The house is eerily quiet.

You can actually walk through the living room without tripping over baby paraphenalia.

There is no baby slobber on my sweatshirt.

I took my good wool blazer to the cleaner to get the baby spit up off.

I seem to have a lot of time for knitting and studying.

It’s kind of lonely, but things are as they should be. Izzy is with her daddy, who missed her terribly. Abby is with her husband, who missed her terribly. And they’ll be back for Christmas (woo hoo!!). And I see a trip to Orlando in our future. Here’s a picture of Izzy excited about the trip and dressed for traveling:

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Yes, it’s dark outside – we had to leave the house at 5:00 a.m.

So, on the way home from the airport I worked on Peacock Feathers and it’s now done!! I still have to block and can hopefully get to that tomorrow. But I must make myself work on my term paper first!

So . . . wanna hear about my harebrained scheme? Of course, my harebrained schemes usually end up creating a lot of work for myself, but I think this will be fun. I wore St. Enda to work the other day and complete strangers commented on how stunning she was (this is my new theory: If you can’t knock ’em dead with your good looks, knock ’em dead with your stunning knitwear). So I got to thinking how great it would be to have a family portrait taken with everyone in Aran knit sweaters. I’m already about a third of the way there – I have St. Enda for me and Aranmor for Bill. I’m not saying they’ll be done anytime soon, but that will also give me time to save up because the photographer I want isn’t cheap. But he does beautiful work and we can go on location to Deception Pass, the bridge on to our island. It is one of the most beautiful and visited places in Washington State.

So . . . next on the agenda is St. Brigid (picture courtesy of Wendy) for Abby. I’ve ordered the yarn and will cast on in January (or sooner if I get impatient, and you know I will). In the meantime I leave with a picture of babies and dogs – can it get any cuter?

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4 thoughts on “

  1. Nope! Can’t get any cuter than that. Your picture hits the maximum level allowed for cuteness.

    So does the top picture. Izzy is super cute. Bet you’re going to miss that baby slobber.

  2. Grasshopper!!! Long time, no see and I missed you much!

    That Izzy is too cute for words, I know you’ll miss her but Christmas is right arond the corner.

    I love the idea of the “Family Aran” and it gives you a real achievement to look forward to and heirloom knits to treasure forever! Just don’t work on more than one at a time 😉

  3. Grasshopper!!! Long time, no see and I missed you much!

    That Izzy is too cute for words, I know you’ll miss her but Christmas is right arond the corner.

    I love the idea of the “Family Aran” and it gives you a real achievement to look forward to and heirloom knits to treasure forever! Just don’t work on more than one at a time 😉

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