• Had a quiet morning.
Coffee.
Writing, coffee.
A bit of stitching, a bit more coffee.
Actual progress on my to-do list, too.
Now it’s time for computer work, not at all as much fun.
Sometimes I put off what I don’t want to do and sometimes I jump at it first.
I have no system with tasks, unless there is a deadline. Otherwise, I just can’t seem to force myself to stick to a strict schedule of what thing to work on. 🤷‍♀️ Do you have a set assembly line process for how it all gets done?
Fly by the seat of your pants?
Or strapped in and ready to move?
➺ yarn: @lionbrandyarn comfy Cotton in Chai Latte
♡ design: @rv.designs spring sweater that has no name
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  • Finally finished the square!

I’m going to test my pattern with this @lionbrandyarn Re-up. It’s a cotton blend using recycled cotton and polyester.
This yarn is a bit thicker than the original @tahkistacycharlesyarns Cotton Classic Lite, but gauge is not crucial for this project, so it will be nice to have an example in a different weight yarn to be able to answer questions. 😁
This will be open for testing after I verify all of the details are correct. If you’re in the market for a new bag (see what I did there? 😉) and have approximately 385 yards of a sport weight, let me know by DM. I’ll only need 1 or 2 for this.
It is part of a collection and the final piece is currently under construction. 💃

I’m super anxious to get this set complete. It’s been in my head for years (really) and I’m *thiiiiiis* close.

Update for Mila- she is doing well. Currently snoring beside me. Pain meds on board an hour ago and that usually knocks her out for a nice, long, nap. Which she needs because she doesn’t seem to understand she can’t be rambunctious and crazy.
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  • Recovery is going to be hard for this wiggly puppy. 🐾
She just doesn’t understand “still”.
Watching the vet tech trying to hold her back end steady when she saw my son and I come around the corner was pretty funny.🖤
Mila is the kind of dog that when she wags her tail, the entire body goes along for the ride. It’s just so so hilarious.
I do not have the proper words for our gratefulness for all of the love and well wishes and pattern purchases from everyone in our time of stress and uncertainty for this baby.
When Mr and I hesitated with the shock of the fee for her surgery (had to catch our breath a bit), the vet said we could have it amputated for 1000$ less or the only other option with this injury was to put her down.
So, we discussed and when you’re looking at a price tag like that, what’s a thousand dollars more 😰😅
Putting her down... I just couldn’t.💔
So there will be a lot of rice and beans in the crockpot, but it isn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last.
Mila is home and mending and we are so very blessed.
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And a big bear hug of thanks to #bayareaveterinaryspecialists for their skill and care
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  • Just sitting over here, ripping out this square again 🙄

Waiting to hear from the surgeon about Mila’s femur repair. The office told me yesterday he’d call mid afternoon today and she can come home tomorrow morning.
My Lucy does not do well on meds and this makes me overly anxious for Mila. I know she is being monitored, but it makes me nervous.
Trying not to think about it. 🐾

What are you working on?
Do you have any completions for this #finishfriday
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  • This is Mila.🐾
My oldest rescued her about 2 months ago. 🖤
Goofy baby broke her femur yesterday.
She stayed at the puppy hospital overnight to keep her on pain meds and immobile.
Surgery is the only option for repair. It’s, uhmmm very very expensive.
So, if you have been thinking of buying one of my patterns and would like to help out-
All RV patterns will be 50% off with coupon code: MILALUNA on Ravelry and Etsy 🖤♥️
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➤Only patterns in the RV Design bundle on Ravelry will be eligible (I can’t discount patterns I no longer own rights to)
• If a pattern isn’t needed for you right now, sharing this post would be so appreciated.
🖤We will also pass on all nose boops, ear scratches and belly rubs as soon as she’s up to it.
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  • Sometimes going from one project to the next is, well..... quite literal.
I just wasn’t happy with the other square. I mean, it was fine. It looked good and probably would have worked, but I wanted it to be best.

Don’t get me wrong, “good enough” definitely has its place and should probably be used more in my world.
I have, on occasion, frozen myself to inaction because of my perfectionism tendencies. (*ahem, way more than ‘occasion’) This is something I’m desperately trying to “fix” in myself. 20 years late, but here I am.

What do you have going on?
Are you giving yourself grace in the imperfections of your day?
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  • Class samples today. Fun stuff 😁
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Have you ever taught anyone to knit or crochet? Another craft?
Kids? Adults? Does your student still stitch?
⇨ yarn: @redheartyarns super saver in lapis and topaz
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  • Tbfriday🤣 to my all-time favorite crochet hat.
Pauline Hat ❤︎
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made this hat.
A lot.
It is my go to.
The thing I make while on road trips, the thing I make when stress is too much, the thing I make when I need to gift, the thing I make when heads are cold...
I love love this hat.

Have you made one❓#PaulineHat so I can see! ➺ yarn: @quinceandco Chickadee
♡ design: Pauline Hat by @rv.designs 
𖡡 quinceandco.com & Ravelry ⎮
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  • So, I bought this yarn with a plan. Grabbed a hook, and looked up to a half-complete project 🥰 WooHoo
Wish it were this easy every time!

It’s #wipwednesday ya’ll! What are you working on❓
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  • Bifröst Top 🌈
❓Okay friends, what do we think?
Do you like the funky construction?
It’s super interesting and is a bit out of my typical style, but I’m totally loving it.
I actually have another piece I hope to release in the fall using this same sewing book as my shaping/construction guide... excited about it 😁
But really, it’s about my customer and fellow makers...
🗳 Vote ❓
Yes -I’m all in for the funky
No -stay in your lane & give me classics
➺ yarn: Noro
♡ design: Bifrost by me (links in bio)
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