Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sweet Little Bits
A week later I am coming back to life. That was a doozey. Jeff is still down with a variation on our illness, and I'm lucky to be feeling normal again, albeit a little sniffley. It may not surprise you to know that the cruddiest part of feeling cruddy was feeling sooo cruddy that I couldn't even knit or any such thing. Couldn't even roll over in bed let alone do anything with my hands or my brain, all which seemed a high level, luxurious impossibility for the first few days. The two of us did manage to rally around my laptop every night and get addicted to Breaking Bad. I thought the first two episodes would keep me too stressed to continue but then we found our place in it, which likely had to do with the flu state of mind somehow, anyway. When I finally did get to where I could work on things without falling over I felt life was worth living again. One night when we had the kids in bed, got settled with our laptop and lemon San Pellegrinos and tissue on the side tables, swathed in pajama layers, the Mr. said "do you have anything to knit?" "Uhhh yea." "Good. It's so cozy. I like it when you're working on something." And that put our pattern of night time in place.
I've had these sweet baby and otherwise just sweet projects waiting for me. Bliss. The baby socks are from Joelle's More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. As is the world's sweetest and simplest baby bonnet. I love that bonnet. I am trying to make sense of the fact that this girl will be born into Tennessee June welcomed by knitted caps and merino/silk socks. The onesize bonnet though seems bigger than newborn, maybe 6mos, so good for fall and winter I am hoping. The socks should be good for cool conditioned indoors and I imagine that I will make many pairs to go with some simple voile dresses and matching bloomers (!!!!!). I am too excited about making things right now. My fingers are on fire and I've pulled every skein and scrap skein from my drawers that is some shade of pink or sweet so that they can wait for their assignments.
This sweetheart is a free pattern that I am working on for you! It's quick and cute and while you could work anything in the background the basketweave stitch covers so much ground so quickly. The project is small and simple enough so it's great for the littler sort or a beginner project. I hope to have the pattern finished this week and it will come in Valentine card form for some special little gifts. I'd like to make one for each of my girls and turn them into little pillow pouches for sweets or maybe zippered pouches for whatever. I've used my new Anchor Tapestry Wool Palettes in Particulary Perfect for the above (cream is extra I have on hand). There's another design I'm working on for the hearts too, we'll see if it gets done.
Over and out and xoxox from here. Anna Maria