The bag that I was working on last week came together beautifully. I couldn't be happier with my little felty yarn bag. Now I can carry my knitting around with me everywhere. Woohoo!
I also managed to finish 2 hats this weekend while Paul was out of town. The first hat, out of Malabrigo kettle-dyed worsted merino, is for Philip, probably a Christmas surprise, so I got Elizabeth to model for me. She immediately asserted that since Philip's head is bigger than hers, and the hat fit her perfectly, she should probably just keep it and I should make another hat for Philip. :) Seriously soft and yummy yarn!
The next hat is a fall-ish hat for Paul, knit with Araucania Aysen using the Brother-in-law Basket Weave pattern. It was a nice little surprise to welcome him home, I think.
My current WIP is for Elizabeth: a pair of legwarmers and a hat to match using Rowan Colourscape Chunky lambswool. I love the funky striping and I think she'll really enjoy it as well. I'm hoping I can convince my friend Melissa to make Elizabeth a matching cordoroy dress when the fall fabrics arrive.
Next up, but always subject to change, Punta Merisoft Hand-Painted merino in such a fallish colorway that I fell in love. I'm thinking Soulemama's My Hat of Choice for this one. What do you think?
Last night, to celebrate my birthday, Paul and Finn took me to a local vegetarian restaurant then to a favorite park. We had such a peaceful time just walking around in the forest watching the wildlife. This is easily Finn's favorite kind of activity. Turning 32 was all-in-all a wonderful experience. Thank you for all the well wishes!