Knitting, Halloween, and more vomit.


Lupine's Autumn cake stand nature table

Sending blessings this morning to everyone on the East Coast effected by Sandy. Like most of you, I'm anxiously awaiting word from the few friends I haven't heard from yet today.

Check out this wind map to see the wind across the US in real time. Seeing the storm in this context is beyond fascinating for me and also Sage. We've been fixating on it all morning.

We're taking today off from everything productive beyond getting dressed. It's Halloween prep day over here and we're putting the finishing touches on costumes. Oh yeah, and we're vomiting. Again. ("We" would be Lupine).

But we're just going to pretend that didn't happen and count on the Pumpkin Fairy to do away with ALL of the loot if she's still feeling funny tomorrow.


In other news, I cast off a hat that promises to be a favorite. I used some of the Sundara yarn that was leftover from my shawl. Insanely soft. I think it is my favorite yarn ever.

I tried desperately to take my own picture wearing the hat but failed, so I asked Lupine to assist by modeling it for me instead. (The vomiting had stopped and she adores have her picture taken so it sounded like a good idea. Sort of.)






That project didn't go much better than my self-portrait. Ahem.



The pattern is here (by my favorite designer, Carina Spencer) and my notes (and inadequate pictures) are here.

I give up. That's the best I can do today. (Sometimes we just need to lower our standards, don't we?)

Big love,

20 thoughts on “Knitting, Halloween, and more vomit.

  1. meghann says:

    Oh my goodness, that hat is phenomenal! And the wind map? I think I could just stare at it all day. Except that little pin-spot of calm in the middle of all the swirls? That’s heading our way. I should finish buttoning things up for the next round of stormy weather. xo

  2. Ms. Smoochy says:

    Lovely hat. Pretty much sure I am going to have to knit one in the very near future. Happy Pre-Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve Eve if you will. My little GAPS kids are anxiously awaiting the Sugar Witch who will trade their candy for a toy. She is a very mean and greedy witch who wants ALL your candy. She’s so nasty because her tummy always hurts from all the candy she eats. And she KNOWS if you even eat one piece! HA! Wish me luck on this one, it’s our first holiday season on the diet.

  3. Ms. Smoochy says:

    Oh my. I’m laughing so hard. I just read about your Pumpkin Fairy. She’s so much nicer and kinder than my scare-tactic witch! This is why you are the peaceful-parenting guru!

  4. Rachel Wolf says:

    So funny! I was terrified of our first GAPS Halloween. I bought a few treats (honey sticks, made some almond flour cookies, etc.) And as it turned out it was great! Kids rolled, went to sleep not at all sugar jacked, and happily traded to the Pumpkin fairy. Have fun!

  5. Beth says:

    Sorry Lupine is sick again! We’ve got a sick one over here, too…she threw up on Fri night, had a great weekend, then sick again today! Do you have a favorite easing back into food/routine? I tend to start with what they are interested in, but today it was cocoa powder! So we kept talking…

  6. Ms. Smoochy says:

    OK, weirdness. I just came back here to check out that knit designer only to get to Ravelry and see that one of her projects is on my needles RIGHT NOW. I’m more than halfway through her seamless baby kimono. (It rocks BTW).

  7. KC says:

    That hat is insanely beautiful!!

    Here’s to hoping the Pumpkin Fairy does come. Because if she does she leaving an unabridged color edition of Winnie-the-Pooh. Next year maybe she will learn to make needle felted animals and leave some of those in exchange!

  8. Rachel Wolf says:

    How funny. Hot Chocolate was Lulu’s first request. We start with broth and/or miso or very diluted pear juice. Just a few sips. If that stays in we do more of the same until they’re ready for food. Then applesauce.

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