~Yarnalong: This will be a fast one today, friends! This is the last week of school- for my older two, and for my 3 homsechoolers (and then we'll have a small break before we start our fun summer school!). I'm also in that pre-TNNA crunch, which I'm adding to the stress and pressure this time because not only am I finishing up last minute knits and ideas, but I'm also stressing about teaching for the first time at TNNA. If your favorite Local Yarn Shop is headed to Cleveland next month, be sure to tell them to check out my classes, It's as Easy as Pie, and C is for Collaboration. I'd love to meet with them and give them some fresh, fun ideas for their shops, and in turn for YOU!
I just started a new design in some Twisted Owl Fiber Studio yarn, these colors are just so much fun to play with. I love when Abby sends me a happy bundle and just says: PLAY! I had a few ideas about what these would become, but after sitting with them for a bit, and then swatching with them, I knew exactly what they had to be. After days of swatching, planning and pattern drawing it was so exciting to finally cast them on. I'm loving it so much!!!! And I'm almost to the rows where I'll find out if my crazy idea is going to work......so fingers crossed and stay tuned, because I really hope so, because this will be the most amazing pattern just for Twisted Owl if it does, hint hint, wink wink.
I'm still working through my study in Uninvited, and oh my! I am being blessed by it's words, and being challenged in my thinking in so many ways. It's one of those books that is such a good read, but also makes you really THINK, and change and learn, and GROW. Growing isn't always pleasant, but oh the joy of the other side! This book is speaking to my heart in a real, and raw way right now. Step by step and day by day.
I hope that you are living loved this week! I'd love to know what you are knitting and reading!