Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sweater, Sea and Seeds

A new sweater for Willow from the leftovers I had hanging around.  I am living in fear that I am going to run out of the green but I think I might just squeak by.  I have had to take it apart 2 or 3 times and, really, I probably should again!  I definitely screwed something up on the last leaf row but I think I might just grin and bear it.  She is moving so fast now hopefully no one will notice!

I love these wooden needles, too.  So nice to work with.  I scrapped the curly plastic metal ones.  I couldn't 
handle it anymore.

We made the ocean bottle that Ginny mentioned one of her last posts.  It was so fun and easy!  Eliot had to make a 'bottle of blood', too.  The zombies are taking over apparently.

The practicing on the chanter is going well, too.  I'm trying to sneak in practice whenever I can.  It is starting to sound a little better! I'm working on the first lines of Amazing Grace.  Slow progress.

As for reading - it has mostly been seed packets.  I am in the throws of the garden and seed starting plan.  I hope to make some progress this week.  Hopefully I can get to Home Depot with the two kids in tow and someone will take pity and help me cut pvc the pipe I need. I try not to take advantage of the mom card but ya' know sometimes it comes in handy.

And the baby is really taking off with her exploring.  She is reaching over head to grab stuff and is experimenting with letting go now and then.  She is becoming much more expressive and meaningful with her language, too.  I can't wait to hear her talk!

Yarning along over here...


little macaroon. said...

What a lovely post! Willow is such a pretty name, it was one of my "top of the pops" for a girl (but my husband - inexplicably - vetoed it. Hmm.)

A tub of seed packets are a prmanent fixture on y kitchen counter at the moment too. Just waiting for a kind person to help me out with reinforcing the raised beds (will be shamelessly using the Mum card)!

Good work on your chanter :-)

Anonymous said...

The sweater looks great, I wouldn't unravel.
I think we will be making the ocean water too, but I'm waiting for the weather to stay warm so we can do it outside, my 6 year old has a fascination with opening things like that up which would mean a very messy oily floor.

Charis's Mum said...

I like the yarn for the sweater. It's been a secret ambition of mine to one day play the bagpipes, but I don't know when that will happen.

Heather L. said...

Wish you were closer and I could give you the pvc pipes I just took down from my garden! I loved how they worked for peas last year (with the netting and all) but have decided to turn the veggie garden into an herb garden this year and for beauty's sake don't want the pea supports up. Maybe I will go back to them another year.....

Willow's sweater is beautiful! I love the colors!! glad you are getting some spring in your direction.

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