Today was a little crazy. I decided (kind of last-minute) to submit some of the design ideas I’ve had banging around my brain for Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 8. I figure if they accept them, awesome, if not, they’re ones I’m planning to write up and knit for self-publishing anyway, so no big loss. Except I needed a swatch for one of them (others already had swatches, or, um, completely knit toddler-size samples, ha!), so I was frantically knitting on that in between class prep and meeting with students today.
Friday’s are my day to pick M up from school at 3, and I hadn’t finished the swatch yet at that point. Poor M must be going through some kind of cognitive and/or growth spurt lately, and she is a clingy mess right now. So I finished my swatch while holding a 32.5lb toddler. That took some doing! And then I took photos of all my swatches with her “help”, and spent the rest of my evening wearing her again, while trying to chip away at writing up the actual design proposals (I just now sent them off, 3 hours under the wire!). I love the snuggles, but it’s exhausting – I’m really hurting from how much carrying M I’ve done in the past week.