Thursday, January 28, 2010

my love is strong enough.

earflap hat, originally uploaded by sassyladybug.

christian needed a hat. one of my biggest regrets, maybe a silly one, is that i never knit andrew a hat when he was a baby. i had aspirations to do so and my knitting skills weren't as good as they are now, and i never got it done. truthfully, i was working full time up until the day before he was born, so i did not have a lot of time.

earflap hat, originally uploaded by sassyladybug.

however, i was determined to change that for christian.

i really loved knitting this double-stranded - it made for a thicker, firmer hat with the wool. one of my biggest pet peeves about ear flap hats is that the ear flaps don't stay down, and they curl. because the ear flaps are done in garter stitch, they stay nice and flat. just ignore the knitting jargon and act like you know what i'm talking about.

earflap hat, originally uploaded by sassyladybug.

brown bear baby hat, or plain old ear flap hat, as i like to call it.
knit on size 8 dpns
Lion brand fisherman wool

free pattern can be found through ravelry

Thursday, January 14, 2010

come and give me your hand I'll take you far away.

key elements to a perfect afternoon:

-freshly popped popcorn (on the stove, not the microwave kind)
-my version of an arnold palmer - iced tea to increase breastmilk with a touch of lemonade... surprisingly good
-children playing nicely and watching word world before nap time
-freshly folded laundry waiting to be put away, so that i can enjoy a clean living room during nap time
-the sun shining in through my window.

what makes you feel peaceful?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

little blessings.

hannah's hat, originally uploaded by sassyladybug.

my sister jenn just had a baby girl. i had big aspirations that i would get some large knitting projects completed by the time her girl would arrive, but that definitely didn't happen. so, last minute, i decided to whip up a little hat for her baby girl, so atleast she had something knitted special just-for-her right away. i'll get to work on the rest of the project later on.

this is the most simple, easy baby hat ever, but every time, people are impressed with it.

umbilical cord hat
knitted on size 6 dpns, using paton's classic wool merino in woodrose heather. (fancy name for pink.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

family pic, minus 1.

family pic (minus 1), originally uploaded by sassyladybug.

i have been chastised enough for not blogging. here i am, making an attempt.

christmas passed by like a whirlwind, but it was an amazing end to 2009. we served christmas dinner at our house, and celebrated with different parts of our family several times, making the christmas celebration a month full of food and gifts. which is not too bad, in my opinion.

what's up for my family in 2010? hopefully lots of new adventures, and living life in the moment. my desire is to live the life i want as it is happening, and not look too far into the future for the things i want or wish to be. i want to eliminate alot of wasted time and cherish the moments i have my with my family.

what's new for you in this new year?
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