• It’s teaching day! #AhsokaSweater 
At my LYS, @parkavenueyarns we’ve finished the Upper Front and Back, now it’s time to put it all together and create the Lower.

Also deciding on what the next class should be.
What would you like to learn at an in-person class? 👩‍🏫
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⇨ yarn: @anzulaluxuryfibers ♡ pattern: Ahsoka Sweater by me, @rv.designs ⎮
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  • So, I was hard at work on this and my son calls...
Hey mom, remember you are gonna make me that sweater?
Me: Yes...?
Son: I’d like to wear it to Wurstfest🍺
Me: Okay, when is it?
Son: 2 weeks
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So, put the mauve away and pulled out the tweed.
Sometimes life is curvy. ➰

I’m kinda stressed and kinda not. Time crunch makes me nervous, but I’ve turned around a sweater in less, so I know I can do it.
However, this is the first garment for him... I really want it to be right.

Do you have teen/young 20’s you make for?
Are you a little 🤢 about it?
Just me??😖 ♡Yarn shown: @redheartyarns Hygge in Mauve
⇨Pattern: unnamed design by me @rvdesigns
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  • Ya’ll! I’ve properly written the pattern and have sent it off to testers. 🤩

Currently making it pretty in inDesign and verifying the stitch diagrams and illustrations.

Oooo, illustration, ya’ll. That’s a new one 😁

What’s that you say?
Interested in testing my patterns?
👇👇👇 Let me know and tag your testing buddies. ⇨ yarn: @redheartyarns Chic Sheep by @themarlybird in Platinum
♡ design: Jessie Slouch by me @rv.designs
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  • I know. There’s a thousand things I should be doing. But what was I supposed to do?

Not show you? 📬Fabulous new yarn arrived so I stole a few minutes to take a quick picture.

I have a plan.
Had a plan, that is.

Loving this combo so much, I’m beginning to wonder if I was thinking too small... 🙃🥰🤔 If this arrived on your doorstep, what would you make? 📦
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  • Finished. Complete. Done.

Pretty excited for ya’ll to see this one. It has to be hush-hush for a little while longer.
I’ll let ya know, as soon as I can.

I wish I had some other exciting stitching to show ya, or a fancy new pattern to release, but I’m still in the trenches of contract stitching.

Sooo... your turn-
If you posted something great for us all to go check out, give me a 🙋‍♀️ below!!
#makerssupportmakers
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  • You know fall is in the air when the oven goes on...
Banana bread.

Okay, I’m totally lying. It is 6:43pm and still 92°, but seemingly the rest of instagram is in full blown autumn.
So I’m pretending. 🤣

There are still 3 bananas to be used, I’ll be making some wheat free, sugar free low carb muffins for me.
I freeze them and pull out singles when wanted.

Still sitting at a -25lbs, don’t know why I can’t get over this hump 🏔 
I’ve been here for 6 months.
I’m going to do a dairy free week and see if that changes anything. I’ll then do nut free next week and red meat the next. I have a plan. I will shake loose this issue. 💪
Anyway, that’s about all I’ve got going right now... and, of course, contract stitching.
So, off I go. 
Wishing ya’ll a great rest of the evening 😘
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  • Getting my pumpkin spice on.
Shush, haters... it’s so delicious.
My tasty tasty beverage is a “pumpkin pie sip” from the THM cookbook. Livin’ my best sugar-free life, ya’ll!

Squeezing in some minutes. Not the fastest I’ve ever stitched, but I love it so much.

I’m a believer in timers. I set them for everything. It helps to keep me on track and keep me from making little excuses for continuing on something when I know I should move on.⏰
I discovered long ago that I will lie to myself, full knowing that I’m lying and then I believe the lies. #realtalk

So, timers are the way to go for me.

Do you have all the dings and buzzers? 🙋‍♀️
Are you naturally self-disciplined? Hooooww?!? I can’t 🤷‍♀️
⇨ yarn: @redheartyarns Chic Sheep in platinum by @themarlybird
♡ design: Jessie by @rv.designs
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  • Mr and I got to spend last weekend with all our babies.

So much laughing and poking as only siblings can do. It was wonderful.

So, I’m sitting here, getting work done and running the memory through my mind.

Missing them.

Already ready for the next time.

Still stitching away on some contract work and having a hard time keeping my vision clear 😭

Tell me your news?
What’s your world full of? #wipwednesday 🧶
  • Squeeeeezing in minutes.⏰
Measuring and calculating... It’s been so slow going, but the deadlines are in sight, all the work things that actually bring a paycheck so I can give the kiddos grocery money, are *just about* complete.

I’m SO ready to get this out, but responsibilities and all that ☹️... I’ll have a call for testing this sweater as soon as I can.
My finish rate for patterns has been less than stellar lately, but this one- ya’ll, THIS ONE! I love it so much.

Are you/do you know a fabulous wonderful amazing 😊 tester? Because you know testing is done by angels 😇 👼 right?

I’m (always) building the list of volunteers, let me know 👇👇
⇨ yarn: @redheartyarns Hygge
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  • When ya gotta pull out the kitchen gear because the yarn ball is too big for the yarn bowl 🤣
Knit. Knit. Knit.

Anyone have big (see what I did there? 🤣) yarny plans for the weekend?
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