How many of you remember the Charlie Brown classic "It's the Easter Beagle. . . . "? I always loved these holiday specials growing up and love them all over again watching them with my kids. Although Charlie Brown Christmas and The Great Pumpkin are classics, I love the Easter special and the Thanksgiving specials as well. When Jackson was small, he started calling "Easter Beagle" the "Easter Bagel" and to this day it's what we call it. Steve and I can't help but giggle at the crossover between our two backgrounds although it was unintentional.
So the Bunny came, but was nearly caught in the act. Had the candy and treasures for the boys' baskets in the back of the car and Jackson spied them and asked about it. I covered up quickly and changed the subject. At bedtime on Saturday night, he was sad and I asked what was wrong. He said "I want to ask about the Easter stuff in the car, but I don't want to know the answer". I was heartbroken for him and angry at myself for being careless. My kids are big believers - until now. I think I covered my tracks well enough and in referencing Santa, it was obvious that his belief in him remains unwavering. I know some people think all of this lying to our children is bad, but to me, it's one of the few magical parts of life that remain. I intend to protect that innocence as long as I can.
My KAL Top Down Sweater is progressing. After getting my stitches twisted (I know, how silly of me) I am on my way and really liking my new yarn choice. I doubt very much that I will be at the first sleeve by the time we record this week, but that's okay. I do need to check my row gauge and see if I need to adjust the measurements for this next section.
My Berkshire Bulky project for the next catalog is also moving along, which is a good thing. That has a serious deadline. I've also got a project in either Southwick or maybe Longmeadow that is starting to formulate in my head. We'll see where that leads. . . . .
Starting next week, Steve and I will be meeting with all of our yarn reps to start buying yarn for Fall '07. The reps know we like to see the new yarns as soon as they come out of their sales meetings so that we have plenty of time to make selections for our catalogs, etc. I love seeing the new yarns. The process is intense and grueling especially when we have reps coming in everyday, but it's also very exciting. I"ll try to give you some sneak peeks at what is to come for next season.