Well, it has been too long since I posted. I have not been prolific in this spot of late due to the usual; babies, holidays, reading other people's writing...all those things. Thanks to any who come by to check out the site, I want to be regular in my posting and I do regularly think of things I would like to write and show, but life has a way of sidetracking me away from the actualization of these posts.
I did not give up on the Christmas knitting and feel as if I have accomplished a great feat by churning out a plethora of hand knit handwarmers,
Handwarmers with patterns from LMKG and Weekend Knits.
a few beanies and one very cute felted purse.
Pattern: Booga Bag, thanks Sereknitty for the suggestion.
All from stash yarn. That felt good. The handwarmers are all going to my family of wonderful in-laws...people that I do not get to see enough of. We did have a great visit from the family where cousins met cousins for the first time (our boys and my husband's awesome nephews). Kyle with Mason in the Baby Bjorn.
Seeing them together and watching how my baby boys went to their Aunt Libby without blinking an eye, and more importantly, stayed with their Aunt Libby, well, it made me wish the distance between La Verne and Portland could be eliminated, or at least reduced.
So, the knitting has been keeping me from posting, the babies, and sometimes, the not really feeling like I have anything to report. This holiday, the first of many to come with children, well, I am finding it the hardest. Not in a bad, oh-I-wish-it-were-not-Xmas way...more a wish-I-had-more-time way. I am glad on their first Christmas they do not really get it because there is little time to put towards establishing the holiday. The tree is up, but undecorated. The stockings are piled somewhere. The lights are strung and I love to see them but rarely do as we slump exhausted in bed most nights, a bit dulled eyed from fatigue and feeling like we should do more, but cannot.
Life with twins is such a challenge and such a blessing. As time is moving forward, I am seeing more of the picture of my days, it alternately delights and frightens me. Both boys are mobile, both are standing...they have the bruises to show for it too. I feel like padding every inch of our house to prevent injury, but I know something else would come up. Their accomplishments are awesome, they are so inquistive and determined in their own ways. But they are definitely boys and turning out to be a bit ornery too. Like during nap time, or at least, what we try to make nap time. They are full of life and the desire to explore it, it keeps us running from sun up to sun down....and even a little more than that, of course.
I can say I am so very happy to have little bits of time to do the knitting I have, although it never feels enough. There are so many other pieces and projects I would love to cast on, but for now I will end with a cute little number I have wanted to knot since I saw it featured on Knitty. We are attending a white elephant gift exchange tonight and it was the perfect excuse to get this little knit going. I know someone is going to be really surprised (and a little disgusted maybe if of the male gender) to get this. I love it and I think I might have to make another for my pregnant friends...it is simple and took two hours tops. Nice.
Now, back to the drawing board to see what else can be whipped out in the next 10 days. 10 days? Where did 2007 go? I'll leave you with the Beans' first visit with Santa. I was pleased that there was one smile, and Owen is excused from smling dur to teething/first cold. And yep, I knit their sweaters and made their elf shoes. Ah, the life of a Craft obsessed Mama of twins.