Wednesday, October 14, 2009
WIP Wednesday: Leading by Example
I finished up my Soulemama hat at the end of September but hadn't photographed it. I finally made Kevin take my picture in it at the farmers market last week (although it was not yet blocked - I am hoping that the 'puffing' on the top of the hat goes away after I block it). I made this one in wool and I plan on making another one in cotton for the spring. It's already quite chilly here so this hat has become a necessity. It actually helps me out with the girls, as well. We have a rule that they must wear a hat whenever they are outside (whatever the weather). K caught on to the fact that mama doesn't wear a hat outside so she started using that as an excuse to not wear one. Well, this solves that problem. Now I never go out without it on. 'Lead by example' really rings true here, huh?!
It's funny because all the vendors at our farmers market know us by our hats and my knitting.
St. Nicholas knitting time
I got this beautiful rainbow yarn quite some time ago from the wonderfully sweet Melissa at Ram in the Thicket but was almost afraid to knit with it. I didn't want to ruin it or waste it. Then K started mentioning that her K baby is cold a lot and needs warm clothes. I thought this yarn would be perfect for keeping her warm and it was a great idea for her St. Nicholas gift. I found the pattern on ravelry here. It is super easy. My only complaint is the holes that appear from the yarn over increases. I plan on knitting more of these sweaters but I will try to replace that increase with another and see how it goes. I think K will still love it, though.
More current WIPs:
I am currently working on the prize for my upcoming giveaway and plan on announcing that in early November. I was hoping to post the Winter Ornament Swap today but I think that will have to wait until next week. I have to stop before I spread myself to thin.
Lastly, we have a great tradition for Halloween. The Halloween Fairy visits our home Halloween night to gather all the candy the girls collect and then in return leaves them a little surprise. I am having a hard time this year, though. I don't know if it's the move or maybe it's just that my brain chooses to no longer work but I can not think of a single thing for the Halloween Fairy to bring the girls. I am really running out of time, too. I know she will bring them honey sticks but what else? Can anyone suggest anything? Just something small and simple I could make them or purchase them. I was hoping to find something bat related for K but really anything at this point will do. Thanks for any help!
Thank you everyone for your warm welcome into our home and your well wishes. I am feeling almost 100% better and we are slowly settling in. I hope you are all having a wonderful week.