March. I think it was a good month, but I’m caught up in the middle of a whirlwind right now and it’s hard for me to reflect on anything without knowing that it’s colored by what’s going on right now. To make a long story short, we found our dream home, put an offer on it and it was accepted! Except for the fact that we have spent 48 hrs trying to figure out how to get internet connected at the house and it looks like it may not be possible and, with both of us working from home, permanently living in a house without internet isn’t an option. We are pretty crushed, and have 24hrs left to find a solution or let the house go to someone else. I know there will be another great house for us out there, but I’m so tired of moving from one place to another and just want a place to call our own.
Also this month, I thought I was going to have a big pattern release, but there were some glitches and delays with printing the patterns. So, I will definitely have something very exciting to share in April, but (probably not unexpectedly) there are always surprises and delays when getting new big projects going!
I got to do a fair bit of sewing for myself this month (or at least get blog posts written on things I’ve been working on for a while), which was nice, since I find that designing patterns actually requires very little time in front of the sewing machine. I’ve been wearing my professorial sweatshirt cardigan a ton and enjoy the silly 70’s tunic sweatshirt as well. I sewed a sweatshirt that was a flop as well, I’m looking at the silver lining of it since it highlighted out a last couple of fit adjustments I want to make on the pattern. My Ginger Jeans with giant cuffs were successful and getting worn a bunch, despite needed some more work on crotch curves next time around. The big win of this month was my Southwest Eyeblinder Dress – I love it and can’t wait for the weather to warm up here so I can wear it!
I’ve finished knitting my Vincent and Doctor shawl and have absolutely adored wearing it. It’s the perfect weight for spring and it looks great with dark jeans, so it’s in heavy rotation right now! I posted a Week in Pictures since I went to the Southwest to visit my mom and I got inspired by the beautiful scenery (including desert wildflowers!).
I continued to write my #IAmAWIP series with I am a Dreamer, I am a Feminist, I am a Pet Lover, and I am Mentally Healthy. I have found it interesting that I was able to write a giant list of topic ideas, but can’t work through the list in any systematic order – instead I seem to need to brainstorm each week independently based on what’s going on in my life at the moment.