Saturday, January 31, 2015

Yes, yes, knitting. That's a thing that happens.

I knit myself another blue cardigan, because I have a subconscious obsession with them. No photos, because, well, I do not feel cute lately. Eventually that'll happen.

And because we are now at 20 weeks (Eek! Halfway!) I'm finally casting on some yarn-based goodies for the tiny viking. This, in size 6-9 mo, which should work with my giant math.  Starting with the sweater, in a dark blue/purple, with a light ivory/pink/green contrast colour, then mittens and socks, skipping the trousers, and eventually a hat, though I'll likely reverse the colours and wait until after we find out how big kiddo's head is. (Daven has a big head, I have a freakishly small one; no point in knitting a hat until we have an idea who he takes after.) Using some Jitterbug that I bought back in 2007/8 from Nature's Yarns for knee high socks, before I realized that no pattern in the world believes in my calves, especially when the pattern involves colourwork. So, tiny person clothing, it is. Amusingly, the colour of my most recent cardigan is almost the same as what I'm using for the tiny cardigan. I clearly like this colour!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Another WIP

Though, admittedly, this one is a little less hands on than my knitting projects. For those folks who aren't on my Facebook, I've got a project I'm working on. It should be ready around June 20th. Or, "he" would be more accurate than "it". Yup, I'm pregnant. :) I have not yet started binge knitting baby clothes, but I have no doubt that will happen at some point.

Also on the baby front, we had a random yakling born when I was back in North Dakota a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, we finally got a girl! Her name is Minnie, and she is fluffy and adorable. She's Millie's first daughter, and the first girl we've had born on the farm who has survived. (Even with a nasty cold snap of -20F earlier this week, she was fine, thankfully.)