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by the lakeside journal

the in between

It's that wonderful period in between Christmas and New Years's where time almost stands still.  The decorations have been taken down (I like to start January 1st with a fresh, clean slate) and my mind is swirling around what 2019 holds.

I've been working towards a big deadline for January, but finding moments early in the morning and in the evenings to complete some knitting projects.  My goal for 2019 is to pull out all my wips and decide if they are worthy of finishing or not.  I'm ready to have more finished items to add to my wardrobe and accessories basket.  

I will do separate posts for my finished objects (there are actually 2 from this last week!!) but for now I just wanted to visit this space and say hello!

Wishing you all the very best of health, happiness and creativity in the New Year!

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around here :: june edition

I'm not quite sure what happened to May, it seemed to drag on forever and pass quickly at the same time.  We've had a few changes in our daily life around here... a new summer soccer schedule for James and a totally new schedule for Glen.  Throw in a hectic month of school team meetings for my high schooler and a last minute decision to reorganize the house (again), and I have been busy.  

Knitting and podcasting time has been very minimal and I have mostly been working on a beautiful test knit for my friend Tracie of the Grocery Girls podcast.  I am almost done the first sock and loving every moment.  I will be sure to update you more on it when the pattern is released!

After my last shop update I decided to make some changes to the way I work.  I have been redesigning a new website and planning to transfer my etsy shop over to the website.  It's been a lot of admin work but I am excited to make the change for a while now.

In my little studio, there have been lots of changes.  I put in more Ikea shelves to help with the piles of fabric and bags.  It's cleaned up a really messy corner and makes me feel calm.

And meet Edna, a new industrial sewing machine that has found its' place in another corner.  I've named her Edna after my favourite character from the Incredibles movie and think she will also help increase productivity around here.

I am in love!  And see those project bags to the left?  They are dream knitting projects that are piling up and I can't wait to cast on.

Of course, this studio cleanup sparked a need to purge and organize so many other spaces in our home.  It seems every time I pull out the contents of one closet or organize one room, it sets off a whole other area to clean up.

I feel like I am nesting in preparation for a really simple summer with the boys.  Streamlining work in the shop should allow me to stay on top of things while enjoying more knitting (which is a big goal for me right now) and spending more time just hanging out with 2 of my favourite people.  What are your summer plans?

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