Dear Leah O'Connor~ Since I can't comment on your blog: your childrens' latest handmade knits are to.die.for. (Blessed children, they, to have a Mama like you!) You do such good work. (And I love that hobbit house they are in. Can I have it?) I love your daughters' Narnia costume. (The fact that her school had Narnia day is pretty great too, in my book.) Such a pretty birthday girl (and handsome birthday boy). Your blog hates me still. But I WILL PREVAIL! :-) PS. You will love the Victorio. LOVE. (Trust me.) P.P.S- was there a little cloodle in the knitting post about the gender of your wee little womb-baby? Hmmmmm?
Dear Bonnie~ I can comment on your blog but I'll ask it here too because I lay awake at night thinking about the answers to this question and never come up with anything: WHY (oh why?) can't you share some of the handmade present karma? Hmmmm? Why, oh why, can't I be so cool? Serious skills you have. Can you be my Mom?
Dear Mothers who make things for their children- don't measure children in the middle of the night, while they are curled up in a ball, snuggled in their beds and fast asleep. The long sleeve sweater that you intend to be an all-purpose, warm and toasty, through the winter, wardrobe necessity will turn into a short sleeve sweater that is decidedly NOT toasty. TRUST ME.
Dear Adele'- you sure look cute in short sleeve sweaters.
Dear People with Mice in their homes, I join your ranks. I made delicious (!!) cranberry almond scones the other day for breakfast and there were two left. Knowing we have a little mouse afoot in the house, I put them in the oven so I could have them for breakfast this morning. But, when I pulled them out of the oven- there were nibbles! I very nearly ate them anyway (after all, I have little boys and girls who nibble too) until I saw the mouse poo. Ew. The oven is NOT a safe place to store yummies from mice it turns out. Save your scones! Eat seconds!
Dear Knitters~ Look! I can INCREASE! There is a class going on at a local library twice a month to teach one (ME!) how to knit. I whined a bit too loudly about it always being during the day, when children are not in bed and husbands are not home) so the librarian worked out a babysitting gig with a local home-high-schooler for those of us Mamas with children. The first class I went to was on Tuesday. And I love it. I might just be able to make socks someday after all!
Dear Librarian and Home-High-schooled-Library-Babysitter~ I love you.
Dear Judah- please do NOT take kitting projects off the knitting needles and pull the yarn throughout the house EVER AGAIN. The nice knitting instructor saved my big blue shawl/scarf that I thought you had nearly ruined. You are SO lucky.
Dear Self- finish that big blue scarf/shawl already---so Judah doesn't "happen" to it again!
Dear Admirer of Westinghouse the Cute Crocheted Squirrel~ it just occurred to me, I don't think I ever commented back where the pattern was that I used to make Westington. It was from this book, which can be found in pretty much any craft store. Or online. (Obviously.) But, if you buy it from a craft store, you can use a 40% off coupon! ;-)
Dear Blog, I miss you.