I said I was working on a project and actually finished it! Amazing.
My New Year’s resolution this year was to get over my fear of color work in knitting. I think it’s safe to say I have succeeded!
This pattern/recipe only requires beginner knitting skills. If you can knit a basic corner to corner washcloth, you can easily knit this poncho. The poncho can be made with any yarn, in any size, and with or without a hood.
After a year and a half, my alphabet book is finally done. I can’t believe it.
It was supposed to be a first birthday gift for my daughter, but son #4 stopped napping, and my daughter stopped sleeping at night, about a week before her first birthday. I couldn’t sew during their dual nap time anymore, and was too tired to stay up at night sewing. The alphabet book spent the next year in a drawer, waiting. I picked it up again about a month ago and turned it into a (belated) second birthday gift instead. I can’t wait to wrap it up and give it to her this evening.
It has been a while.
I have been knitting and crocheting as much as ever, but blogging has not been happening recently because my toddler hates when I try to use my computer. She climbs into my lap and then hits keys and fiddles with stuff on my desk until I give up. She makes it impossible to type up anything, including patterns. But, I did manage to get this post up quickly today.
She’s adorable, and I really should be playing with her instead, so I don’t mind too much. I do have a backlog of projects to share.
I finished this blanket back in November and gave it to a good friend who recently welcomed a second son. I love it so much.
I’ve been busy. Holidays and parenting and just life in general.
Then I had an idea for a penguin ornament. I made one for each kid. I know they’re not monkeys, but they made it to the top of the blog anyway. Maybe next year I’ll do monkeys.