little things

birdie coin purse

I made this little zippered coin purse for my sister for her birthday. I’ve been really lagging on crafts lately. It has to do with my oh-so-clingy-but-lovable baby. Even though I can knit while I nurse, I haven’t been doing much of that either. A knit hat that could have been done in a day has been on my needle for almost a week already! I wanted to knit a cowl for someone for Christmas, but I’m afraid I’ll start it and not complete it in time for gifting. While I’m sure the recipient wouldn’t mind a late gift, I wouldn’t feel right. so, I took advantage of the shirt sale and stocked up on some gifts just in case I can’t make everything I want.

Wow…I can’t even finish this blog entry for the little one senses I am not there and wants me. I’m not complaining because…tada! I can nurse at the keyboard.

I’ve miraculously [almost] finished our Christmas cards before the middle of the month! I usually end up passing cards out on Christmas day. This time, I’m on top of it and perhaps some will go out in the mail within the next couple of days. All I need to do is pickup the prints then tape them into the cards, which have already been otherwise decorated. I did that pretty late last night, which explains the extreme fatigue I had this morning. Tomorrow, I get to address about 20 envelopes!

The Christmas season is fun.

New knitting; girly cards

I started a new knitting project–for myself! I received an early Mother’s Day gift in the form of a HiyaHIya 9″ circular. I decided to finally wind up the orange sock yarn seen in my header and start knitting some socks. They’ll be a mother’s day gift to myself.

I wanted a simple, yet interesting pattern. My due date is in less than 2 weeks, so I want to be sure I have something easy to put down and pick up. I decided on Twisted Tweed from schrodinger knits. it’s a beautifully easy pattern!

twisted tweed beginnings

Tonight, I took a little break from knitting and made 2 cards for 2 people who are having baby girls. One is having her baby shower this Saturday and the other is having her shower in June. I wanted to make sure I had these done before the newborn arrives. i can certainly knit and nurse, but it would be hard to wield scissors and/or an x-acto knife while nursing.

adore card sweet card

I just need to figure out what sort of envelopements to use. they measure 6″x6″ so I may just have to make something.