Friday, June 27, 2008

Alive and Well

I realized the other day that I really do want to keep blogging, I just keep finding "better" uses of my time. So, instead of waiting for pictures to come off the camera, or for hours of quiet (or even a few minutes) I thought I'd write up a quick post while my girls are doing science and the boy is stretching on the floor.

I finished my shawl/stole recently. Umm... some day last week, so it only took me about 12 weeks (as I started it right before the little tomato was born and worked on it a bit in the hospital). That's right, he's now 12 weeks, and will be officially three months monday-ish. I still haven't blocked the thing, and I might not, but I will take some pictures sometime and put them up here.

I also finished one of my socks that I started after he was born. It only took me about 5 weeks to do one sock, so far the second one is taking me longer, but that's okay, at least I'm knitting again. I hope, sometime this weekend or next week to spin for the first time since his birth also.

This week we went strawberry picking (with the help of my mom and sister) and then spent a day and half making jam. The girls were so excited, and I was able to mostly work around little tomato's naps (with a little help of daddy holding him). It felt really good to do those things and to taste the fresh berries and the super fresh jam. (We opened one jar right away and I ate some that night - the same day we had picked the berries).

I'm also about to start a pair of socks for the sweet husband - he's questioning whether he wants toe socks, monkey socks, or a combination - but first comes swatching... maybe during the next nap :)