Happy Halloween, everyone!

It’s been a crazy busy morning over here. My son decided, just before bedtime last night, that he wanted to take one of his Star Wars Lego ships to school for show-and-tell. Naturally, it was in pieces–hundreds of tiny, hard-to-find pieces–when he came up with this idea. So, he got up at the crack of dawn to assemble the darn thing. I have to give him credit. He finished the ship with time to spare, and, while waiting for mommy to crawl out of bed, he wrote an essay on Saturn.


My younger child had a party at her pre-school, so there were some frantic moments cramming her into her furry costume (she’s a cat), trying to free the zipper from tufts of fur, preparing lunches and snacks, then hauling everyone to their respective schools.

I’m glad to be sitting down in the quiet of an empty home and watching the rain fall. This won’t last long. The minute both kids are home, they’ll be wired from too much sugar consumed at class parties and revved up for trick-or-treating.

Mommy wants to hide in the closet and dream about knitting. I’ve started a few things (and am trying to restrain myself from starting more).

I cast on for Cassidy using some Cascade 220 from my stash. I’m really enjoying the cables.


I strung 1300 beads on some Rowand tweed for a gaudy-but-wonderful beret.


I’m also knitting a tote, which I’ll felt later on. It’s going to be a gift for one of the great teachers my kids are lucky to have this year. I’m planning on needle-felting a design onto the body of the bag, but haven’t quite figured out what that will be yet. I need to sit down with a pad of paper, a pencil and a giant eraser to work out some ideas.

Flowers on the Go Tote

I’d really like to start some socks and some mitts…but this seems like a lot already :)

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