Is this thing on?
Wow, it's a good thing I've got this whole blogging thing under control, eh? My last post was - yeee Gads - 9 days ago! I don't think I've ever neglected you this long, I'm sorry. Phil was sick (actually, he was very sick), work was crazy, and I still don't have the hang of the new routine with Émilie in school.
The good news is that Phil seems to be on the mend (knock on wood). Work is finally calming down, and can I get an Amen? The site redesign I was in charge of went online last week, the Web newsletter we launched went online yesterday, and everything seems to be running smoothly.
Émilie is adapting very well to kindergarten and Maxime seems to be adapting well to her absence at daycare. We're still not 100% on the new routine, and it'll probably change again once the homework starts rolling in (yes, she will have homework even though she's only in kindergarten), but we're getting there.
All that to say, things will be getting back to normal shortly. Thanks for sticking with me.
There's a definite crispness to the air lately. Fall is coming, and right on her heels is that frosty bastard, Winter. I'm going to be prepared this year, I tell you. I've vowed that the entire Dear family will be happily clad in handknit mittens, hats and scarves! I've been going through my Ravelry queue and the stash and have already cast on a hat for Émilie, Tretta (Ravlink)by Grumperina. I might also have to pick up the Fall Vogue Kniting, there are a lot of cute hats in there!
The good news is that, at least as far as hats and scarves go, the stash is, um, well endowed enough to provide multiple options, heh. But I'm sadly lacking in the fingering weight solids department, something I really need for the mittens I want to make for myself and my loved ones (Hello Selbuvotter! Do you hear me knockin'?). I had been counting on KnitPicks Palette samplers, but they don't appear to be available on their site anymore. Booooh!
Happy Knitting Everyone!