Thursday, January 31, 2013

What we've been up to...(photo heavy)

I've been busy.
Crazy busy.
So busy I don't really remember my last shower.

 All because of this little guy:
Yes, he is adorable. Kawaii is the word I hear most often. (That's Japanese for super-cute.)
But really. I've been mostly tied to the couch, nursing him, for weeks now. It's a wonder how I've gotten anything done. Actually, I haven't. At least not housework-wise...unless you count washing endless diapers. Seriously. It's like I won the stork's raffle for super-soaker baby...which I suppose goes along with his constant nursing. (On the other hand, it's nice to have an economic justification for breastfeeding and cloth diapering.)
Anyway, I did figure out how to knit while nursing (no small trick since I knit continental style), so while I've been feeding my son, and watching endless episodes of Quantum Leap and Star Trek: The Next Generation, I managed to finish up a few pieces this month.

First there's this lovely Who? hat, whose Owl cables are a bit difficult to see, but I assure you they are there:

 Then, there's the Declan hat, which I knit because I had a bunch of gorgeous purple Cascade Eco+ that screamed at me "I want to be a hat!"

I knit Clinton a pair of blue longies, so that he would have a diaper cover that also doubled as pants:

And then I started making another sweater from one of my favorite kids' sweater patterns, DNA:

So that's about it for January. I've only one more week of maternity leave, so I'm certain there will be more to write about soon.


  1. You have been busy. I'm impressed with your knitting. The baby is really growing. My baby will be 40 next month and is getting married in August. Enjoy him the time goes so much faster than you think it will.

  2. I haven't heard of anyone using cloth diapers in years - and really that is so nice to hear - I wonder if many give any thought to how many diapers are in landfills each year.
    I just found your through the quilting gallery - very cute baby!