Although I'm fairly certain no one but my family will end up reading my old-school, non-sponsored, written by one person blog, I'm looking forward to capturing my projects again. I like seeing a record of the things I do that stay done, unlike most of what I do every day. My last entry was Kate's first birthday. Now she's three and definitely not the baby, In fact, here's the baby.
Meet Tom, a happy, chubby two-month old. He sleeps. And eats. And sleeps some more. I'm almost not sure what to do with a baby who wants to sleep all night, but if thats what he wants to do I'll let him. He's modeling a lovely Classic Cashmere Sweater from my favorite baby knitting book ever, Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. Except it's Drops Merino Extra Fine because four kids means that babies around here don't wear cashmere.
Kate is a wonderful big sister. She likes to help with Tom and just now was trying to make him smile.
Kate also happens to be modeling knitwear, a Sweet Peasy also in Drops Merino Extra Fine. I like the yarn for its price, softness and washability. It does pill, especially on the sleeves, but it's still one of my favorite yarns for kid sweaters.
Back when I blogged frequenty it was all about John and Pete. So here they are, too.
I always feel like I'm behind on knitting/sewing/quilting, but I'm trying to remind myself that they're hobbies. It doesn't really matter when I finish or what I make as long as I'm having fun. With that in mind I joined the Jimmy Beans Wool Downton Abbey Mystery KAL, clues here. No deadline, very slow progress expected since there are only clues posted once a week with the idea that the clue can be completed while watching the episode. It turns out the project is lace gauntlets. Not the most useful thing in the world, but who cares? I'm making something for me and the size of my hands really won't change as I lose my baby weight.
I'm making them in Squoosh Sublime in Loganberry, a yarn club skein from back in 2010. At least I finally got around to using it, right?
Stay tuned for stories of shawlettes (all the fun of shawl knitting, all the wearability of a scarf) and lots and lots of cooking. I'm sure everyone who's had one knows how much little boys can eat and could scare me with tales of what's in store for me when they're teenagers, but it still surprises me how much my family eats!