My baby’s back!

Well, my laptop had more things wrong with it than just not reading my memory card. We had to send her away to the HP people, who took her apart, ripped everything down and rebuilt her. Can you say “withdrawal”???? Ya. Anyways, now I have her back.


Who, aside from me, is excited for school to start? I love fall! I love making plans for all of my projects (most of which never get done, but hey… ). While finishing Maddy’s pink pom pom socks, I decided this school year would kick off the year of the sock! My goal is to knit a pair each month… that’s right… 12 pairs this year! I have picked out several patterns (FREE) on Ravelry.


Maddy’s Pink Pom Pom Peds

Am I only knitting socks this year??? Heck no! I still have 872 other knitting projects to work on, and I want to start another quilt. I have already started My September Socks in a fabulous Malibrigio Sock yarn. I am also working on a sweater for Kevin right now.

September Socks and Kev’s Sweater


Other quick updates from the Ort-stead… Aidan is running cross country, Maddy is playing Middle School Field Hockey, and Katie is on the JV Volleyball team… And you know what that means? LOTS of knitting time! lol…

We are also looking at some change in the near future – I am looking for a job… *gasp*… I know, right?

OOooooooh – and just because I love to brag on my kids…. we went to a wedding this summer, and I was able to get the BEST family photo (albeit without Katie)…

The Ort’s all Cleaned Up!


That’s all for now, but next time I will fill you in on all the fabulous sock patterns, and other Work-In-Progress I have here at the house!

Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer… I know I will – while dreaming of FALL!





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