Monday, September 28, 2015

Just knitting..

I am determined that this baby will have clothes. Hand knit, delicious clothes. He will still be naked frequently, since he belongs to our family, but he will have some yummy hand knits. So we have been working hard. 
The blessing outfit that I hate and know I will frog, yet I keep knitting.... 

A hat the oldest started and I finished. Yay self patterning sugar rush, sugar cane. 

Um.. I couldn't help it.. Socks for me. 

A newborn cardigan knit by the oldest. 

A cabled hat. 

 A cabled newborn jacket.

And an end of the summer trip to Yellowstone. Not knitting, but I knit on the hat I am currently working on while there, so it counts.

And I am working on actual work. Or the amazing husband is anyway. The herb garden, all ready for soap.

And because I can, yoda cat.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

And it's a .... What??

I have been sure this little miracle was a girl. Just positive. I never even doubted it for a minute.
Then we found out the gender.

Our little miracle is a BOY!!! What??? Shocked.

I feel guilty saying this, because I really was gender neutral.... But if given a magic wand and the ability to have chosen the gender....

I would have chosen a boy. I would have been equally happy with either gender, but I am so thrilled to have another special little mama's boy. A baby boy.  Now there is so much knitting to do!!  I spent a good long time looking at boy patterns. I printed about twenty.

Then I took a small detour to knit this boy a snuggly blanket.
I am a good mom, if you ignore the fact that I bought this yarn with promises of the blanket two years ago.

Now I am doing some serious knitting on a cabled baby cardi.
 It is one that I knit for a very special little boy that my friend helped into this world almost a year ago. He was a miracle as well. I love this pattern, and never thought I would have the chance to knit it for my own little boy someday. I will totally link it. Sometime. Now is not that time.

And I have been spinning. I broke out the wheel to spin some gosh awful wool that s friend got in Estonia. It is terrible stuff, and is going to look and feel horrible... But this friend is so very worth it.