Start all the projects (and hopefully finish some soon)

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I worked on updating my Ravelry projects page this evening, adding all but one of my latest works in progress.  Casting on seems to be my favorite thing lately, and I have six projects on the needles, three of them started in the past week or two.  I couldn’t help but cast on for a new shawl after buying myself a few skeins of yarn for Mother’s Day, including one skein of Fibre Co. Meadow, in Bergamot.  (I also bought myself a yarn bowl from Stephinie, and pretended that it was a surprise from all my kids!  Between the yarn and the bowl, my gifts were so nice this year! Ha!)  There’s a new sock on the needles, but I haven’t photographed it yet.  And a pullover in some of my indigo dyed wool, the result of an urge I had to work through a set of raglan increases and divide for sleeves.  Either Beatrix or Silas will have a new sweater next winter.  I did finish one project, my wildflower socks!

Right now there are baby clothes in tubs and bags all over the floor of my bedroom, and I need a place to put them.  Today, I bought an old dresser from a friend who visits estate sales regularly, and we’ve started to clean and sand it.  Hopefully, I can get it painted tomorrow.  I’m starting to feel anxious to make all the final baby preparations.  I was kind of worried that the urge wasn’t going to kick in, but it has.  Meanwhile, Jonny is building a little home for the guinea keets.  It will serve as their brooder until they are ready to start roaming free, and eventually just be their nighttime nesting spot, if they choose to use one.  I am going to miss their sounds coming from their current spot in our kitchen.  The adults are loud and a little obnoxious, but the babies make such pleasant little peeping noises, different than chicks I think, quite soothing and nice.

I’ve been dyeing yarn, hoping for one last shop update before the baby is born.  There will be madder root gradient mini skeins, amongst other fun things!

p.s.  The beautiful embroidery was created by Olivia, and is the start of the collection of needlework that I would like to have hanging on the wall over my desk eventually.  I have four cross stitch projects in progress that I hope to add, but I can’t seem to make time to work on them.  Eventually it will happen.  Maybe.  In the meantime, I really love Olivia’s work!

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! Share your photo on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us!~

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I’m in the last quarter now of The Ear of the Heart.  I definitely recommend it.  I’m working now on the last bit of my Sproutlette dress, the charted hem, so it’s not boring at all anymore.  I love checking off the rows on charts!


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