Here it is October already. How did that happen? Where did the time go? I’ll tell you where it went for me:
1. Preston: On June 30th our youngest daughter’s water ruptured. She was due September 5th. She went into the hospital and was on bed rest until July 25th when Preston Avery Huth was born (6 week early). She weighed just 4 lbs, 2 oz and was pretty little. She spent 10 days in the NICU but is home and doing very well. Needless to say we are over the moon for her and there has been some baby knitting going on.
2. Paytan: Just after Preston was born Tillman and I left with Paytan for Disneyland. We had planned the trip to celebrate her 5th birthday. Let me tell you that there is nothing like spending 5 days at the Happiest Place On Earth with a 5 year old to help you remember the magic of being a child. It was the best trip! We can’t wait to take Elliet when she turns 5 in 2017!
3. Sproutlet collection: A while back I was asked by WEBs to take part in their Emerging Designers Program. When they asked me to put together some designs for an ebook I decided to do a baby collection. Must be all the littles I have on my brain. The Sproutlet Collection is available from WEBs on their website and is a sweater, hat and blanket. I used 3 of their Valley Yarns; Superwash DK, Superwash Worsted and Superwash Bulky for the designs and love them!
5. Stitches Texas: I was also asked by Steve and Kathy to help out in their booth at Stitches Texas. This is a new show for the XRX people and we had a great time! I may have bought myself a souvenir. 6. Drifted: Drifted was designed in collaboration with Knitted Wit, as a part of the Snowy Hat Collection. Five other Portland designers and I were given skeins of Knitted Wit’s yarn in these new Snowy colors, and were tasked with designing a hat. 10% of all proceeds from Drifted pattern sales, through December 31, 2015, will be donated to Raphael House of Portland, a domestic violence agency committed to engaging our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence. I’m very proud to be a part of this project. If you feel inclined you can get the kit here, the ebook here, and the individual pattern for Drifted here.
7. I just got back from our cabin for my annual trip with my knitting group. I don’t even know how many years we’ve done this but as usual it was great. Lots of knitting, movies, late nights talks and many days of laughter! I love these women!
Wow, that was a lot! That’s what happens when you don’t blog for 3 months. I’m not going to make any promises about blogging more often. That is the path to madness. Who know’s what could happen next….