It's just Business

Posted on Jul 21, 2010. 6 comments

I'm finding it really difficult to manage actual
blog writing these days. When Maya is in school I focus all my energies on writing patterns, knitting samples, or working with test knitters, tech editors, magazines, and yarn suppliers. I love being busy but I miss my gross use of hyperbole, making my usual ridiculous claims, and the snark. Especially the snark.
Maya has grown so much since she started preschool. She has learned so many new words including that particular word when we were rear ended the week before last. She has mostly passable social skills (as sociable as 3 years olds can get, it's a bit like Lord of the Flies on the playground), and wants to do everything "by myself." She has become independent just like I wanted her too. But on most days I still help her with something every five minutes. Yesterday at the yarn shop she picked out a skein of Dale of Norway Stork (good taste!) and some bright buttons. I have hope that one day she will knit right along with Mommy.
All that is a prelude to my new projects because I'm hoping to work toward writing more and less "look what I can do" or at the very least find a better balance. Fresh projects and new pattern releases are great but I'd like to return to my bloggy roots when I can.
So with that said, look what I can do!
Click to learn about my Tree and Arbor Wrap Knit Along with Prizes
New Knit Picks Pattern Release (link coming soon)
Diamond Striple Lace Shawl
New Knit Picks Knitting Pattern
New Design to be Test Knit after Pattern Writing (sometime between correcting F is for Fah and tripipng over teeny, tiny, dagger-shaped barbie shoes)
new triangle shawl
Newly for sale
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  • Posted by Kruse on Jul 22, 2010

    Do you know it has been a pleasure and a treat to watch you develop your knitting practice to this point where you write “look what I can do!” and we are all gobsmacked and hugely impressed. (And humbled, ’cos I am still on slightly advanced stocking stitch with nervous and occasional yarn-overs)
    So I love this developing (fickle)knitter. But yes, can we also have our fickle(knitter) back too? Want snark, snipe, a dash of snide and a good dollop of sniggering.
    (And boy, I hope those words means the same in the U.S. as they do here!)

  • Posted by Carrie K on Jul 23, 2010

    Geez, Michelle, those are gorgeous!

  • Posted by puffthemagicrabbit on Jul 24, 2010

    Ok. I think I’m done being AWOL. Love everything you just showed (and the pix of Maya further down- she is so cute).
    You looking for a test knitter for the new pale lace?

  • Posted by Heidi on Jul 21, 2010

    oh my gah….that blue lace….I might die….
    especially because I am spinning some blue laceweight kid mohair…. oh my gah..

  • Posted by Kath on Jul 21, 2010

    All beautiful. But yes, I miss your snark too! ;)

  • Posted by Lene on Jul 22, 2010

    Ah yes, the “me do it” stage. It’s so charming and so aggravating at the same time. And there are times where I think I never grew out of it. ;)
    I wish I still knit. That bamboo lace scarf in that colourway is so drool-inducing. And I love the blue lace – so ethereal.

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