Today I am thankful for...
the joy of having a creative hobby that I really enjoy and that is practical too. I am so happy that I am knitting and that I have overcome my fear of patterns! I love that all I need to make cute clothes for my little babe is a couple balls of yarn, some needles, and my own two hands. And time, lots of time, which I am thankful that I have! Not that I have lots of free time, because if I am knitting, than that means the cat boxes are not getting cleaned or the floors are full of muddy paw prints. However, since we have been doing so much traveling in the past couple of weeks, I had a lot of free time while I was sitting in the back seat of the car and so managed to whip out this Beyond Puerperium cardigan in two weeks. And in case you are wondering what the heck puerperium means, here is the definition. It certainly surprised me!
This pattern was the most difficult one that I have tried so far. Knitting in the car, with multiple things going on at one time may have had something to do with that. Entertaining a little babe and following a pattern do not easily happen at the same time! I wish the pattern would have given a row count and told you when to place the button holes, instead of just leaving it up to me to judge. Mine are a little unevenly spaced. I did not want to spend any money on buttons, so I pulled these together from my small button stash. I think the mismatched funky collection jives with the crazy multi-colored yarn, which I absolutely love. It is Malabrigo Rios and is super soft.
It is a bit big around the shoulders right now, but I wanted the little babe to be able to wear it throughout summer and into the Fall, so this is the perfect size. She seemed to like it, perhaps liking the fun buttons a bit too much, as she kept pulling at the top frog button.
I wanted to share the book that I am currently reading. It is called A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron. It is comprised of 20 different stories about her life and the role that knitting plays in it. Even if you do not knit, it is a lovely, fun read.
What are you thankful for today? I invite other bloggers to leave a link to their Thankful Tuesday post in the comments below.