Sunday, September 29, 2013

gratitude sunday

My husband's grandpa passed away this week. It's been an emotional time, but it's also been time to take stock of some good things. I'm sitting here on a Sunday night with a cup of hot tea, my hair still wet from a warm shower. Jude is sound asleep, and I've got a good book waiting on my bedside table.

This week I'm grateful for:

  • hearing Jude's belly laughs and watching him interact with many generations of family.
  • being with my husband's family to say goodbye to his grandpa.
  • celebrating my husband's birthday with him.
  • knitting baby bear hats for two little girls expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
  • teaching a friend to knit.
  • receiving a skein of handspun yarn.
  • finishing a sweater, hat, and booties for Jude. (He will be the warmest baby on the block.)
  • going to a festival downtown, where I finally figured out what 3-D printing means.
  • letting fall breezes blow through open windows.
  • spending a rainy afternoon at a coffee shop.
  • feeding Jude his first solid food. (He's not so sure he likes it.)

knitting lesson

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What good things are going on in your life? I'd love to hear what you're appreciating lately.


I'm joining up with Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

babies love hats

Remember this old-fashioned baby hat? Baby loves it. Haha.

Ravelry notes here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

knitting, of late

I've got several projects on the needles these days and not many coming off the needles, but I'm knitting a few stitches every day, which makes me happy. 

I finally (finally!) sewed buttons on the Baby Sophisticate (practically a year later). It's made of baby alpaca, so it's soft and squishy and should stretch easily around his round belly. I think little J is going to look sufficiently old-mannish in his shawl-collared cardigan this fall. Now he just needs some slippers to shuffle around the house in and a book of crossword puzzles to carry around. Our little old man.

I've also been chugging away on my Larch Cardigan after taking a summer break from it. I finished the fronts and backs, seamed the shoulders, and am working on a sleeve. I keep measuring the sweater and myself, and I think it will fit. If not, I'll block it to fit my post-baby body. I'm wearing this cardigan come fall!

And finally, I actually finished a cabled hat for J, but after weaving in ends, I discovered it's too short. I think I'll pick up stitches around the bottom and knit an inch of ribbing. I hope that will work. Otherwise I'll just save it for a baby gift.

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What are you working on these days?


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