Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

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December catch up

It is wonderful to be able to sit down and catch up my blog readers on all my doings, but it is also a frustrating practice! So much has happened since my last post. It is always intimidating to try to include everything at once. Should I start from where I left off? Should I only blog about highlights? How about all those pictures? Maybe, I should just write about today!

All these thoughts and frustrations are only compounded by the fact that I HAVE blogged in the past bit, but the posts never loaded, or failed, or I got a message to try the website upload later. What if that were to happen now?

With this in mind, I am going to choose to do little uploads that jump around in my updates: in case the post doesn't upload, I won't risk marring a linear storyline, or be unable to go back and fill in details later.

Today, I am home. What a blessing in this crazy December time! Not only do we have the usual Christmas rush-about, but two of my kids have December birthdays. Because I have three kids, we are also very busy going to band concerts, choir concerts, basketball games and swim meets. And, while I am very thankful to have met my December 1 deadline for two magazine articles, two knitting patterns and two knitted samples, I now have the joy of working on my own self-published patterns. The boss is totally crazy: she's trying to get a sweater pattern, mitten pattern and hat pattern out the door before year's end!

Sniff! We're all in double digits, now!

A beautiful Christmas Vespers at the Culver Academy Chapel.

I love the tuba player by the column.

Her "Grown Up Christmas List"

In other knit news, I am totally stoked to be in conversation with The Loopy Ewe, one of my favorite knit stores. We are trying to work out a class(es) I could teach there when I am in Fort Collins, Colorado this coming April. The Loopy Ewe will start carrying my patterns in January. And, Canadian pattern store Patternfish is working on getting mine uploaded before the end of 2014.

Off to work on those, now!