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Today is Beatrix’s birthday! And, I have knit about an inch and a half of the first sleeve on her sweater. Between moving and a baby who goes to bed around midnight every night (but then sleeps for 6 to 8 hours, so I can’t complain) I just haven’t had time to knit. For awhile there I could knit while Mabel was nursing, but now she grabs it. With a sigh Beatrix said, “Maybe it’ll be done by Christmas.” It better be. I can’t be knitting orange sleeves for the rest of my life.

Reading hasn’t been happening either. I finished looking through People Knitting, just the best sort of book for me right now, mainly pictures! I also started Mara, Daughter of the Nile for the class I teach at our homeschooling co op. I’m so tired though, that even juvenile literature is too hard for me right now!

What are you guys working on? I know there must be lots of gift knitting going on!


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  1. Becky Barry says:

    Hi Ginny, happy birthday to Beautrix! Her orange sweater is beautiful, no matter when its done. It wont be long knowing you!
    I cdid a ctochet owl basket my one grand daughter. Now working on the knitted dinosauers and monsters for xmas.
    Happy days to you …

  2. sue hudson says:

    You moved HOUSE! Wow. Hope we hear all about it soon soon soon. xxx

  3. Happy Birthday, Beatrix! Enjoy the day and the new house!

  4. I have a birthday boy today too, and if it makes you feel any better, he didn’t receive any handknits this year either. Hang in there mama ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Happy birthday to Beatrix!!! My younger daughter turned nine today! It is crazy to me how fast the time goes. I so vividly remember when she was a newborn. Good luck with the sleeves….and all the moving!

  6. Richard (in Charlotte, NC) says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEATRIX! Nice to know that you got a new house and bedroom for your Birthday too. Hope all goes well for your year forward.

  7. Ginny, what a gorgeous shade of orange. I hope that you find time to work on it a bit here and there. I’ve very excited to read more about your new house!

  8. happy birthday to Bea!!!! **** you WILL get the sweater done, all in time!!! I am going to light a candle for you, I can just imagine how very tired you are! Moving + baby + family + new home = exhaustion city. I hope you can get some good support, tea and peace … God’s comfort!!! The Mother of God’s special consolation to you!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting Yarn Along!

  10. Happy Birthday to Beatrix! It’s also the feast day of St. Margaret of Scotland (queen and mother of eight) and St. Gertrude the Great (Benedictine nun, mystic and theologian). May these holy women intercede for Beatrix today.

  11. Hi Ginny! My daughters all loved Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Loved it.
    I have been knitting this owl vest for weeks. I keep frogging it and the mental pile of knitting projects for Christmas gets ever higher…

  12. I’m *almost* certain you won’t be knitting orange sleeves for the rest of your life. Ha! It’s going to be one lovely jumper.

  13. I giggled at the orange sleeves for life. Ha! Hope you like the color orange! Happy Birthday Beatrix and congratulations on your new home.

  14. Oh Ginny, wish I lived closer to help knit those sleeves for you. Happy Birthday to Beatrix!!!!
    And congrats on your new HOME!!!!

  15. Happy birthday Beatrix! Sending you time and speed to finish soon x

  16. If it’s any comfort, the mental image of you knitting orange sleeves for the rest of your life made me giggle.

    Hugs and happy for your day!

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