I know I vowed to record our family's happenings more faithfully but it seems Autumn has passed and Advent and Christmas as well. Here it is the New Year of 2013 and I am only now saying hello to you!
Our Christmas was lovely and was then followed by a two+ week Flu Season. I have just recently begun to emerge from the kleenex, flannel, tea-filled world of family illness. Mae was hardest hit and took the longest to recover. She wanted nothing to do with anything less than constant contact with me. She slept upright on my chest for several nights. The crick in my neck is now beginning to loosen. We made several blanket forts and played lots of playdough during the recovery time. Did I mention she is a Dora and Diego fanatic? Honestly, I've never seen the likes. We watched an inordinate amount of Dora and Diego together during the last two weeks. This diversion was gratefully embraced by the woman who never wanted a television...
I have spent a fair amount of time knitting while snuggling with Mae. I started her Owlet so long ago and am only recently getting close to finishing it. I am on the third row of cable and can't believe I've never done a cable project before. It really intimidated me and now I realize just how simple it is.
It's probably difficult to see the true color since the above photos are so icky. My table reflects the overhead light and makes it so difficult to make out the colorway of the yarn. Anyhow, it is Knit Picks Swish Bulky in Blackberry. I am hoping to finish the sweater by the weekend. I have a patterned blouse in the same shade of plum that I plan to repurpose into a skirt for Mae to go with the sweater. She will look like a doll in it. (Either that or she'll decide she hates it on the spot and refuse to pull it on. Feisty one, that girl.)
Also on the needles are a pair of socks. I've never worked on size one needles before and I can tell you that the K2 P2 ribbing is tedious but somehow comforting. They are my take-along project. At least that's what I keep telling myself since I haven't gone anywhere recently. :)
The yarn is Plaid Blanket Madelinetosh Tosh Merino. I love the self striping sock yarns. I live in clogs during the winter and so enjoy fun, handmade socks peeking out.
My sidebars are terribly out of date. I will update them soon. I've been reading Forty Dreams of St. John Bosco while in the bathtub late at night. Honestly, I don't get to read much alone during the day. Seems I can only read aloud to Mae and Anne and rarely have time to read for myself. If you haven't read this book and enjoy stories of the saints, you will find it fascinating. I so love St. John Bosco.
I am squeaking under the wire to join Ginny's Yarn Along. Hope you are staying warm and are surrounded by people you love.