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:
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. :-)