Monday, March 12, 2012

Time Flies

I was thinking it had been awhile since I posted last. What I didn't realize was how long that while had been. Time has a bad habit of slipping away so quickly!

I seem to recall the last time I posted, I alluded to a super, secret quilt project. So I'll start there! I have given it to the recipient so I can finally show it off! It was meant to be G's high school graduation gift. A remembrance of her Grade 12 exchange trip to France. Except life has a tendency to get away on me, I'm a queen of procrastination so she got it this winter. During her second year of university. Better late then never I suppose. I'm glad I finally finished it, and I'm glad she liked it!


Next up was a couple of Marsan Watchcaps. I'm making (BF)G, Little Toddler Man and Baby Boy identical matching ones. It's a great pattern, easy, mindless and about six thousand miles of twisted rib (or so it feels by the time you're on the third one!)

Here's LTM modeling one of them.

I also knit a quick pair of socks! Actually I think I was working on them last time I posted. They're Tiny Tulips by Cherry Flip. It's a sweet little pattern that screams spring with the little tulip design. And because they're ankle socks with an easy to remember stitch pattern they are pretty much instant gratification knitting!

"Hurry up Spring Socks"

And last but not least in knitting is my very, very favourite project!!! I've been wanting to knit these mittens forever, so when my Mama friends from my Due in October 2010 group on Ravelry sent me a very generous gift card to my LYS I decided I was going to use some of it for yarn to make my Lilac Mittens.

"Comfort Mittens"

I've had some machine time too! I've been mostly just doing small easy to finish projects!

Sewing kit and tea wallet for a swap

Mug Rug for (BF)G

New undies for LTM (from Fishsticks Designs)

My Jane With A Pop top that I started absolutely forever ago

So that's a round up of my craftiness as of late. I've so many projects I want to do but so little time to do them in! The little boys keep me busy and are full of adventure (not to mention fearless) so crafting time is very limited when they're up and by the time they're tucked into bed I often find myself knitting a few rows then dozing off in front of the TV. But as we all knows time flies, and little ones don't stay little for long. I know full well how fast a little toddler suddenly becomes an adult, all grown up and making a life of their own. It happens in a blink of an eye. It really does, so it's ok if the crafting has to wait sometimes.

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