Monday, July 30, 2012

Ravellenics Update

I got to the lace section of the sweater while watching the water polo match yesterday. The lace is really giving this sweater a nice little girl look to it.

Two and a half lace sections to go.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ravellenics 2012

Last time I left you with fabulous baby photos of Lil Miss. If you missed it, you can find the post here.

I decided at the last minute to join the Ravellenic Games 2012. Being that we now have a new baby in the family, of course, I had to sign up to make baby items. For those that do now know about these games, the basics are you need to cast off during opening games and be completed by the end of the closing ceremonies.

So, I cast on Friday for a sweater that will fit Lil Miss. Sorry for the awful photo - we have had quite the storms in the area the last couple of days. I was able to complete the set up rows Friday night, so onward to the lace section.

Pattern: Lilianna by Irish Girlie Knits
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima 100% Cotton, DK weight
Colorway: Purple
Needles: Knit Picks Circulars US 8
Ravelry Page

I hope to finish this up in the next day or so.

I still have yet to photograph my finished object. I completed the vest I had been working on. Maybe "the sun will come out tomorrow"!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A baby, vacation and finished object

Not necessarily in that order.

Since I last posted, we went on vacation, a half done project was finished, but more importantly my sister gave birth to a beautiful little girl.

So, I officially introduce you to Lil' Miss!

As many of you know, my husband and I do not have any children of our own. After being a science experiment for more years than I care to recall, my husband and I realized we would forever just be a 'couple' not a 'family'.

So, for me, the arrival of Lil' Miss is the closest I will ever be to a next generation, blood relative. I shall forever be known as Aunt D. A position I'm taking quite seriously....

As you can see we already have quite the bond going there. That is the photo I have on my desk, and computer desktops, it always brings a smile to my face and a small chuckle - every time. In fact in that photo she looks exactly like my sister did as a newborn.

And as always, they grow up so fast. This is just 4 days later:
As she has totally stolen her parent's heart, she has mine as well. I look forward to watching her grow up, taking care of her, teaching her things and being there for whatever she may need. I hope at some point I can also say, the next generation knitter!

I'll share my vacation and FO's later and end with a note to Lil Miss.

Your Aunt D is so very glad you are here, arriving safely and being so perfect and beautiful in every way. I am so grateful that you brought other things to our attention at such an early point. I thank you for the joy and love you have brought into our hearts when you arrived! Now please just let your mommy get a couple more hours of sleep in a day...xo