TUESDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY, 2013
Here is one of the many projects I am currently working on. Whilst I was pregnant I went mad casting on any pretty project that came my way. Truly, I think I have around 10 started, yet unfinished projects on the needles! It pains me to know that I absolutely MUST finish them all before I can even look for something new. It seems I like starting, I definitely enjoy finishing, but it is the in between station I struggle with.
The above pin wheel blanket is a very easy knit. 1 round knit and the other with just a few yarn overs repeated. This can be picked up whenever I have a spare minute or two and is a great one to travel with. I decided on a very washable and easily drierble yarn, as I am sure it will need to endure many washes whilst in use by my slightly sicky baby! :)
I am currently reading 'Your Three Year Old'. I can tell you, I was very glad to read about the 3 1/2yr old behavior. It could have very well been written solely about my son. Max is so lovely and sweet and gentle, but every task is truly a struggle. This mama is really pulling everything she has out of the bag! The author has a book for every age group - I have read a few and they are great! They really help you to have realistic expectations and to see the world through your child's eyes. Like every "parenting" book, there are a few things that you may disagree with (like I did) but, overall I enjoy the authors work. Has anyone else read a book from the series? I would love to hear your thoughts.
In other news, Jude made these (variation of the quick change trousers) from this book. He chose the material himself, I traced it for him and he cut out the pattern and worked on the sewing machine completely on his own. He has a real knack for sewing - either by hand or machine. They took 2 days to finish and are just slightly long for Iris at the moment. He wants to make more to sell! Did I mention this boy attempts to sell me back my own items! Haha
I type this with babe in arms, day turning to night, a house that is upside-down and food needing to be prepared - but with smiles on everyone's faces...