I’ve essentially been setting a self-esteem trap every day and it turns out I’m great at it. cycle the equivalent of the rally each month for three months. Yarn Harlot: October 2004 Archives. When I became a mum that one started to make a lot of sense, and I also I kept Find Your Own Food Fridays, but one upped my mum by inventing Make Your Own Fun Mondays, in which I didn’t come up with any activities or plans for the girls, and they had to come up with their own fun that didn’t require parental support of any kind. Just awesome. (I didn’t finish my sweater in time). 65.5k followers. The pictures and videos of her, or remembering the delicious anticipation of her birth, recalling the joy I felt holding her in my arms, these are things about my little granddaughter I don’t want to forget, and while it makes me sad to see or think of those things, they are balanced with a sweetness and happiness that makes it worth the agony. We had Old Joe do the annual reading of Santa Mouse for all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – again, Zoom. For those of you who still can’t be with the people you love, hang in there. Like everything during this lockdown and pandemic, it isn’t what we want. A big list. Now, mostly, I do this because it’s fun. Wrap yourself up in that, kiddo. Meg and I speak often of the inner conflict we feel around remembrances of Charlotte. Thank you for sharing some of the magic. Hope to see you next year –. When the laptop is fixed and I’ve seen to the ducks. Ahead of midnight on the 31st; I pay all my bills, I clean the house, I sweep one last time and throw the dust out the back door – all so that I don’t carry anything bad forward into the new year and I end as I mean to go on. Nancy P. I have to laugh at the photo of the woman eating the maple cotton candy. It’s hard to describe the absolute joy that is Rhinebeck For me, it always feels like coming home! I’m already looking forward to next year! I am grateful that Charlotte had such a good, strong mum. If you’re working from home, why not work from a tent? (This week, due to an error that was incredibly instructive, I managed to lose an entire video during editing and had to start over. It was perfect, and I mean it when I say it was the perfect gift, even though Elliot made me a pipe cleaner bracelet that is clearly going to fit right into my wardrobe. My world has been so very small for almost a year that knitting small things just seems like a good fit. I’m trying not too look to far ahead right now. I’m entirely smitten. I miss my friends (especially my American ones) and travelling and knitting classes and conferences and Port Ludlow, and I dread the coming winter when our ability to see people out-of-doors and distanced will go away, and I feel bad for Joe that there’s not likely to be skiing this year, and I am worried about his parents who’s world has been very, very small for so long now. OH but I wish I were going to be there. Love it all! Bonnie (the elder) was soft hearted, but it came with a wicked fierceness that I wished for my Charlotte Bonnie (the younger). But yours is better! Dear Elliot, Dear Maeve, Dear Frankie, Dear Luis…. It was wonderful and an experience I would have never had but for you. This is a New Jersey tale of serendipity, two socks, and the singular Yarn Harlot. It is in keeping with the rather craptastic nature of 2020 that I begin the month of December by blowing a deadline. I love it too but had to miss it this year. I don’t know how things are where you live, but here we are still under restrictions, mostly increasing ones right now, and our world is tiny, and having the world shrink to this family and this house sometimes makes it hard to see outside of it. A blanket made just for them, never to be repeated again – with motifs and meaning that is unique to that one person on earth, as special as they are. Thanks for the virtual tour. I resolved to start telling that story with her blanket – the story of the women she came from. I try to bite my tongue a little harder, to pay more compliments, to show more patience, to say yes a little more often, and I see Megan do the same. I hope to one day make it to Rhinebeck – your pictures make it come alive. Thanks for the tour, I missed going this year but my youngest isn’t ready to go and needed me home (and the adoption was finalized last week! There’s a certain resonance isn’t there? 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