Like the weather in many areas across the country, winter weather in Ohio is taking a spring break. We always have a lovely thaw in February, or at least we have since my Joshua was born in late February (19 years ago) and I started noticing. Of course, it will get cold and snow some more until mid-April, but it's always nice to have this peek of spring in February. The kids get their bikes out and chalk in the street and clamor for time outdoors before dinner. And I get a few minutes of peace between the last subject and setting the dinner table. Happy sigh.
Today I didn't have a chance to take pics and post them until late so I apologize for losing most of Wednesday, but better late than never.
I finished Kit's sweater and though it's far from perfect it was a great project to work on right before I start my very first real sweater. The doll sweater is a one piece, top down pattern, and it's fairly easy, even though you have to keep track of the pattern which I am notoriously awful at. Ugh. Not perfect, but fine for Kit. I just used some stash yarn -- nothing special.
I cast on a hat last night -- for my son's girlfriend using the leftover scarf yarn, but it's not far enough along to take a pic.
I also finished up a bib I made using some green variegated cotton, for a sweet baby boy, and thought I would share it because it's so cute, and practical. The bottom of the bib is made with a seed stitch -- just knit a square (or close to a square) -- and the "tie" is a garter stitch with two button holes on one side and stitched to the top of the bottom on the other. I love these simple bibs, and though I was not a knitter when my kids used bibs, I have been told by recipients that they wash up great.
My read is what Faith is reading aloud to me for school -- Little House in the Big Woods. She is not a big fan of reading and we've tried this book a few times before, but she is "tolerating" it now, and comprehending very well. We've been reading it for a week or so and she is beginning to look forward to the next part. Success!