Schools in the Phoenix area start about a month earlier than they did when I was attending them, a million years ago. For reasons I can’t quite explain, even though I *know* school is starting earlier, I still have this “beginning of school = fall is close” and I’m surprised by the fact that it is still hot. I might have mental issues.
Look! Gratuitous baby cuteness, plus quilt.
Someone also remind me of my mental issues if ever I start another moebius cowl. Cuz, DAMN. I have made it two repeats into the lacy bit, which is going to be either 4 or 5 repeats wide. Or perhaps 4.5. Those repeats take OH SO VERY LONG TIME. I timed it (because I’m stupid like that) and one “purl-back” row took me 30 minutes of solid working. I am glad I started this early. I am not looking forward to the i-cord bind off.
I still have a number of things on the list for Christmas presents, two of which are quilts. I’d love nothing better than to be able to give my train-lovin’ Bubba this quilt here but I’d need to come up with something for Smacky, whose obsessions run more along the superhero vein. Before I can stop myself, I have imagined a night-time cityscape with an appliqué bat-signal in the sky… If I had a couple of weeks’ worth of extra vacation… (or if I could manage to stay up later than they do at night!)
When did my kid get so grown up and adorable?
Oh right, he was always adorable.
Anyway, there are still two pairs of socks, a woven scarf, and possibly a pair of fingerless mitts on the Christmas list, and that doesn’t include the sooper-sekrit sewing project (or the quilts) in my head…