Bane of my existance shawl… take four.

My current knitting work-in-progress is this Rose Garden Shawl:

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Except I am knitting it up in this gorgeous watercolor-y Bamboo yarn from South West Trading Company:

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I started this project in March of 2012 for my mom’s birthday in April. I was too stressed out to deal with it at that point (the husband was having heart surgery). Lace is no joke when you are ADD! After pulling it out twice and attempting to start once more, I finally set it aside to save my own sanity.

That is until recently…

After trying to figure out where I was in the pattern and failing, I finally ripped it out for what is hopefully the last time. I am already farther along on it than I had ever gotten before. I attribute this partly to the fact that I have grown a great deal as a knitter in the last year, and partly to my head being in a MUCH better headspace this year. Here’s hoping to have it done and blocked for Mother’s Day!

If we aren’t already friends on Ravelry, feel free to add me there!

On growing up together…

Once upon a time, way back in 2002, I started a Livejournal. Let’s try not to think too long about how old that makes me, shall we? Through that journal I made friends that I still have today… friends that I consider closer than most of the people I see in my day-to-day life. Some of these people have even crossed over into my flesh-and-bone world for various periods of time. We grew up together, had babies that are growing up so very fast together, went through so many triumphs and losses and changes together.

So you will imagine my surprise when two of them started blogs at the same time as me! Apparently I was not the only one missing it.

Introducing some of my old LJ girls, in no particular order:
vivalacupcakedesigns.wordpress.com – Who I love, who has seen me at my best and worst, who knows me better than probably anyone, and who makes all sorts adorable crafty things.
kawaiiordie.com – Who I beat to the finish line when we were pregnant together 10+ years ago, and who creates what are sincerely some of the cutest things I have seen.
thefreshmama.org – Who I would still vote yes for (you had to be there), and who I am looking forward to finding new yummy healthy recipes through.

Lastly, my heart is hurting for all those dealing with the trauma in Boston today. May they find the healing and peace they need to get through this.

An introduction…

I am Tiffany. 

I am 33, a mom to a 10 year old girl-child and a herd of beasties, a wife to a pretty awesome guy who loves me and tolerates all my odd quirks, a food nerd, a knitter, and an out-of-practice blogger. 

I have been pondering getting back into writing again for a bit, but I kept putting it off.  That is, until a couple weeks ago I woke from a nap inspired… so  here we are!

There will be a small period of adjustment while I get used to the setup here, but I am pretty excited.