This has been a whirlwind month, to be sure. It just absolutely flew by! Now, I’m gearing up for my design schedule in February. And, it’s starting to get filled very quickly.
I have four designs which have a March 1 deadline with publishers/editors. 2 garments, 1 blanket and 1 accessory item. 4 items in a month is pretty comfortable for me. One a week is definitely do-able. But, I’m going to have to try very hard to slip in a couple of other things as well because it seems that there is SO MUCH to do around here! So many plans and just not enough hours in the day.
I could get started on those designs this weekend. But, I’m working on a book proposal. Remember I said that I would be swatching and sketching a lot? Well, I started yesterday. You see, although February is very busy, I have to continue marketing my designs, no matter how busy I am. We certainly don’t want to get into a position where I am sitting here with no design schedule, right? I may be busy right now. But, I’d also like to be busy the remaining months of the year.
Brianna has started knitting again. I guess she was waiting for the colder weather. She started off by making two garter stitch scarves again. But, incredibly, she is now working on a hat FROM A PATTERN! And, yes, I’ve helped her. But, she’s amazingly self-sufficient and has been figuring out a lot by herself. She even went to the internet to teach her how to bind off. I can’t wait to see how the hat turns out. She’s making very quick progress.
Christian is doing well. Still non-stop talking, of course. He tries to repeat just about everything he hears. Yesterday, he started counting from 1-10, only in reverse. So, he can count from 1-10 and then from 10-1. I didn’t really have to teach him. I just happened to notice that he’s been saying the numbers in reverse when he watches the microwave. So, I wanted to see if he could do it without having the microwave there. And, sure enough! He knows them backwards, without any problem at all.