Phew! Finally! I've finished my Cascades Cabled Beanie pattern and it's off for test knitting (poor lighting on the pic, I know! It's getting dark outside...). Lord willing, it'll be available in about two weeks on my Ravelry...just in time for fall knitting and the cooler weather that is sure to come. Other projects like my Hitchhiker and Tea Leaves cardi have been on hold, poor things.
Having to carve time out of an overloaded schedule to knit is not the ideal way to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies, and yet that's exactly what I've had to do of late. The many hats I'm wearing these days have kept me not only from my needles, but also from posting here, visiting your blogs, doing any canning, and doing much reading. What has filled my days (other than the usual) is celebrating Dan's 50th, Daniel's 15th, and Jeff's 25th birthdays, holding my precious granddaughter (oh, how I love being a grandma!), trying to keep my woefully neglected gardens growing, and mostly my new role as VP (how prestigious!) and office manager/bookkeeper for our new electrical contracting business...phew! My days are full, but it is all good.
Reading, as I mentioned earlier has been little snippets here and there of this and that. I have spent a bit of time perusing the IKEA catalog for new desks for our home office. A little organization is certainly in order, and I'm hoping we can paint our school room/office before the new desks and shelves go in, but who has time to paint? :)
We are all enjoying taking turns holding the baby who is now just over seven weeks old if you can believe it. AnnaLynn is especially fond of being an auntie! And when I'm not holding that sweet little one, I can typically be found at the kitchen counter with my new laptop trying to learn Quickbooks. Coffee is mandatory. :)
And one more thing before signing off, I'm excited to have had the Elegant Blogger Award bestowed upon me by the Boyer Family Singers! These three sisters have more talent at their young ages than I'll ever hope to have -- they sing, they sew, and they have the. cutest. blog. Thanks, girls!
So whatever have you all been up to? What's on your needles (or hooks)? What have you been reading? Looking forward to catching up and returning to a regular blogging schedule soonish, Lord willing. Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's.
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