• Crafting,  Knitting

    Knitting NOT Pregnant!

    A late join to Nicole over @ Frontier Dreams, but wanting to check in nonetheless. The girls were born about three weeks ago (more about their  beautiful souls soon!) and life is slowly finding a new pace and a new normalcy. In the meantime, I’ve been managing to find some free knitting time while waiting in the daily pickup line for my oldest’s school. It’s the Baby Verterbrae pattern and one I had fully intended on having finished by the time I held either of our girls. We ended up being induced early (for a few reasons and I hate to admit it, but I was really ready to not spend…

  • Crafting,  Knitting

    Knitting While Pregnant: Pumpkin Hats

    Joining Nicole over @ Frontier Dreams for her weekly KCCO: Some exciting news – Multnomah is finished! Unblocked, but finished and I just love how it turned out. Such a simple and easy pattern with beautiful results, it’s been the perfect knitting to distract me from reading too many political posts over social media and all over the news. (Is anyone else fed up with the state of politics right now?) And then, just as I finished, my boys started inquiring about whether or not I could make them pumpkin hats. We’re still adjusting to our central-Texas fall and finding that we’re missing the gentle signs of autumn outside. Luckily,…

  • Crafting,  Knitting

    Knitting While Pregnant: Multnomah Continues!

      Joining Nicole over @ Frontier Dreams for her weekly KCCO: I’ve had a bit of time this week to continue working on the Multnomah shawl I shared last week. It’s coming along pretty quickly, to the point where I think it may even be finished by this time next week. We’ll just have to see! Once this is finished, I’m not really sure what I’ll be casting on next. Earlier in the summer, I knitted a pilot cap and two pairs of baby legs for the twins so I may cast on the second pilot cap before it gets too late. What are your must-knits for the babies in your…

  • Knitting

    Knitting While Pregnant (KWP!) : Multnomah for Grandma

    I’m going to lovingly title these knitting posts (for now, at least!) as Knitting While Pregnant. A good friend of mine, Karen, was tasked with trying to talk me back into my senses when I asked for her advice on a good shawl pattern to knit for my nearly-grandmother-in-law’s 90th birthday. While I have declined the challenge to NOT knit while pregnant, I did take her advice on a good knitting pattern – the Multnomah shawl. It’s a simple shawl pattern – lots of endless garter stitches with a comfortable feather-and-fan pattern at the end to keep things interesting. It’s knit with MadelineTosh’s Merino Light, one of my favorite yarns for…