I thought I would try to compose a post with some knitting content, but there is a pitifully small amount to post in this category, somehow time just rarely permits the luxury of casting on for projects that I dream of. I did get the chance to shop a bit at Loopy, a little knitting store in the village where we stayed. Tahoe was a wonderful break,
but not a respite, not with two babies. They are always very well-behaved when we drop in/out of stores and it was no exception on this trip. The shop itself was charming and well stocked and I found some lovely Malabrigo to knit the So Called Scarf as inspired by Jane over at Yarnstorm (a storm of interesting dialogue surrounds her current publication, but that is a whole different post. Sufficed to say, her book on the domestic arts has sparked some controversy across the pond....I cannot wait to get my hands on it.)(Really, domestic arts can spark controversy? Huh.) Anyway, the Malabrigo is a very pleasing colorway of chocolatey browns and some pretty blue tossed in. I am loving the simplicity of the pattern and the quickness of the progress, a must these days to keep me encouraged to move on with things.
The picture of Tim and Mason features their wonderful faces (isn't it always a pleasure to see a Daddy with his little one(s). But if you peek towards his head, you can make out his Shedir. I cast on not too long before our trip and was pleasantly surprised with myself when I cast off right before we hopped in the Subi for the night ride up to Tahoe (no knitting done because it was dark, but some sleeping ensued). I am completely enamoured of the Shedir pattern and plan on making the Beans a set of their own so we can model them in our Christmas pictures...if I can find mine. I hate misplacing important hand knitted pieces...but I am hoping it pops up as we are having a 'cold' spell of weather in the 70s. Brrr.
And of course, to round out all that exciting knitting content, I must add the latest pictures of the boys at play. They basically live on their stomachs now, rolling and squinching up their legs, flipping themselves over unexpectedly and getting tangled up in chair legs or backed up against walls. No real crawling, but plenty of movement (from which always huge amounts of baby barf ensue, which require constant clean up. Ugh). They are keeping us running, and therefore, much too busy to finish, much less start all those knits that live in my head.
Lately I have spent a good portion of computer time reading up on all the blogs I love and lately the writing has been amazing. My favorite Momma Rae has some amazing insights into her life and times....there is Yarnstorm, the blog I mentioned earlier...well, so very many. This post was really endearingly beautiful as a show of sisterhood and love, read it if you get a moment...and Ava, if you are reading, I just finally got into the Manos I bought from you way back when Destash was still around. Well, got into it then frogged it, but it gave me some great ideas, just knitting the bit I did with it. Happy Bday, your sis said it so well.
Not much else to report. Think I will go back to reading for awhile. Cheers, all.