Hi! Hello! Did you miss me? I know it's been a very long while since I've posted. Things have gotten crazy around here. The biggest change: we have a baby - almost 16 weeks old and a drooly, smiley, grabby girl. Liesl is nothing but joy with some screaming and crying thrown in - but I guess that's supposed to happen with little babies.
I won't look back on the last year because, honestly, it's a lot of morning sickness, insomnia, and food, with not a lot of crafting or interesting post topics. So let's just start over and act like the last year didn't just fly by.
I didn't knit much while I was pregnant. Well. I knit a lot, but compared to how I was pumping out projects before getting pregnant, I was practically comatose. (Let's not talk about quilting. I'm dead on that craft.) One thing I did knit was baby sweaters. Do you know how much fun these are? Sweaters are wonderful to knit but take forever. By the time you're on the sleeve you're also suicidal just to get done with the project. But baby sweaters are about 1/16 the size of an adult sweater and take hardly any time at all. Cables, lace, colorwork - all are doable when it's tiny and adorable. So I knit a lot of sweaters in preparation for our baby.
Above you can see the four sweaters I've knit so far: Antler, Granny's Favorite, Flax Light and Little Coastal Pullover. I have a baby Old Growth on my needles now. Liesl has yet to wear these - newborns are easily cold, but we've had an incredibly hot summer - and I'm anxious for the weather to cool down. With my luck she'll hate sweaters, or be allergic to wool, or will only want something store-bought, so I need to get all the handmade in while I can.
I'm hoping to make blogging a regular thing again. My camera broke last year so I'm trying to figure out a different one - excuse me if the pictures aren't great. I'll get there.