The baby was evaluated today in a high-tech ultrasound and everything looks good. No positive markers for problems and everything growing as it should. (The placenta is behaving itself this time too.) She was curled up on her tummy facing my back, fast asleep with one hand in her mouth. The ultrasound person would try … Continue reading All is well.
This sweet sweater set (hat, booties, cardigan) is hand-knit in pure, washable merino wool (SO soft!) and is a size newborn to 3 months. Available in the shop! Heading to my high-risk OB appointment in a few minutes where I will have the anatomy scan. I won't be able to bring home any photos, but … Continue reading Sweater Set
...Girl!! Athena wins the baby hat! She was comment #9. We had 7 people guess girl and 6 people guess boy - pretty even!
Just a reminder: the "guess the sex" contest ends tomorrow morning at 10 AM! Leave a comment HERE (not on this post) to guess either boy or girl. The winner will receive the yellow baby hat. (Details at the link.) Good luck!
I really enjoyed reading A Gift for Matthew by Nick Muzekari. We join Matthew (age not given, but around 9-11 years would be my guess) for a day at a nearby monastery where he helps Brother Justin in the various steps of writing an icon. I liked the fact that the steps in mixing … Continue reading Review of "A Gift for Matthew"
I found this graphic online yesterday and I noted two things: One, the immediate seductive attraction, the desire to say, "Yes! This is it!", and, two, following right on the heels of the first feeling, the onset of suspicion. Certainly one can examine this in detail and find nothing inherently 'wrong' with it. It certainly … Continue reading Chasing the Star
Newborn Baby Boy Sweater Set [Edit: I no longer support Ravelry by linking to them] The sweater (just a simple, garter stitch, top-down cardigan) was fine, but the hat (seen in progress, knitted flat) is looking way too big. I'm going to frog it and start over today. That's the way the cookie crumbles. A … Continue reading Yarn Along: Multiple Unfinished Projects and Books
This is something I could have written myself, if I were a better writer.
Every time I start knitting with superwash wool (machine-washable), I wonder why I knit with anything else. It's soft, springy, has that indefinable "wool" feel, and comes in a zillion colors. Last night I started on this baby sweater: Pictured below: Filatura Lanarota "Washable Merino"* wool in natural, Elegant Yarns "Heavenly" washable merino in Bamboo … Continue reading Love-Affair with Wool