creative-hours

vacation with a toddler

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Turns out that vacation with a toddler is not exactly like those in my previous, pre-baby life. I take far fewer pictures, for one thing.

And in the car, when you turn around to calm a toddler? Turns out it’s pretty easy to accidentally kneel on your needle and snap that sucker in half.

I won’t show you the poor, broken end, lest you also start weeping.

Thankfully, Ithaca is home to the lovely Homespun.  Friendly staff with just the right needle (as well as some lovely Malabrigo sock that I plan to pair with some stash to make another Stripe Study shawl). Mom and I investigated that one together. But we were very restrained, I promise. Only 3 skeins of yarn between the two of us!

Thanks to the helping hands of my folks, I did a decadent amount of knitting, though. (And thanks to Greg for driving the whole way both directions). So here, my friends, is a sneak peek at what I think will be a lovely addition to my wardrobe (particularly for transitional seasons): hitofude

photo-(3)I couldn’t resist – light, steely gray? It’s like my kryptonite. I think the 25% silk of the Cascade Heritage Silk will also make the sweater drape nicely. Shall I challenge myself to finish it before the end of the month? Or is setting a due date just masochism when you have a Little in the house?

 

 

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My training as an artist encourages me to see knitting as a canvas for all kinds of surface design, so I'm teaching myself to grade patterns and hope to release my first collection soon. I'm currently raising a Little One, and working knitting in wherever it fits!