I (finally) casted off bejeweled Sunday, this week I’ve been caught up in the whirl wind of being a mom to small children. Summer school, girl scout camp, Dr’s appointments and the like. Don’t get me wrong, when nothing is going on I’m bored. I live for the chaos, for Bryce’s million questions “what would happen if I ate the green part of the watermelon? What if I ate a black watermelon seed? Can I plant a watermelon seed in the backyard? What makes a seedless watermelon seedless? What if a farmer got mixed up and planeted a seed watermelon instead of a seedless one?” And my mother wonder’s why I don’t drink. He askes at least a 100 questions a minute, and sometimes its hard to bullshit a awnser and not get all harried. Or tell him to pleeeeeaaassee stop for a minute. When I casted bejeweled off, I started blogging in my head. I was tempted to just post a picture and say I’m done. But my knitting means more than that and I love to tell a good story. I watched the kids try to ride the cardboard they painted earlier that day down the hill in the backyard,
Kids painting

and I started thinking how rich my life is. How very lucky I am to have a loving family and great friends.

Kailey bejeweled

my little Kailey-bean 5months playing, possibly eating bejewled.

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it was a bit of a secret…

but I didn’t mean it to be! Two weeks ago when I started categorizing my stash I came across this lovely ball of Alchemy synchonicty in the Night Air colorway. I bought this yarn last August when Mike let me go hog wild at the Knit Happens shop. (Had to be one of the best Birthdays eva!)

Alchemy synchonicty the night air

I wound it up months ago, put it in my knitting basket that sits right next to my chair. I thought about it for a few months, of what to do with it, that I’m sure about. But then I forgot about it. When I found it again, I put everything down and casted on for Knit and Tonic’s dream swatch (look in the left sidebar)

Dream Swatch

This yarn was lovely to knit with, the hand. Seriously people, I could knit with it for the rest of my life. Its so lusious I wanted to knit something with it that I could enjoy.

Dream Swatch

Well, that’s been accomplished because I am seriosly enjoying this head scarf!
Dream Swatch

pattern: Knit and Tonic’s Dream Scarf

yarn: Alchemy synchonicty in the Night Air colorway (50%silk 50% wool)

needles: US size 7

time: Started June 13, 2007

Finished June 15, 2007

When Corra saw this she asked for one too! Good thing this was a super quick knit.