As you can tell from my lack of posts, I've been busy. The two worst words in the English language are "Fall Break." I ask you, did we get fall break when we were kids? No sirree, we just plugged away until the inevitable Christmas break when we would terrorize our mothers for a whole month while they quietly drank coffee, smoked cigarettes and terrorized us right back with massive house cleaning projects.
With all the talk about the bad economy, I decided to skip paying for camps and classes and spend lots and lots of quality time with the kids this week. Good think, because a terrible illness fell over the house. Any money spent on those classes would have been wasted. Note to self: Always believe a 5-year-old when he says he's going to throw up. How do I put the whole couch in the washing machine? When he was on the mend, Thing 1 cooked up Paper Clip Man while I was swatching and knitting for my latest creation.
About the economy, it's not going to stop me buying yarn. Not by a long shot. Yet, at least. But with a little recessionista ferver I gathered up these yarns from my stash. Tune in next week to see what became of this:
I also finished up this Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts - in a gorgeous hand-painted silk I picked up at Knit 1. So beautiful and soft!
That's it for the update. Next week, the new pattern my top go-to hat patterns, thoughts on flattering sweater dresses (do they exist?)....and more.