The sense of accomplishment is fantastic sometimes. Being able to start and finish a project like this in a reasonably short period of time makes me feel like I am somehow moving forward and still able to be creative while managing two kids. Something about making things keeps me on an even keel. I also like a challenge with each successive project. This is the first lace knit pattern I have tried. It is knit in a rectangle then sewn up along the sides to make the arm holes. I used a worsted weight yarn, too so it went fairly quickly.
The pattern is Diamond Lace Baby Shrug on Ravelry.
This is the next project. My first sweater! It is in the same brand of yarn only in DK weight. I have finished with the tricky part, the mesh pattern on the front and back so it is smooth sailing from here. Now I have to figure out how to calculate the remaining yarn I have left. I think Eliot will have to help me since his math skills have surpassed mine by now!
Some cute baby love. I dug out some 12 month clothes for her last night because her tops are all too short in the arms and length now! Growing like a weed.
A final photo to make you laugh. Eliot gave Willow a set of rubber duckies for Christmas that have become her favorite pacifier. Eliot has coined the phrase 'duckafier'.