Thursday, July 31, 2014

Other projects

Here are a couple of other things I've done:

Princess wanted a scarf, and I wanted to get rid of some ribbon yarn.  It's a simple pattern: knit 5 rows, then on Row #6, wrap the yarn twice around the needle, and drop it on the next row (row 1).  I made a scarf for me AGES ago using that pattern, and it makes a pretty pattern for a novelty yarn.

This is the baby blanket I made for the newest addition.  Princess is helping to model it.

She loves the camera.  :)  More later on some projects, as I started participating in the Summer Sweater Knit Along with Luvinthemommyhood.

Do you have any knitting plans for the summer?

Monday, July 28, 2014

So here's what I've been up to recently...

Baby #3 is growing like a weed, as are the other 2.  Children have a tendency to do that.  Here's my big girl holding my little girl:

She flips back and forth between wanting to be a big girl, and wanting to be the baby.  I did find the missing knitting I was looking for the other day.  Here's the missing sock:

The ends haven't been woven in, but it's done.  Once the second one is done, all ends will be woven in and then they will be worn.  Here's the status of the second sock:

I made some progress on it today - I finished the heel decreases and started down the foot.  I figure if I have 3-4 more days at it, I should be finished.  How do I get so much time during the day, you ask?  That's the prerogative of a nursing mother who works full time.  I have a nice little office that I can lock and while I'm providing food for my baby, I spend some time knitting.  It's handy during the day.

What have you been working on?   How do you fit knitting into your day?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Catching Up

With a new baby, things get busy.  When you have 2 other children in the mix, things get even busier.  I have been knitting, and crocheting, and I'm working on trying to finish things.  I have a lot of yarn, and I have a lot of works in progress.  I've finished a scarf for Princess #1, and I'm working on a blanket just like this one for her:

And I just realized I never took a picture of the finished afghan.  In any case, Princess #1 wanted a blanket just like her little sister's, but bigger.  So, I'm working on it.  Then I have two sweaters to make for her and a sock to finish.  I'm still working on my Business Casual sock (sock #2), and I can't find the first one that's finished, and I don't remember if I wrote down how many repeats for the foot and if I did, where the notebook is, but I did get a yarn bowl.  I now also realize that when I take a picture of the finished afghan and scarf, I should also take a picture of the sock and yarn bowl.  There are a lot of things I should take pictures of, and hopefully in the next couple of days, I can get them taken.  In the meantime, I did take some pictures of the Littlest Princess.

I'm also hoping to post more often now.  And I'm hoping that some changes come through soon that will let me post more often on a regular basis.  Keep your fingers crossed for some positive changes.