There is no Alpha and no Omega. (I really don't know what I'm talking about.)
There is no beginning and no end to all of the bazillion things I would like to cram into one catch-up blog post.
Afghan project. Kelly visiting. Babies cuteness. Knitting. Swaps. Morning Glories have bloomed. Trying to keep the garden watered. Trying to keep my bloglines under 900 unread posts. Sleeping - or the lack thereof because my only quiet time is at night. Dyeing yarn. Socks. Yarn Harlot coming to visit. Driving kids everywhere. Weather has been hot. House is a mess. Babies are growing. Visit to the zoo. There are still 4326 people ahead of me in the Ravelry queue - I think that means that Franklin (the Panoptican) is in. Mmm... no - looks like he'll be in some time next week. So so so SO many things. And if you don't realize the importance of Ravelry you might not be a knitter. Or a knitter with a computer.
The afghan mail is slowing down. Kelly and Moose were here and are now several days gone and there is an embarrassing lack of photos on my camera to document the occasion.
I'm in one of those funky moments that I really have to snap out of. One where I'm not sure exactly what to do first because there are so many many things to do. Knitting classes to teach. Patterns to revise. Patterns to write. Classroom samples to finish knitting. Babies. Oh yes, I have five children. I'm constantly driving them places and giving them five dollars for this and what... $55 for that?? Sheesh.
And I'm feeling worried that nobody is coming to the afghan seaming event. I will have 70... 75.... 80 packages of afghan squares...? I will have a lot of bags of afghan squares - hopefully sorted by size - and will anyone help? I do have quite a lot more seaming needles now. And a bit more seaming yarn.
On the other side of the fear is this: a million people will come help seam squares and there will be no food for lunch.
I'm frantically putting things together in my mind and everything seems to have a scenario of potential disaster haunting it.
Since my last post I finished the Loksins socks for Sockapalooza and have started another pair of socks - not the Loksins in Lisa Souza sock yarn that I hoped. Actually I started them and realized this is one of those thinner sock yarns that will require a smaller needle. So on a whim I began a pair of the Tulip socks designed by Stephanie Pearl McPhee (aka the Yarn Harlot) in honor of her upcoming visit. First sock is finished and 2nd sock is almost ready to begin the heel.
I have a LONG list of names and packages received for the afghan update but as usual I've spent all the time I had for this blog post yammering on about stuff rather than getting down to business. I'm taking a rare evening away from the house and babies to knit at TWIST... and I've got a few things I have to do first. A full square report and update will probably happen over the weekend. Thanks for your patience. :)
To whet your appetite..... anyone out there anyway? I've had crickets chirping in my in-box for a while now... If there's anyone still checking on me and the project (see? I can't hide from my fears), here's a video I made a few weeks ago telling about the record setting day when we received 415 afghan squares in just one day, August 13th.
Click two times on the arrow in the center of the image to play the video here on the blog without going to YouTube.
Everybody take care and have a wonderful happy and safe holiday weekend!! XOXOXOXOX