Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Where did March go?

How is it already the end of March?! I have been busy, but not really with anything too exciting...normal stuff. Toddler activities, knitting, washing the never ending pile of laundry. Last week was my birthday, and it was amazing. Weston had a whole day planned for me and it was all a surprise....he took the day off and took the kids to the museum while I went for a mani/pedi (second one ever....) and lunch by myself. What a treat it is to eat alone with only your screaming toddler or baby trying to escape your lap. It's the little things. :) Then he also took me to dinner while my mom and brother watched the kids. It was great.

I've also been knitting up a storm. I finished Lucy's sweater (minus sewing on the buttons, but it is a bit too big for her right now, so I'm not too motivated to do that), made my mom a pair of felted slippers, knit one fingerless mitt (the other will be finished this week) and started a pair of mittens for my mom. Whew! I also broke out my spinning wheel and started something new. It is a rainbow batt, so I am spinning it a thin and plan on chain plying it so the colors stay together and I'll have a stripey yarn. It will take a while, but I'm enjoying spinning again!

Alright, off to get Sawyer dressed and head to the museum! Some friends are in town from Soldotna so we are getting all the kiddos together....hopefully they have fun!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Almost a sweater

I've been working away at Lucy's sweater....only the sleeves left! I really like it. I need to pick some buttons for it...probably some silver ones....but that requires a trip to the store, so it will have to wait a bit.

Sawyer LOVES his mittens. He has worn them almost every time we have left the house since they have been finished and even napped in them one day. Silly kid. I also recently dug out a pair of felted slippers I made a long time ago that fit him now...and he loves those as well.

Quick pic of the kiddos, in case you don't follow their blogs.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Finished Mittens

I did it! I finished Sawyer's mittens in February. That means I finished two things in 28 days...which is pretty amazing for me! I am really happy with Sawyer's mittens. I plan on knitting a lining, but I have to run to the yarn shop for some laceweight alpaca.....

Now I'm planning my knitting for this month. I know I plan on knitting at least one gift, and maybe some fingerless mitts.... We will see! It's also the month of the iditarod, which means yet another knitting challenge! I might try and knit Lucy a sweater during the running of the Iditarod.

Took the kids to the zoo today, you can see more about that on their blogs. :)