American Wool Series

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I finished knitting this back at the beginning of the month but it took me a while to block it and decide on a closure. It's the Matinee Coat from Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby in yarn I picked up at Madrona. Tactile Fiber Arts Superwash Sportweight Merino Sock Yarn in the color Wisteria. Pretty pretty. It took about 1 & 2/3 balls for the 6-9 month size. The way Audrey is growing she'll be in it lickety split. I like the way the color worked up - a little bit of pooling but nothing really crazy. The lace section at the bottom is especially pretty. I've been knitting regularly for 2+ hours a night since the little one goes to bed between 730 and 8. I just have to remember to go to bed as well or I stay up waaay too late and am cranky and groggy when she wakes up in the morning. Bad mommy! But it's really nice to have that crafty time again. Hooray!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just Back

Just got in from California and I have to say that my little one is a rockstar of the jet set. No crying, minimal fussing, smiled at the seat neighbors, and napped half the flight - each way. I couldn't ask for more except maybe my return flight to not be delayed because sitting at the airport for an extra hour or more is extra fun. Yeah. The weather was mostly gorgeous the family and friends were super-excited to see babycakes and actually wanted to babysit for hours on end which left me time to get a pedicure, a manicure, see a movie, eat way more ice cream than is good for a body, and knit. It was awesome! I can't wait to go again.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ravelry...yet again

I just saw something new to me on Ravelry. At the bottom of a pattern's page there is a little beaker that says "Try the pattern recommendation experiment!" Well, okay! I like it, there's a little sense of excitement before the screen pops up listing similar patterns. Yes I do like that, and that, and that, and that. Thanks, Ravelry!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm in LOVE

With the new twist collective. I've been impressed with their patterns before but I feel like this issue totally hits it for me. Could it be the super-cute baby on the front? Maybe it's the fact that most Spring issues of anything are pretty blah to me but this one stands out. In my knit list: ardent jacket, kerouac (I like the stripes but Noah requested one in a solid color), dulce de leche, sleepy monkey which violates my no-baby-blanket knitting rule, necco wafer, little liza jane, and more. My Ravelry queue is happy with new additions. I haven't even read the twist articles yet. So exciting.

*Baby note- Audrey had her 2 month check up on Friday and she is 24 inches long and a whopping 13 pounds! She's also almost sleeping through the night. I'm feeling more clear-headed than I have in the past two months. Hooray!