Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Along

 
I am finally joining Ginny once again for a Yarn Along. I have just begun to get back to knitting in the last few weeks. With a tiny baby, I find it extremely difficult to find the time or free hands. But, I had one UFO (unfinished object) from last Christmas that needed to be finished. It was a hat for hubby. It turned out a lot larger than I had hoped for. He likes it and it is "in" to wear oversized slouchy hats around here, so it fits in. I am not into following fashions, but this fashion worked in my favour. Sorry, that I am the model. It looks better on hubby, I promise.
 

 
If you  are a child of the 70's or 80's you will hopefully recognize the motif, Space Invaders. My ravelry notes are here.
 
On the weekend, I began working on my first Milo vest. I love how quickly it is coming together. I am nearly finished. I am just working the bottom section and should have it finished this evening if the baby decides to cuddle with daddy after dinner. I ordered some more yarn to make a few more Milo vests for the other boys and another one for the baby. This baby likes to be warm, really warm. I plan on making the Milos as Christmas gifts. I also have a few more patterns queued on Ravelry for this Christmas. Hopefully hubby will get his gift under the tree this year.
 

I am also slowly working my way through Into the Free by Julie Cantrell. It is a really good book so far. When I have it in my hands, I can't put it down. Unfortunately, I don't get into my hands very often. This is one of those books where the characters really come alive and you feel like you are right there. It is very gripping so far. I have to hurry and finish it because it is due back at the library on November 2nd.

What have you been working on or reading? Join Ginny and the others at Small Things to see what they have been reading and knitting.

God Bless friends and thank you for stopping by,

UPDATE: My First Milo is finished. It has some growing room and it looks absolutely adorable on my big little guy.
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It is about time that I blog again. What a better day than today is it to blog? Thankful Thursday posts ground me and humble me. It forces me to slow down and to take time to thank God for all of the graces and blessings that He has bestowed upon me (even when I don't deserve it.) I have had many things to be thankful for these past few weeks.

I am thankful for...
 
a new baby...
 
 
a lovely daughter who turned 10!

a big sister who cuddles little brothers (she's holding the baby)...
 
a husband who holds the baby to give me a much needed break...
 
baby sporting the vest I made (it won't fit for much longer)...


 
time found to be creative...

 
baptism cupcakes that turned out o.k.... (the toppers are from here)
 
a newly ordained priest and a newly baptised baby (Septemer 9th)
 
 
fresh from the garden tomatoes...

 
for a big brother that can hold a baby while reading...

 
for little guys who potty train themselves...
 
for a baby that sleeps in the swing from time to time (allowing me to eat a meal)...
 
for a sunflower seed harvest...

and for many laughs and tears. It has been a busy few weeks. I am thankful that I survived them. It is crazy with a newborn in the house. I am so grateful that he is such a good baby. I am thankful that he has managed to gain weight very well. His last weigh-in was at 5.5 weeks and he tipped the scales at 11lbs 2oz. He nurses well and has a good appetite. He also sleeps six hours straight at night (usually).
 
I am thankful that my two year old is day trained on the potty. It was his idea to start training a few weeks after Adam was born. That surprised me, but I'll take it.
 
I am thankful to have finally found a reading and math program that work for Owen. I would also appreciate prayers for Owen who really struggles with these two subjects.
 
I am thankful that our garden did well despite the hail storms and rainy summer.
 
I am thankful for all of those people who pray for us. We love you.
 
Have a wunderful Thursday!
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