Scorched Earth

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It is New Year’s Day….. and I am sitting in our new condo looking out at the Space Needle.

I am amazed at where I am sitting….. what I am looking at….. and dazed that we are here.

There is a saying in the corporate world, “scorched earth”. It is that time when you move so fast you can’t even see what you left behind. I have been moving like scorched earth since September.

Let’s see…. sell a house, buy a new house, sell off and get rid of 1/2 of all your possessions plus one vehicle. Be sure to keep husband, cats, and yarn stash. Oh and in the middle of all this negotiate one of the largest corporate contracts for my whole work year.  Add in… 5 business trips, two business plans, new furniture for new house, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the stuff surrounding it.

I survived! As did everyone around me…. which is amazing.

So I owe you all a Thank You for being patient and hanging in there with me. And to answer all the questions….

Yes, I did make cookies including the famous Santa’s from Hell.

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Yes, I did do some holiday knitting…. my favorite was the coat, hat and cowl set….The pattern is Lottie Set, found on Quince and Co. I did the coat and my daughter did the cowl and hat. I can hardly wait to see this on Eve.

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The rest were fast and simple….a hat for Henry, Eve’s older brother. This pattern is Barley by tincanknits. A great hat for a boy.

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A couple of cowls and fingerless mitts for our daughter and god-daughter. This is the Walking Rib Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

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A Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf for Doug, another Churchmouse Yarns and Teas pattern

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and finally a mash up of Shoulder Cozy’s by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas…. one for me, one for my daughter and one for Karen.

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Next up….well a new look for this blog site….a new sweater pattern….and a little fast and easy cowl pattern.  Cause I owe you a few things and I just haven’t had that much going on recently!

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