good thing

i started that sale right on time!  because winter dorian made his showing only a day after his birth month began.
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wawaks

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and the sale continues, by the way, through his whole birth month… until the 18th of April.  Enjoy the patterns!  More baby in knits pics to come, I’m sure.

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working

me – choosing buttons for a sweater
him – sorting, arranging from big to small, describing, counting, putting them away, dumping them out etc. etc.
working

excuses, excuses

so i have three good excuses for not being here for almost a month.

1) i am knitting! i finished a sweater. other things in progress including a vest and sweater for M, and this summer’s shawl which i still haven’t finished.
kingscot
kingscot
2) indie knit and spin. vendor searching, vendor accepting. it is expanding this year, so it’s taking a bit more work.

3) and lastly, the first trimester of a new pregnancy. baby building is hard… especially with a teethy 2 year old who no longer naps.

notes about the sweater:
on ravelry here.

this sweater would have fit much much better if i had actually finished it back in 2010 before i got pregnant with m. instead, my body has changed shape and i could have used to go up at least one size. i moved the buttons down so they didn’t choke me and i think it may be quite cute with my pregnant belly sticking out of it… or if not cute, at least it will still fit since it only has the 3 buttons.

i’ll also be publishing a pattern tomorrow!  woohoo.

grandmama made

it’s my estimated due date! but i’m pretty certain there will be no babe today – which is fine. it will come some time. in the meantime, i’m still sorting through things and getting things ready, pulling out the little little things.

recycled wool soakers

yesterday i lanolized some soakers for the first time, including these two recycled sweater ones that my mom made.  note the animal type shape on the butt of the one. i think she couldn’t decide what she wanted it to be, so left it vague.  she was also having a hard time finding sweaters where she lives, so i sent her a box full… and so in the winter expect more of these cuties!  and hopefully some little felted wool pants.

knit taggy blanket

some time last week i sorted stuff by somewhat age appropriateness (or what i guessed to be age appropriate…) and found this little taggy blanket my mom made.  the front is handknit cotton and the back is lined in cotton fabric.  i’m pretty sure she stole the tags off of a not very good shape blanket she found at the thrift store.  and that, my friends, is where my thriftiness comes from.  anyhow, i love it and it will be one of the first things the babe will get.

more small things to come tomorrow!

p.s. i have 2 weeks to have this baby and you have 2 weeks to take advantage of the birth month pattern sale!  don’t forget :)