dala horse, party horse

dala horse
party horse

what a rough start to 2012, but i'm not losing hope.  i've had a lot of time to think of things i'd rather be doing than lying in my bed getting better from this nasty infection, not flu like i originally thought.   i hope to be stocking the shop soon with items from a sweet little collaboration.  and since everyone has been so awesome about my most recent knitting project, i've also been trying to work on translating the downton sweater to pattern.  i'm almost there.  i'll get it all out there once i'm back on my feet.

but, who knows when that will be.  i know i'm always talking about resetting my expectations, and i guess i'm not done.  the last month has taught me some hard lessons about weakness and limitations, but i'm so thankful for it.  the right words and encouragement have been there when i need to remember what's really important, and i'm grateful to be surrounded by people who make it easy for me to be sick and get better.  not like i'd want to do it again, but it's been a surprisingly uplifting time.


  1. So darling. I hope your 2012 gets better. Keeping you in my thoughts. Have a great week. xo, rv


  2. hope you soon feel better!
    sending you good vibrations - have nice days

  3. I'm so sorry to hear you've had a rough start to your year--

    I know what you mean. It is always good to learn, but lessons can and usually are hard and painful. My heart goes out to you. xx

  4. I'm sorry things haven't been so great for you lately, but I'm happy to hear you have some great people around you. I'm sending you good thoughts as well!

  5. I hope that you're completely back on your feet soon. I keep checking in with your blog (and still will!) to see how you're doing. Best wishes!

    And woohoo! I totally want to make that sweater!!!

  6. Get well soon, Elly! The year has only just begun which means it will (hopefully) only get better.

  7. I hope you feel better soon! and that Dala horse is so rad- love it :)