Items of interest, clockwise from the top left:
– Bulletin board with a couple pictures of my family that make me feel warm and fuzzy. On the right of the bulletin board is my “schedule” which was fun to make but impossible to follow, showing how my days should, ideally, progress, including mothering, working, cooking, me-time etc.
– Chocolate. I took this photo during baby’s first nap phase of the day. I’m writing this during the third, and the chocolate has been consumed. If you wanted any, sorry. Next to the chocolate, if you look really close, you can see a white pacifier camouflaging with the printer paper. There’s a bit of a poetic symmetry to this pairing of objects: I munch chocolate to de-stress, baby chomps his pacifier for the same reason.
– Lasse the Whale. I need to have him nearby to look at as I try to work through the challenges of explaining intarsia knitting and short-rows in his pattern that I’m writing up.
– Half-finished starfish pieces, needles and yarn. I’m in the final editing stages for my whale pattern, and when my head starts spinning from trying to work out the details in that project, I stop for a bit, and work on improving my starfish, drafting her pattern too.
– My Little Animal Book. I borrowed this book from my son’s collection (he hasn’t noticed) because it has awesome, simple pictures that are inspiring me as I come up with plans for future knit toy animals.
– besides all this, there’s my box of knitting needles, a photograph of me and my sisters that I haven’t found a place for, and lots and lots of scattered notes.
I hope, for your sake, that your workspace is a bit less chaotic than mine!