Abby’s Dream Come True

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Abby’s Dream Sweater in Dream in Color Smooshy (Ruby River, Green Lantern, Visual Purple and Buttercup)

Three things about this sweater.

1. Collaborating with my daughter was so fun. I can’t wait to do it again. And it was awesome to see her face when I presented her the finished product. She said it is exactly what she pictured. Score!

2. Still need buttons. I am thinking little pearl buttons that will fit in the weave of the button band. I didn’t put holes.

3. I learned through this project (among other things) that I don’t know how to do intarsia. It was  a poor attempt and I can see lots of flaws. I think I need to take a class or something. I am a self taught knitter, but I can tell I taught myself this technique wrong.

So, there it is. Success. 🙂

This Moment – Peek a Boo

A Friday* ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

*I realize I am posting this on a Thursday, but I currently don’t know what tomorrow will bring, so I am planning ahead.

Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

Finished

When one casts on project after project with sweet abandon (as I have a tendency to do), one finds themselves in long periods of not getting anything done. But a deadline is a deadline and I hate to be late. So last night, I decided it was time to get this one done. I may have stayed up later than I should have. I may have watched too many episodes of Smallville. I may have to take a nap today.

But it is finished.

The Baby Shower Knit Together Blanket in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

I have three things to say about this:

1. This was harder than I anticipated. There were no two blocks of the same shape and size, but I had planned for that by getting a springy yarn that I could stretch as needed. But, having never put together a blanket before, it was a new experience and a real challenge making it look right.

2. It is small. It measures 21″x 34″. I was going to put a big, fat border around it to make it bigger, or I even thought of knitting around each peice to make them all uniform. But, the Mama wanted it small. And the yarn really is stretchy. It will probably end up being perfect to wrap a tiny baby in.

3. Only one guest in twelve  did not participate. There is a square from the Grandma, two great aunts, two aunts, the Mama, and lots of friends. It is such a treasure, I am honored to deliver it to her. I hope she likes it as much as I do!

Surprise!

Before you ask…

No. We didn’t “plan” it.

Yes. We do know what causes it.

We have five. This makes six. And it’s probably not the last. We like our kids.

I’m due in the Spring.

No, I didn’t change my mind about homebirth. And, yes, I want to go unassisted again. Thank you for your concern.

I am thrilled, of course! A little shocked, but thrilled. (Marc is, too.)

Haven’t barfed yet, but it is still early. I expect that any day now I will be lying on the couch, hugging my barf pan. Not feeling too hot, but I got dressed today.

The kids are rooting for a brother, but we all know how good we Jacksons are at making girls, so….