The Doom, As it Were

Despite my attempts (cough, cough) to prevent the doom that was foretold, The Stash was hit. All of my project bags containing all of my unfinished projects mysteriously disappeared.

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My “trusty” guard claimed to be on a lunch break when it happened, but we all suspect foul play on her part.

I could drag this out further, but honestly, from this point things escalated quite quickly.

Appalled at the gross abuse of my wool, my eldest daughter, The Bookworm, appointed herself Head Detective and Chief of Police. In no time at all, she had my property returned and had nabbed the culprit.

(this is our attempt at a mug shot)

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In a surprising twist, she had an accomplice! He was nabbed, too.

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Amid giggles and squeals justice was served. And today was declared “The FUNNEST DAY EVER” by some of my more emotive children. Namely this one –

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Fox Guarding the Henhouse

Naturally, when my stash was threatened this morning, I went on high alert.

I even posted a guard.

In a stroke of genius (and because I am a super fun mom), I appointed my number one suspect as guardian of the yarn, as if I never thought she would be capable of such crimes.

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I’ll let you know how that worked out as this story unfolds.

The Note

I found this on my pillow when I went in my room to make my bed after breakfast.

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Talk about hitting me where it hurts!

My suspect list is short. Of my seven children, there are only a few that a) can write a note without asking me how to spell every third word; b) would use pink letters; and c) continuously followed me around the house this morning asking me when I was going to make my bed.

Stay tuned for more on this breaking story. (I can’t wait to see what’s next!)

And the Winner is….

The Boy drew a name out of the basket.

Drumroll, please…..

Do you see that? Can you see it?

Congratulations, Cosymakes!

I promise that this wasn’t rigged – but I just won a giveaway on her blog last week! I am a little abashed to be sending her my cast offs when she just sent me this:

My photography skills aren’t quite up to snuff, but this is a lovely muted pink. 

It is Snapdragon, a light fingering weight that she dyes “using greener shades dyes. they are low impact heavy metal-free dyes that meet the Organic Trade Association’s requirements for organic fiber processing” (quoted from the Etsy sale page) which I think is pretty awesome. And it is a whopping 700 yards! I was going to blog about it tomorrow, but it seems fitting to say my thank you’s now. If you haven’t already, check out her shop on Etsy here.

Thanks for all who participated in this, my first blog giveaway. It was great fun to read all of your comments.

Happy New Year to all!

Dear Santa (Christmas Countdown Day 2)

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I am fine. How is Mrs. Claus?

I wonder if you have heard that I am a knitter now? I thought I would let you know because choosing a gift for a knitter is so simple, and I thought it would make your job easier. But just in case you don’t know what to get for a knitter, I will help you out.

1. Yarn

That’s it.

Maybe you don’t know how to pick out yarn and that is why I haven’t ever gotten yarn from you. Ever. I can help you with that with a few simple guidelines.

Rule 1 – All yarn is good yarn. This is true if you are shopping at any yarn store or at EatSleepKnit.com. Craft stores do not sell yarn, they sell extruded plastic made to look like yarn. Do not be fooled. If it is sold by the pound, it is not yarn.

Rule 2 – Sweater quantities of yarn, while very nice, are not necessary. A single skein of sock yarn (aka fingering) will make a pair of socks. Don’t worry about quantity, any amount will do.

Rule 3 – All colors are good. While I lean heavily towards purples, pinks, and reds, I also happen to think that brown, orange, green, yellow, grey, black, and blue are lovely as well.

I hope that helps. Give my regards to Mrs. Claus.

Shelly