Still not believing I'm the world's slowest knitter? I'm scared to look but if you're brave enough to check out my ravelry page to see when exactly I started this toddler sized sweater - go for it. The pattern's called Handsome Man and, as you can plainly see, the name's fitting.
He loves his new sweater. If I'm on the phone with somebody, anybody, he does this little whisper - he usually never interrupts me when I'm the phone, just as a side: "mama, tell them I'm wearing my new sweater". So sweet.
I have knitting queue this long but I have to say half the things on my list lately come from this really super sweet Etsy shop. I basically want to make everything she offers but in particular the mama bear in me really really wants to make this bear sweater. Can you imagine how long it would take for me to make that happen? Would it be weird to be a grandma and sport that with a tutu?
And Edie really wants me to whip these bunny slippers up for her before I do anything else;
And I couldn't resist. I love this hat. So age innaprropriate but the paparazzi don't make there way out here too much and I'll be sure to wear a bright orange vest when frolicking in the woods with it on;
But, I had to make a deal with myself. My own etsy shop cupboards are bare so my usual knitting time, the evenings, will have to shift to some serious spinning time. I'm not usually a number person but I had to make some sort of deal with myself. I'm not going to start a new knitting project until I have me ten new yarns to release out to the world again. Not that I don't love spinning but it's easier to knit on the couch than spin on the couch and the couch is usually where I end up landing my tush after I turn out the kids' lights. But once I start spinning I get into it and it's actually kind of hard to stop (and I can still watch a movie while I do so so that's cool).
For an extra bit of motivation and accountability I decided on another tactic. A while back I put a call out for yarn names. Let's do that again! If you haven't done so, leave a comment below of what your blog name would be (or your favourite nickname) if it were an artyarn. I plan on using all the name contributions and will be announcing their birth stories as they unfold in my newsletter (so please subscribe if you'd like to be in the loop for that).
And, exciting news, my ebook will be made available shortly here and I'll take a draw from the entries below on Monday morning for a winner of a copy of my ebook; The Bliss Filled Mama: Self-Care for Soulful Mothering. And if you're not a mama I can forward your copy to a favourite mama of your choosing. And if you're interested in getting a deal on the book make sure you're also subscribed to the newsletter because that's what my peeps are going to get on those first few days it's up for sale. Can't wait to read about your inner yarn! Let it rip!
We have a winner - number 42! Kathyrn said:
Darn tootin' handsome boy you have there! how about kalemail like a play on chainmail? Is that even how you spell it? idk. Purrtle(a purring turtle), love riot!, pajarita....i call myself stick kitty, mamakat, and catbird. I have an Salvadorean friend who calls me Catocha. I remember your post on your Spanish nick name and Im hoping Catocha is something joyful! Love your blog especially the videos. My little loves call you "the silly lady". XOXO Thank you!
Funny! Catocha will be the first yarn spun and I will be emailing you, Catocha, a copy of my ebook and its accompanying audio :)