...from the family sweaters. Actually, Sweet Husband's is almost done--just the fiddly bits of the collar left--but I'm thinking of making Little Miss a dress instead of a proper sweater. (Well, more than thinking--I bought yarn for it today.) So, I don't even know where I'm really at on that. Three and three-quarters out of what has become five? In any event, I was ready for a break.
And, hello babies! We're joking at work that "pregnant" has become contagious--three on the way, not counting Little Miss and another that's been born since her. Not to mention the wee friends-and-family babes that got short shrift this winter when my hands were too occupied holding my own baby to really knit much.
Plus, truthfully, my mind is a little unquiet these days and knitting helps me find my joy. Especially these old favorite baby cardis that I've made over and over and over again. There's something so nice about just a little thinking, but not too much. Distraction, but not quite concentration.
I never thought I'd be the kind of knitter to ever make the same thing twice, but if I could only make a handful of patterns for the rest of my life, I think these would make the cut.
Even this lacy baby hat--which I can't figure out how to photograph no matter how many times I make it, but is lovely in person--served it's purpose, keeping my hands happy while my brain listened to a legal continuing ed lecture the other day.
I considered setting my knitting aside to join in on Ginny's stitch along, but I just can't put the yarn down this year. Next up is this popcorn suit for Little Miss, and then I'll get back to those family sweaters. I think I may just knit all summer.