Thanks to everyone for the insightful and supportive comments on my earlier post. I am feeling more at peace now that some time has passed and I've come to accept a new phase of being in my own skin. Its pretty damned comfortable here (if slightly roomier than I like!).
My last two weeks have been unbelieveably busy but here are the highlights...
1. I don't normally blog about work or even brag about it, but I was the lead on the team that did the focus group testing, branding and creative for this. And last week we got an award for it!
2. I made two trips to Toronto in two weeks (please don't ask how much time I spent in the car - I'm still having post-traumatic stress disorder reactions). The good thing was a very fruitful trip to Romni which may have resulted in some spending. For once I went there with an agenda in mind - I wanted fiber for Henry, Charade (scroll down a bit to see the lovely ribbon cardi wrap from Annie Modesitt's Romantic Handknits book) and more Noro Kureyon for Lizard Ridge.
I couldn't afford the Berroco Zen at $13-$15 per ball. I needed 1o balls so I went on a hunt around the store for a worsted weight ribbon. I found Romni's own labeled brand in 100% silk - more yardage per ball (I only needed 7) and only $7.99 each. I wasn't keen on any of the colours so I grabbed white white and will dye it myself.
For Henry I got (be still my heart) - Lana Grossa Seta Cashmere - gorgeous! And yes I've cast on and damn are those rows EVER LONG!!!
3. http://www.needleartsbookshop.com/- open house! I trekked back into Toronto from Whitby on Saturday to get to this sale. I have been desperately wanting the Latvian Mittens book ever since the Harlot knit a pair (remember the ones where she ended up with two right-handed mittens?) a while back. Plus I am obsessed with really complicated colourwork mittens.
I might have also slightly enhanced the stash with this and this (scroll down to see the wool) in black to make it out of.
4. Ava and Luke - I had a lovely time cuddling the little ones at wannabaa's (of the comments). Luke is definitely 2 but not terrible at all - he so energetic and the way he talks totally cracks me up. Ava is adorable. Which is a good thing because Ava is not the happiest baby and at this point I suspect that a fierce maternal sense of responsibility and the cuteness might be the only things keeping her from going out with the trash once a week. Having a newborn is hard enough...a newborn determined not to sleep and only soothed by nursing or being carried a certain way quickly drains a whole lot of joy from the whole experience. Hopefully she'll get happier when she can more and express herself more clearly. In the meantime, send good thoughts to wb - she needs 'em!
Hopefully soon again...with pictures. Not much in the way of FOs and way too many UFOs but it does make for interesting blogging.