2:05 PM

Where in the World is My8kidsmom?

Sorry I haven’t been blogging regularly :(   I have been crafting like crazy though!

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I have been working on new colorways and trying out new yarn bases.

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I spent a couple of days working on old and new soap recipes and even tried my hand at hand-milled soap.

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I have fulled a bag that I knitted up, now I just need to add the embellishments.

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Spun up some yarn…

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and nearly finished a pair of fingerless mitts I had been working on.

2:25 PM

Getting Crafty with Cake And Lace

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This past weekend we had an open house for our two oldest boys.  I know, I know it’s late but that’s life here at the Peck household.   Technically Joey graduated last year but he still had math to finish.   He became very sick and was diagnosed with colitis.  Since Joey’s finished in December we decided to do them both this summer.   On a whim I decided to try my hand at cake decorating!

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How’d I do?  :)

I am also busy getting ready for the Michigan Fiber Festival where I will be working in a booth with Allison from Great Lakes Pygora and Ewe Spun Woolworks.   Since Allison sells beautiful pygora in one ounce packages we really needed to have a sample to show what one ounce will do.

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I spun it lace weight and knitted it as a single using the ostrich plume pattern.

10:31 PM

Family

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3:39 PM

Peaches and cupcakes oh my!

There are bushels of peaches sitting on my kitchen floor and cupcakes to be made for a graduation party….but don’t bother me, I’m knitting!

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(Don’t worry I am on my way to get back to work!)

2:21 PM

A good day…

I feel like I have been burning the candle at both ends juggling all that needs to be done.  Today I am at home waiting for someone to pick up a lamb and I am getting so much done it is refreshing!

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I am knitting up a sample of lace from handspun pygora and it is heaven.

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I had some downtime and used it to download the lovely Liesl pattern that I will use this linen yarn to knit up.

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And although all the yarn this shawl was knitted to display was sold I am finishing up the knitting it and am very nearly finished!

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Finally, here’s a sneak peek at what’s in the dye pot.

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Oh, I even had time to make some blackberry cobbler!

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