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365: mittens!

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We’re having a thrilling New Year’s Eve here – watching The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances episodes of Doctor Who and knitting mittens for H. (Well, I’m knitting mittens, M is not.) Woohoo!

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362: things in my couch

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For some reason I decided to look under the couch cushions this evening and found so! much! stuff! Cinderella’s other glass slipper that I thought I’d vacuumed up! Crochet hooks, knitting needles and stitch markers! Small toys! Only one food item! (A raisin. We’re actually really strict about only eating in the kitchen, preferably at the table.) Not pictured: a small pink plastic toy cell phone with Sleeping Beauty on it that E found at the apple orchard in September 2012 when we went apple picking with my mom and H was a teeny baby. She loved that thing but lost it pretty soon after she found it and she talked about it for ages after. Apparently, it was stuck down in between the chair cushions! For over two years! Good heavens. I do clean my house, I swear…


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361: knitting, with foal

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I fully intended to do little else besides knit today. And I did knit, though I actually did quite a bit of other stuff too. For once I’m going to relax and enjoy my time off, darn it! I knit probably 3-4 inches of this sock today. My goal this week is to finish it, work on a hat, knit two pairs of toddler/kid mittens and maybe start a new shawl with yarn I’ve had stashed since 2008. In addition to the knitting, I also put away two loads of laundry, washed and dried two more, did two loads of dishes, made lunch, dinner and various snacks, made a giant batch of instant chai mix and put chicken in to marinate for dinner tomorrow. Plus, I read numerous books to the kids, played and crafted with them and cuddled. After all that, I even managed to squeeze in a little over an hour of work. Wow!