It’s a lovely day here in Kansas so if we were having coffee, we would undoubtedly be sitting outside enjoying the last semi-warm days before the Arctic blast hits us later this week 🙁 I don’t know if I’m quite ready for this.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that Baby J is quickly turning into a regular little walker, as well as a communicator! These days he’d rather walk than crawl, and does a good job getting himself around (though he also knows that carrying is still his faster route from point A to point B). He’s also learned to shake and nod his head for “no” and “yes,” which makes life soooooo much easier! He can say “tank oo” and “aa done” as well as the basic Mama, Dada and Baba (his grandma). Adding these to the basic point-and-grunt seems to greatly reduce his frustration level. I recall J being very frustrated about this age because he wasn’t a great communicator and couldn’t tell us what he wanted.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m really enjoying participating in the Bimble & Pimble Sewvember Instagram challenge. It’s fun seeing everyone’s behind-the-scenes. If you want a daily glimpse inside my head, my Instagram handle is @kglee01.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that J’s best friend is having his fifth birthday party this weekend, so naturally we are going. Actually J and I showed up suuuuuuper early to the party — like 24 hours early! Yep, I goofed on the date and took him yesterday to a party scheduled for today. Oh well, at least I was a day early rather than a day late 🙂
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finished knitting my first sweater the other day! It only took me about 3 months, which is actually less than I expected. Now I just have to block it, add the buttons and stabilize the bands with petersham ribbons. I should be able to wear it when the Arctic blast hits!
I’d also tell you that I started on my next knitting project and never until that moment did I understand what knitters mean when they talk about a particular yarn being really fun to knit. I bought one of the Stitch Block Cowl kits from Purl Soho (yes Julie, I’m totally copying you), and it’s knit with Purl Soho Worsted Twist. This yarn is ah-freaking-mazing! It’s not the cheapest stuff I’ve seen, but at $19.50/hank, it’s certainly not the priciest either.
I’ve undergone a bit of a shift in how I look at my materials lately, particularly for knitting. Knitting projects take me a long time, so I’ve decided that I will invest in high-quality materials for those investment projects. That means a major destash of my yarn since I bought loads from KnitPicks sales last year. Their yarn is ok, but when I finish around 4-5 projects per year, I want great yarn, not just ok yarn. My new knitting motto: Life is too short to knit with cheap wool.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that N has recently starting chewing her nails and I’m not sure why. I’d ask if any of you have any advice on what to do with a nail-biter.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?