I am ALMOST DONE with so many things: my Empire Waist Cardigan, my son’s quilt and the book I’ve been reading:

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Here’s a little about each:

My Empire Waist Cardigan — I like this cardigan very much.  I need to remember that sweaters knit in DK weight take for-evah, but they’re quite flattering because of the non-bulkiness of the yarn.  All that’s left is the front bands — I’m half-way up the first.  The instructions for this part were sparse and NOT intuitive, but it’s going okay now that I’ve found a groove.

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My son’s quilt —  This is already sooooo much better than my first quilt.  It’s not perfect, for sure.  But, seriously, it’s so much better — no puckers on the back, most notably.  All I have left is the binding, though, as I’ve learned, this can sometimes be the trickiest part.

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The book I’m reading — A memoir by a local radio talk-show host, also a family friend.  I’m enjoying this quite a bit (and can very much relate to his lifelong but unrealized dream to be a celebrated novelist).

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Speaking of books, I went to an EXCELLENT lecture about raising resilient children and teens by the author of this book.  Also, a friend had the brilliant idea to start a group centered around The Mother-Daughter Project.  Our first meeting is next month.  I already know most of the women invited — they’re smart, fun, interesting and they parent very mindfully.  I’m hoping that the group gels and together we can shepherd our daughters successfully and happily through adolescence.

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