I really, really, really meant to post more this summer. And the beginning of September which is sort of like summer, but also sort of like autumn. I mean, I really did. However, two young children at home all summer was harder than I thought. The start of school was harder than I thought. It’s no excuse, I know.
I visit these blog pages of people with five kids, all under the age of eight, and they’ve sewn six shirts, two skirts, and knit an afghan in one week, and I just get sad. What’s there secret? It can’t be sleep, because they appear not to! They all seem to love to wake up early to have some time to themselves. Do they ignore both the internet and their children? Not seemingly possible since they litter Instagram with pictures of their children doing crafts they lovingly devise.
Anyway, here I am. AGAIN. I’ve got a lot to blog, peeps. Since you last saw me I knit a sweater for Belly. It’s laceweight and I knit it in a size 4, and it’s soft like clouds or dream. It’s made of silk and merino and it’s softly pastel rainbowish. According to my daughter’s two year old ability with language, it’s also “AHHHHHHHHHH!! WAAAAAAA! NONONONONO!”
I’ll post pictures someday. Maybe. It took me only four weeks to knit and it was a dream and I can’t get a decent shot of it.
Speaking of photos, my camera is dying. It’s near death. The clicker barely clicks anymore. It’s seen forty thousand clicks, time for a new one! Only, we also need money for: upcoming Christmas gifts, the eight billion activities our children are involved in, a bedroom set, a living room set, repainting our house, reflooring our upstairs, fixing our banged in dining room wall, getting new non-hideous light fixtures, new iPhones for both my husband and me, and saving up for vacations. Sadly, the camera is important, you know? I use it a ton. I mean, forty thousand clicks! I’m hoping my mom hits the Powerball and shares her winnings with me, but it’s not looking likely, you know?
Not only have I been knitting on that sweater, I’m finally back on the Snowman Blanket of Doom train, and I started a new pair of socks by Cookie A.
I’ll be posting my autumn crafting plans soon. I’m just going to go over and start that post now, in fact, so I don’t forget. I missed writing here. I miss the feeling of not being stressed. Do you miss summer? I kind of miss summer.