Friday, November 22, 2013

I blame Salinger

I know, I know.  I'm supposed to be showing you something that I've lovingly hand-crafted using nothing but yarn, love, time and barn wood.  And I have something I'd planned on sharing but my model is currently camped out on the couch feverish and inhaling vintage Spider-man cartoons on Netflix.  So you'll have to wait until next week for me to show you the hooded vest thing I knit for him.

And that's not the only thing I've made recently.  It's pretty much a nonstop knit-fest around here.  I knit while the coffee brews. I knit while my daughter plays blocks.  I knit and stand.  I knit during naptime.  I knit and read a Salinger biography in bed before lights out.  I have orders to fulfill, plus my brother-and-sister-in-law just bought a little shop and requested me to make some stuff to sell there, which I'm super excited about.  I've done baby sweaters and hats, and then my brother-in-law asked for some dirty deer hats so I've made two of those so far.  (Strange combination, huh?)

But anyway, sickness has invaded our house - with everyone feeling kind of blah and sore-throaty and congested.  Sebastian came downstairs at 3:30 in the morning because he was thirsty, and he woke me up from a dream where he and his sister were not my children - they were my brother and sister and I was upset because my mom was making me stay home from high school (HIGH SCHOOL!!) to take care of them because they were sick.

But maybe that's better than the dream I had the night before where I was in the middle of a Supernatural/Lord of the Rings epic battle where I stabbed someone in the heart with a steak knife.

So anyway, my point is that I don't really have one and am kind of sleepy because I couldn't turn off my brain after the early morning wake up and so am a bit delirious and have resorted to discussing my dreams with my blog.

But in my defense they're really interesting dreams. (HA!)

It's probably because I've been reading too much about Salinger before I go to sleep.

To compensate for this post here is a picture of my daughter wearing my reading glasses that I attempted to instagram but it no longer works on my phone and crashes every time I try to post a photo and makes me really sad because how else am I going to share photos of my dinner with the world?


  1. we had dinner with sarah and forest this wk. Had no clue you all knew each other. we need to all get together after the holiday season. Silas is in Anna's kindergarten class.

    1. Awesome! That sounds like a great idea! We love the Berkshires. Their boys get along so well with our kids!

      I see Anna every day when I pick Sebastian up from the bus.

  2. One of my cats tends to wake me up around 4am every morning and is constantly waking me up from really bizarre dreams. I haven't been reading any crazy books before bed though... maybe I should start?

    1. Absolutely you should start. Although technically it wasn't a crazy book, just a book about how crazy Salinger was.


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