Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How fast goes the time!

I am so amazed at how quickly the time goes by. Especially in the summer with 3 busy kids. I am finding that there just isn't as much knitting time anymore! I used to be able to whip out a baby hat in a day, a sock in a week, fingerless mitts in 2 days. Now a sock is taking 3 weeks, a baby hat 4 days, and if I tried to do mitts- probably a week. So what am I doing at the computer?? I'm not sure. I do know I wanted to share some of the funny things the kids have said lately.......but of course, now that I'm here, I can't remember most of them.

I do remember that the kids were sitting at the table the other night, very excited about the meal (one of their favorites-I like those nights; no arguments about eating), and ES asked DD what it tasted like. She responded, "like 60 hundred cakes with sugar and salt and chocolate chips on top!" Really that sounds awful to me. I think she was so excited about food (summer busy-ness helps this too), that she just named off some of her very favorite things. :-)

My Elder Son has been in great need of a haircut lately. I wish I had a good picture to show you. This one was taken a good while ago, but you can still get a good idea about how very curly his hair is. At least, I think you can. Through the dirt. Maybe?
(This is after he and his brother had a particularily good time playing in the dirt after having been asked not to. He was very sad he was in trouble for having a good time. Hence the amazing chocolate brown puppy dog eyes that he so effectively levels at his parents.)

Anyway, we had gone to the paternal grandparents church on the 4th of July weekend, and a great number of ladies commented on how very cute the little boy with the excessively curly hair was. A few days after getting home, I asked him if he wanted a hair cut. "NO!!" "Oh," I said, "I know why- you want more people to say how cute the little boy with all the curly hair is!" He immediately responded, "Mama, I need a haircut."
He got one last night.

On the topic of knitting, I really have been knitting- just (as I mentioned) not as much as during the winter. I have finished some baby gifts:

Sorry about the blurriness, I forget how I cannot get close-ups with the 35mm camera we got for a wedding present. It's a baby hat with elf-like leaf edging. Really very cute.

The other is a baby blanket. I like having these things available for baby showers as there seems to be so many of them lately.:-)
These hats are preemie sized. I intend to see if the local neonatal care unit would be interested in them. I actually made them accidentally, but just couldn't bring myself to frog them. After all 4 weeks of double knitting on size 2 dpns is just too hard to give up!!Really, I was trying to make myself a pair of self-striping socks, but once again discovered the wisdom of swatching by NOT doing it. One would think I had learned by now. Let me reassure anybody who cares: I always swatch and block for my designing! (At least for those patterns I intend to sell!! I confess to not swatching a hat I designed recently- but it worked perfectly anyway. At least, the recipient liked it.)

Speaking of designing, I'm afraid I will not be able to post pictures of my current knitting projects as I am in the midst of some very fun and exciting designing for the Unique Sheep. The designs are secret, so I cannot share photos until they are posted on the Unique Sheep site. But I promise to share them as soon as I can. For now, I'll just say I am extremely excited about them, and I hope you will be too. :-)


Jena said...

Congratulations on your designs! That's really cool. I have gotten no knitting done in quite awhile. I really need to sit down and take some relax time with my needles and yarn.

Your little guy looks adorable.

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

Hey! I met you thru the Ravelry group about commenting on blogs!
I love, love the photo on your blog, what a beautiful setting!
You are blessed with wonderful children, as is evident by the photo!
You are so right, time flies so very, very quickly! I canNOT even believe it's July!

Sylver said...

I love the little green hat you made; it's very neat. I can imagine an elf wearing it!

Caps said...

I agree - it's hard to knit in the warmer weather. Just doesn't seem natural. But I've started my Christmas knitting campaign just last week, so I really need to get cracking.
BTW beautiful picture on your header.
Found your blog on the Ravelry Blog Train. :)

Kay aka dkswife said...

Heh, your wee one is a cutie! I love the look on his face. Dkswife from the Rav Blog Train!