• Mr is going to be picking me up in a bit because I have a few errands to run and we are down to 1 vehicle.
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Someone wasn’t paying attention and totaled my husband’s truck that was parked in front of the house.
The driver wasn't injured and I'm grateful for that.
Mr's truck was 19 years old, a total rust bucket with no frills, gadgets or gizmos, but it ran well and he drove it every day. His part-time job requires a truck to get the work done and now I've no idea what we're going to do.
I'm sure the insurance is going to offer pennies, like actual, literal pennies.
I'm stressed and angry and sad and worried but, must keep moving forward. (scroll pics to see the sadness- it doesn’t appear to be that bad at a glance, but uhmm, the back wheel isn’t supposed to be out like that 😖)
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SHIPPING
Finally. It’s going to the photographer for pictures.
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Now, hoping the line at mailing place doesn’t make me cry, I’m a little fragile at the moment. 🤞
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  • 🌹 Isn’t this rose so so lovely?!
Last Thursday was senior night at my son’s lacrosse game. His final time on the field as a high school student.🥍
All the young men presented roses to their moms and/or grandmothers.
Where has the time gone? 😪
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Here, even though we homeschool, the kids are allowed, welcomed and encouraged to play on the local high school sports teams or take part in other specialty classes (band, drama, choir). Although, typically these classes are available within the homeschooling group, too. ✻
Very happy with how this little lace beanie has turned out. Not quite finished, and I’ve semi-sorta-kinda started to write out the pattern.
☞ Yarn: @anzulaluxuryfibers Wash My Lace in Mauve
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  • I picked up these cakes on a whim the other day. I’ve had them sitting out and wondering what to make.
But now, on a trip home from university, my daughter has claimed them.
A new idea has been started.🏆
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☞ yarn: @lionbrandyarn Mandala in Pixie
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Worth it. ❤︎
Very very happy with how this is looking. It fits my vision for the collection much better than the first attempt.
Exciting stuff, ya’ll! I’m not sure when it will be out. I’ve left the largest piece for last😖 but will start on it shortly.
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☞ @yarnloveyarn Amy March Fingering in Antique Teal
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  • Hey Raven, uhm... that’s not yours.
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Behind the scenes things today 💻
Nothing terribly fun to show.
Except of course, our pretty girl.
📸 The story of this pic:
These sweaters were all neatly laying across the back of the chair. She stood on her back legs and pawed and pulled until the tops tumbled down so she could have a nice little wool nest for window watching. Naughty girl.
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  • Taking a break from bigger yarn today and pulled out some lace! No reason, I saw it on my shelf and it said “Me, pick me!” And so I did.
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I am now supremely disappointed to discover there is not a donkey emoji for my Shrek reference. ☹️
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This little hat shouldn’t take long.
Debating on photography, I’ve been thinking about modeling a few things myself vs my typical- send to camera magic son with all his university friends that do such an amazing job for me!
... on one hand, I’d kinda like to take a more visual role, on the other it makes me 😰🤢
❓So the question is: Does it bother you that I rarely show myself on this wee instagram feed? Should I do so more often? “Modeling” or just “hello world” pics?
Ya’ll i neeeeeed to know. 🤔
☞Yarn: @anzulaluxuryfibers Wash my Lace in Mauve
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  • Offices were oddly efficient yesterday.
I mean, yay! but I had very little stitching time. 
BUT enough time to change my mind, I was about 3-4” into the Shawl One (free knit pattern on my site) and decided I should be making a 1 cake crochet shawl....
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So a little bit of trying different increases and stitches, I think I’m happy, and will be writing this out.
🤞🤞🤞 This works out to a full-size shawl! ⁂
Will keep you posted 😁
🖤@erinlanebags are my favorite, especially the sock bag with its magic, snapping carry loop. And yes, I match my project bag with the yarn 😜
❓Do you? What project bags are your favorite & why?
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  • A day of office waiting, and I don’t have a project at a place of mindless stitching 😱
So I grabbed some needles and a cake of @lionbrandyarn Mandala I have on hand (only have 1 of this particular color- genie 🧞‍♂️).
Seems like a perfect time to make another Shawl One.
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The pattern is a freebie on my website {link above ⬆︎}, uses only 1 cake of this fun self-striping yarn, 1 row repeat. Yup, it’s my new go-to ❤︎
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  • Working on the last of the seaming. Taking loads of pics for construction instruction 🚧
Soon, you can make your own Bifröst. ✻❋✻
❓What’s on your hook today? Needles?
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  • Me to the kids: Why do you leave your stuff all over the house? 
Also me: uhhhh do as I say not as I do? 🙈
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It’s a problem. I think there is at least 1 project in every room of the house in various stages of completion.
✼ ❓Are you able to keep it all tidy?
Or do you have hide-aways to stash it in when company calls?
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