Happy chilly morning of Halloween! Going out with Spark this morning, I had to wear my longer, warmer coat for the -3C temperature.
It’s been an exhausting lead into this Halloween. The start to this virtual academic year (by choice in our Province) with the same school/new administration was intense.
As if that were not enough we had news that put a new light on our parenting journey. The summary of a 14-month process that then had to be put to other people.
We just completed week 6 of instruction. I would be lying if I were to now flood TKK with the collection of images & sing Halloween from the crafter’s songbook.
It might be nice to paper over the trouble a Mom has when yes:
- I have projects on the go, some lovely;
- last year’s advocacy gave refreshing results;
- the new folks seem dedicated; and
- we have a better bead on inclusion virtually, sort-of.
Here is where that would be a lie: I am still going into week 7 pushing for invisible differences. No law to date requires Ontario boards of education to develop policies & guidelines for those differences.
Oh, and everybody is bone tired.
Instead of whipping up an illusion, here is what I am proud of. If the Mighty Wolf gets dressed with what’s on her warp beam, I may tell that tale later too. Let’s skip that & the onion skin dye job & everything else.
Perhaps you have pandemic brain too, a post.
We celebrated Spark’s first birthday on September 9th. He is a Very Fine Pet & stays in touch with his mouthy side. This stocky Double Doodle is 2′ from paw to shoulder (hey, breeders lie, surprise!)
A lot of good comes of improving on 1 concrete thing. Shaggy, over-heating Double Doodle comes out of a pet store’s service all fancy & look! I got an idea!
These 2 things were definitely linked. Naturally, Melvin wanted in on the action from time-to-time. He too is a Very Fine Pet after all.
Neither N nor T really gets this shawl. They are right, it does (sort-of) look like others I have knit but don’t tell them I said that.
This asymmetrical shawl pattern is by Annie Baker Designs, the Freesia Shawl. Their website is here.
For some reason the yardage requirement kept me from knitting this for a long time. The spinning side was a quick few days this past May.
The fibre is 85% Polwarth wool/ 15% Tussah silk combed top handdyed by Sheepy Time Knits. It is a beautiful base for Mandie’s Mermaid colourway, and I had 8 oz.
The yarn was spun (quickly!) on my Watson Martha spinning wheel in double drive. Yield was 615 yds (i.e. a cool 1,230 yds per pound.
Please bear with less posting – there are no extra hands on deck now & the laptop has a new life for online learning + video conferencing.
I am still using Twitter, and post more images on instagram. You can find me in both spaces as irieknit.
Welcome, if you are a new follower! I smile each time a TKK notification comes through.