already four hours into my day and there's no shot at going back to sleep.  So I haven't really been doing anything with my sick time except make a serious effort to keep up with my homework and try to go to bed early every night.  Last night it was 9:30 pm.

As you can see from the photo though, I did have a pretty productive month last month.  I knit nine hats in August!  Nine.  The top three in the photo represent some of my work fro last month.  And as you can see, I've got a thing for gray or gray-ish yarns right now.  I might have to ride that out like I did the hat thing.  I'm finally off hats and I've started my first sweater of the year.  I'm knitting Reverb by Tanis Lavallee.  Tanis is another wildly talented designer who's work I admire, and she's an indi-yarn dyer as well.  I'm just in love with this pattern and although it's a little bit complex (which I'm good with), it's well thought out and well written.  I love the attention to detail.  Hopefully I'll have a photo worth posting soon.  Meanwhile, I'm off to try to get a nap and to nurse this cough.