Yep, another blog about sleep stuff.
I guess I need to just accept my new normal sleep cycle. Basically, I go to sleep pretty early (between 10 and midnight) sleep between 4 and 5 hours, get up, do some work, then take a nap later. Since fighting the cycle seems to make for nights with absolutely no sleep, I think I'll give in and just live with this.
The good news is that I am being productive again. The sleep deprivation sucked in and of itself, but what really bothered me the most was that I couldn't work.
The past few days, early in the morning, I have managed to create some graphs and write some patterns for upcoming stuff. I am going gangbusters on the Withig cowl, and plan to have two sizes; a standard loose summer cowl, and a wimple length good for fall or spring, especially if knit in warmer yarns.
I figured out the stranded sweater will not work in the Comfy Bulky (it's not quite springy enough for stranded work) but I will try it in some Swish worsted (machine washable wool).
The Comfy will be perfect for a version of the sweater above, though (modeled by Sean).
I also have the itch to graph out a shawl using two or three different lace patterns. I think that will happen in the next week or so.
My friend Lynx started a fan group on Ravelry for people who enjoy Otterwise Designs, called Otterphiles. Some of the members have said they would be delighted to test new patterns, so I am working on getting a few shawl patterns ready for testing; one in knit, one in crochet.
Oscar has this week off, as a celebration of his 50th birthday (tomorrow!). We are celebrating by spending time with family, mostly.
He also will update otterwise.com, but I need to get the photos and text ready for him first. Perhaps that would be another good early morning job.
And then there are the book reviews. I love doing them, but sleeplessness got me a bit behind. I want to get a few more of those done this week as well.
It is HOT this week, too. I am so very grateful for our air conditioner.
(photos: Sunflower and Sean in his big sweater)