Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

I can't believe it, but it's my birthday today. I don't really feel any different. I'm not feeling any older than yesterday. I don't think my hair is any more grey than the day before. The kids will still drive me crazy. The same things as yesterday have to be done again. The world still rolls on like every other day.

But I can make it special for me. So far it's been relaxing. The kids are getting along and being pretty good. We're going out for lunch with a dear friend of mine. And I'm sure to sit and knit some later. Must make sure to pick up the needles that have a project on for me. ;)

Here's to today and the next year. May it be a good one.

And LittleBlackDuck, if you read this, happy birthday to you too! ;)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Making Baby... Knits

Alright, before anyone gets excited... we are NOT having any more babies. LOL We have a daughter and a son, and that is enough for us. The reason I'm talking baby knits is I've been doing up some things for babies lately.

I forgot how fun it was to craft little things for wee ones. For each of my kids, I knitted a white blanket for them while I was pregnant with them. Afterwards I've mostly just made them hats for the winter months. I was never into making sweaters, and booties, and pants, and bibs, and... When they were small, I figured they would grow out of them too fast so why bother? A blanket was good and way more practical. Sometimes I wish I had more small things for my darlings but then I also didn't have much time for knitting then. I was happy to get a hat made before it got too cold or they outgrew it.

But now I've got friends having babies and more time to knit so I've added a few baby items to my never ending WIP. (There are so many WIPs, I haven't even updated my list, just trying to knock them off.) I'm hoping to get better at writing down my patterns so that I will be able to publish some, or at least be able to knit them again. ;)

Do you do that? Do you loose patterns that you make up? I recently got a larger notebook so that I can write my patterns in it after I've knit something up. I usually make notes in a tiny little book (like what line I'm on) but it's really not enough space for writing out a pattern. Hopefully that will organize things a little bit more. And I'm working at typing them up more often too. I've got a great publishing program. Just need to use it.

For those that have been commenting on my blog, honestly, I didn't notice until today. I keep forgetting to check that email address the notes go to. I will try to be better at seeing them and responding when you do. Thank you for writing to me. And thank you for reading my blog. :)