Wednesday, March 21, 2012

:: Yarn Along ::

Coming back from a little baby break and joining Ginny again this week.


Yes, that is snow you see in the background. We woke up this morning to about 3 inches. 3 inches is crazy for anytime of year in our part of the valley. In the second half of March...crazy, crazy-town! And on a day that we were all ready to start some kind of normal...we've had a new baby, a stomach virus and guests for almost the whole month of March. We are ready for some semblance of our old routine or at least the beginnings of a new routine. But it seems that we are destined for at least one more day of relaxing, hot chocolate, perhaps a little too much t.v. and list making/routine dreaming.

Back to the yarn along...

On the needles :: I've finished the sleeve for #3's sweater. Actually I finished it before #6 was born, then #5 came by and took out all the needles. I blame the child, Mr. Wiedz blames the knitter who doesn't seem to keep her knitting out of the reach of said 2 year old. I've got all the needles slipped back into place and nothing was lost, I'll be sure everything is up and high out of reach from now on. I'm out of yarn to continue working on that month I'll order more (those KnitPick skeins are much smaller than I'm accustomed to).

Now that I know #6 is a girl (!) I cast on the Birdy Cardigan (ravelry link) in a sweet pink color. I was unwilling to cast on a project like a sweater for one gender or another knowing it would take me so long until I knew which one I would get to use. Of course I'm not getting loads of knitting time but I will say that the newborn stage does accommodate knitting while holding better than some later, wiggly ages.

I put that other green in the photo because I did knit up a pair of booties with it to give at a baby shower last weekend. I love the Pom-Pom Booties pattern from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies and it knits up so quick. I made a pair out of the same yarn before #6 was born and it took me one evening. Because of my new time constraints I gave myself all day to knit the second pair and was able to get them done.

On the nightstand :: I haven't picked up a book in weeks. I was trying to read a new book from the church library but didn't get into it enough to last into these blurry-eyed, not-getting-enough-sleep-as-it-is to stay up reading.


Tracey said...

First, congratulations on the new baby, that is wonderful news.
Second, I think the whole world has had just the craziest winter! I never had to turn my heat on this year, we made it with just a little woodstove. Now everything is in bloom about a month earlier than normal. Summer should be interesting!
Have a lovely yarn along.

Jen said...

Congratulations on the baby!! I love the color choices of all your knitting! As for the snow I'm trying to wrap my mind around it! Up here in New England we're in our 4th straight day of upper 70 degree weather. Crazy times in March! It feels more like late May!

Jessica Snell said...

Books on tape? Then you can knit and read at the same time. In those sleepy days, efficiency is such a great gift, even in your resting times, or at least I found it so.

Swanski said...

Knitting with pink is always fun! Congrats :) You have snow we have 70 degrees when it should be in the 40-50 degree range...

house full of jays said...

The birdy sweater is so cute! Beautiful colours in your photo.
Enjoy that newborn knitting - my 7 month old no longer enjoys watching - she want to chew it. :)

Jen said...

Congratulations, Stacy, on the newest addition to your family!