I finally finished The Bag. It took forever to knit, then I had to felt it and then wait for it to dry and shape (for days.) I made up the braided handle pattern myself and am so happy how it turned out. The part I was most scared of but ended up being my most favorite of all? Attaching the hardware. Wow. I need to hammer things more often.
And this skirt was a dress I had decided to knit at random with all my scrap yarns.
I got all the way to the top and just wasn't happy with it, so I ripped it all out down to the skirt (the part I did like) and so there you have it. I do the same with my writing, among other things.
Finally, I am excited to announce that my Listen To Your Mother show has secured a sponsor- an incredibly awesome local one that I will officially confirm when I know that I can. Things are falling into place in almost a too-good-to-be-true fashion but I'm riding that wave. I hope to have tickets on sale soon. For now they will be available online with possible opportunities to purchase in person or on the day of the show if we don't sell out.
I really want every seat to be filled.
These stories are going to take the audience through a beautiful journey. They'll laugh, they'll cry, they'll feel, and I know they will be inspired. How I need your help: Invite everyone you know- women, men, teens, - everyone will get it. Like Listen To Your Mother on Facebook. (This is an easy way to share with your friends and family, too.)
And if you aren't local, please attend one of the other Listen To Your Mother shows playing nationally in April & May. Are you near Austin, L.A., Spokane, or Madison? Save the dates! (My show is May 7, 7PM in Valparaiso at the historic Memorial Opera House.) I will definitely announce when tickets are on sale here as well as on the Listen To Your Mother site, Facebook and Twitter.
I am still writing over at NWIparent- see the latest: Park Days Are Here Again! And I am excited to be working on a piece for the NWIparent section in the Times newspaper as well. I'll let you know what day to watch for it! I continue to write daily at Real Moms Guide as well (please note that my pen name is "Steph"; there's another writer at RMG that goes by Stephanie!) I haven't been linking lately but what the hay, here's a few of my recent posts:
- Arts & Crafts: beyond paint with water
- What age do you let your child choose their hair style?
- Baby Boom!
- Mom Confessions: how do you find your peace and quiet?
I absolutely love my job.
Knitting & pattern details can be found on Ravelry. I'm BabywearKnittery.