I am almost at the the end of my diapering career, but I think I'm about to buy a big old diaper bag. My cool messenger bag has finally broken both zippers. We had such a good run, and it was a bag that even John didn't mind carrying. Now I feel like a need even more of a diaper bag because I need supplies for three kids, perhaps my knitting, and my camera. What if I even started carrying a book for myself?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I finally knitted something other than a scarf, a hat, or handwarmers. I thought I'd make a size four and Ruby would be able to wear it next winter when she is three, but this size four turned out really big. Maybe I'm a super loose garter stitcher, and next time I'll use smaller needles for the top garter stitch section. A certain five year old model in the photograph made me swear that I would not show his face.
I've been taking a knitting class in our middle school, and this was my first class project. I absolutely love the Kureyon yarn, its rustic handspun quality and the amazing colors. Kureyon means crayon in Japanese.
The pattern is on Ravelry, Milo by Georgie Hallam. I'm looking forward to making Ruby another one that is a little longer that can be worn like a tunic dress. Maybe my next project is the Rainbow Dress.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Just the five of us went to the beach, our first family beach trip since Ella was two years old and we were a family of three. We rented a house in Edisto, South Carolina to enjoy the early spring warmth and the empty beaches. We all got sick, but at least we were together. We had the space and time to sleep. liberated from our usual obligations. We returned with bags of starfish and shells, telling stories of kites and castles on the edge of the world.