a good week for knitting

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Joining Ginny and Nicole.

It’s been a good week for knitting. Little projects have been flying off my needles. Not sure if it’s because I’ve had more time or if the small projects are just less intimidating than a bigger project so I’m more likely to pick up my needles and sneak in a row here and there whenever I have the chance. I finished the other welted fingerless glove but I haven’t decided whether or not I am going to add buttons to the cuffs like they do in the pattern. I’m hate sewing on buttons (So tedious!) but I do like how it looks. I’ll have to check out my button stash and see if anything “speaks” to me. I also cranked out a cute slouchy hat for Eddie in just two days. The designer is from my town and I’ve been drooling over her designs for years but haven’t actually knit one of her patterns until now. I’m totally hooked. I think I’m going to choose one of her sweater patterns for Eddie this fall.

Gabe has been asking for some socks and so I picked up a few skeins yesterday on our way home from gymnastics class. The Cascade Heritage yarn is on of my favorites sock yarns; it’s just so soft and squishy. While I’ve never purchased any till now, I’ve been eyeing this Dream yarn for quite some time. The color is called Pinot and I cannot wait to cast on. It’s practically taunting me, just sitting there in the bag, unwound, and full of endless possibilities.

Any new yarn purchases this week? What are your favorite sock yarns?

Happy Wednesday, my friends.

just one

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Joining Ginny and Nicole.

I finally finished my Rosewater shawl. It hasn’t been blocked yet, but I have high hopes that I will be able to share it with everyone by next week. I do love it so: the drop lace pattern is simple and airy and the yarn is just oh-so-squishy.

I didn’t want to start a big project quite so soon after finishing the shawl so I decided to cast on for a pair of fingerless gloves. The pattern is called Welted Fingerless Gloves; it’s designed by one of my local yarn stores and I’m using a lovely alpaca yarn by Berocco. I hope to finish the second glove in a the next day or two and then cast on for a slightly larger project, like a sweater for one of the kids. Gabe has been asking for more socks, so I may be forced to stop by the yarn store and surround myself in gorgeous yarn in search of the perfect skein(s). The sacrifices I make for that man.

Happy Wednesday, friends.

survival mode

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Joining Ginny and Nicole.

Feed the baby.

Run the dishwasher.

Change the toddler.

Text mom.

Transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer.

Change the baby.

Did I feed the baby?

Hold the baby.

Feed the four year old.

Check the tomatoes in the garden.

Did the rabbit get through the fence again?

Did I fertilize?

I should blog. About what? You haven’t touched your knitting in four days.

Maybe I should learn embroidery.

That’s pretty much how my stream of consciousness has been lately.

I haven’t been much of a presence on here in the last two weeks. Too tired. Too busy. Typically I have a mother’s helper who comes twice a week so I can get things done around here: laundry, meal prep for the week, a bit of gardening, etc.. She’s been on vacation and boy, am I missing her.

We have been doing things around the farm here and there but for the most part I am in survival mode. Keep everyone fed, healthy, and (relatively) clean. Caleb has started sleeping through the night for the most part, only waking once to feed. The extra sleep has been helping but I feel like I could use three days of solid sleep before feeing like my old self. Such is life with children.

The doe with the twins has taken up residence in our orchard. We don’t have time to do much harvesting this year, so we figured since we don’t have time to eat the apples, we might as well let someone enjoy them.  The fawns no longer nurse and seem bigger everyday. Must be all that fresh fruit.

I’m still working on a pair of self striping socks for Eddie and plugging away on my Rosewater shawl. I’m itching for a new project but I don’t want to start anything until these two items are finished. We are going to be in Dallas for a week this month and I want to to bring the shawl with me to wear during the evening with dresses.

Yes, I took a photo of a deer going to the bathroom, because, well, why not? You’re welcome.

Happy Wednesday, friends.

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