Thursday, November 12, 2015

Belated Yarn Along

I am a day late but I wanted to share my progress on the blanket I am knitting for our family's newest addition (due March 2015).  I am knitting Jared Flood's Shale Baby Blanket. I am using Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage yarn in the charcoal colorway.  It is soft and I know from making Atticus's baby blanket that it opens beautifully upon blocking to display lacework.  By the way, I don't enjoy knitting with typical baby colors so I just picked a colorway that I love.

I am currently reading  Tulipomania by Mike Dash.  It is a well written and absorbing read about the tulip craze that struck the Netherlands in the 17th century.  I am currently halfway through the book and look forward to finishing it.  I am not typically drawn to history books, but this one is definitely a satisfying read.

Linking up with Ginny!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday, Liliana!






Happy 4th birthday to my sweet and spunky Liliana!  You are such a good sister to your brothers.  You keep me on my toes with all of your interesting questions.  Your zest for life and curiosity never fail to amaze me.  I love you sweet baby girl.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Atticus's Foliage Photoshoot

Last week a ton of the leaves fell off of the sycamores in front of our home.  We had a day where there was a lot of wind and rain so it was to be expected.  I was feeling pretty awful the morning after all of the rain, and Atticus was begging to go outside.  I wasn't really feeling up to it, but I also wasn't feeling up to laundry, dishes, or anything else at the time.  Upon opening the door to see what the weather was outside, I realized that the blanket of leaves would make for some beautiful photos.  I dressed Atticus for a photo shoot, grabbed my camera, and we headed outside.  Not wanting to interfere with his play, I just followed him around and snapped away.