May Day

I’m so pleased with everyone’s enthusiasm for The Handcrafted Wardrobe project!  I am ridiculously excited about it.

I have no brain for original blog post titles.  I’m worn out today.  It’s been raining constantly.  It’s kind of depressing.  And soggy.

By carrying Elijah’s sweater vest about with me through out the day and knitting a stitch here and there, I think I’m on track to finish on time for his birthday.  fingers crossed.  I’m starting to think about projects beyond.  There are three sweaters I want to make myself.  Alright, there are thousands of sweaters I want to make myself!  But, there are three that I want to make right now.  Which is not in line with my current no-yarn-money status.  I’m making an effort not to resent my doctor for taking my yarn money.  I know he’s just trying to help me.  But if he comes in to my next appointment with a fabulous new hand-knit sweater, we’re going to have words.

May Day was beautiful. Not the weather of course, though it didn’t rain too, too much.  I taught Mairi and Galen how to knit i-cords and they made us garlands like these to wear.  I didn’t bring my camera; which fell somewhere between consciously deciding and outright forgetting.  I wasn’t sure how much I would be up for; my strength waxes and wanes, so I brought a sleeping bag and spread it on the grass beside the maypole and tucked sweet Miss Seraphine up with me.  But when everyone grabbed a ribbon, she jumped up, declaring, “Serasina need to get bow!” and ran off to join in.  She held the tail end of Mairi’s and she danced the entire time.  In the very last 30 seconds or so, when everyone was rushing around trying to tie up the band standing under the maypole, as is our tradition, a friends scooped her up and ran the last lap around with her.   I have requested at least one photo of her epic dance from someone who did take pictures.  I would like a memento of that for posterity’s sake.

I’m currently reading Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.  Sad but true: I am a hopelessly disorganized and chronically messy person who reads cleaning and organizing books for pleasure.


4 thoughts on “May Day

  1. Corina Sahlin

    Listen. Stay open to this idea, promise?

    I’ve read and loved your blog for a while, and I am equally addicted to knitting, raising wholesome kids, healthy food, and nature.
    So when I read that all of your money gets taken by doctors, and that you want to knit sweaters, my heart made a jump, because guess what? I have stashes and stashes of beautiful yarn at home that my mother-in-law sent me. I’m talking nice yarn, not acrylic crap.

    I’m super busy with our homestead right now, and homeschooling my three kids, and helping my goats give birth, and I haven’t had any time for knitting.

    This yarn needs a new home. I would love to pass some on to you as a gift. All you need to do is tell me what gauges you are looking for, and possibly the yardage, and maybe some colors you like. Maybe I can find some yarn that would fit in my stash.

    You can email me directly, and we can powhow about it!


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