I finally finished the gnome hat I was working on over the last 2 weeks. Linda, over at Natural Suburbia, and I were working on the project together, which was a really fun thing to do across the globe. Finn was less than impressed. I did manage to convince him to wear the hat for a couple of pictures, but he has declared that he doesn't like that hat!
No worries! It's big enough to fit the big kids, and they love it!
My works in progress for this week are a simple lace scarf, for an unnamed loved one, out of Malabrigo's silky merino. Wisteria is the colorway, probably my favorite smelly flower, and I can almost smell the flowery-ness just staring at this yarn. Mmmm! This is my first silk-blend yarn, and I'm surprised at the toughness that the silk lends. Fascinating, these natural fibers.
I also just started a double seed stitch blanket that will be a present for Elizabeth at Christmas. I found a wonderful organic merino colorway of purple, green and blue (can you see it in this picture? it looks all blue to me...) by Lorna's Laces that will go nicely with her bed quilt.
Things have gotten crazy around here again and my blogging (both reading and writing) has been minimal. Paul's mom is not doing well so he's in IL visiting her again, I've got some kind of throat virus that makes being the only parent around less than ideal, and our oldest 2 kids have 4 days left until they leave for sleepaway camp which means Mommy is swamped...oh yeah, did I mention this week at work is also the busiest one I've had since, oh, Finn was born, and that little bugger is still potty-training as well. Lest you think the kids are suffering...you can see below that they are excited about camp and all is well. (Yes, that is a frozen blueberry that she is eating while lying upside down. I said that they weren't suffering, not they weren't trying to choke themselves.)