10.18.2012

a little calm before the storm....

i'm trying not to jinx it here, but i think i'm at my breathing moment before the chaos of holidays :) i love the excited preparedness of holiday crafting, baking, trip planning, all of it... and for me, the anticipation of it all is just part of the excitement.


as i mentioned earlier this week, my hubby has left for sea, so it's a little quiet here at home. and finally the skies have opened up and we're seeing lots of the bc rain our winters are known for. (call me strange, but i love dreary wet, cold weather. hahaha maybe it's the knitter in me).

so i'm taking these short weeks to rest, and prepare myself for the holidays. because who am i kidding. it's gonna be a busy season, and i'm gonna be upping the caffeine, and cutting the sleep.... because i like the anticipation... it's what makes our handmade holiday so fun! and i've got a little extra someone to knit for... i'm gonna be an auntie again in the new year! also, my little man has asked for a stocking, and i'd love to do a handmade advent calendar... though that may be stretching it for me... of course i haven't forgotten about the end of this month either... so there's always something. but for now, i'm gonna make sure i take some time to breathe...


thankfully i had my knit on in preparing for knit city, and i'm now well stocked for holiday markets upcoming. there are still a few items i want to add to the list, but i don't at all feel the panic of preparing for the booth. (so long as i don't leave it to the last minute). haha.

and so here's what i'm doing today:


list making (i probably love the process of list making almost more than what it means.. that i have something to do to cross it off).


knitting (clearly)



cuddling my little man... he's growing up so fast... (this pic is from quite some time ago, but i love it... and like remembering when he was smaller)


listening to the rain....




enjoying my coffee and tea....


how about you? are you feeling the calm before the storm yet? are you also taking a moment to breathe? let's chat, any exciting things on your lists? what's on your needles now? xo

10 comments:

  1. No calm times for me I'm afraid! I am participating in my first craft fair at the end of November and I am feeling the pressire! Your plans for today look amazing, I have to say! Enjoy!

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    1. hurrah for your first craft fair! i'm super excited! my next craft fair is the last weekend of nov. is that when yours is? i'd love to chat booth prep with you if you want to ... xoxo good luck with the crafting! xo

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    2. Do I? Of course! I'll email you so we can chat! Thanks, it would help so much!

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  2. I hear you! I looove making lists! I'm getting so excited about crossing them off!
    My to-do list today involves organizing the yarns I am using over the next couple of months and winding them into balls. Then I'll be set to GO!
    I think we like the dreary west coast days because then it is perfectly reasonable to stay inside and knit with a cup of tea all day! ;)

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    1. ;) perfectly reasonable indeed! xo

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  3. Love that wreath, such a cool simple idea
    xx

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    1. i think so! thanks to good old pinterest ;) xo

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  4. that picture of you and your son is too sweet. it's raining here in DC so i'd love to be snuggled up at home knitting. instead i'm working until it's officially the weekend and then enjoying it!

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    1. rainy weather is actually perfect for knitting, don't you think? eeks! my sister and brother in law and family have moved to washington! we want to come visit so bad! what is on your needles? thanks for the pic love, my girlfriend amy (aka family feedbag) took it. it was such a good day. xo

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