Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekending: Enjoying Indian Summer

This weekend was Indian Summer here in Upstate New York.  It had been getting increasingly cold but this weekend was lovely.  Well except for the storm we got Saturday night.  I had pulled out my wool socks and started a new pair.  Hubby put away our air conditioner units and composted our leaves.  I made cinnamon buns for breakfast and Hubby made French onion soup that I unfortunately didn't get a picture.  Football was on and the Patriots beat the Bears and the Bills beat the Jets so it was a good day in our house.  We ran some errands at The Christmas Tree Shop for kitchen items and we went shopping for some work pants for Hubby.  We went to Mass today and had brunch.  Maybe not an eventful weekend to some people but I enjoyed it.  

Friday, October 24, 2014

First Trip to the Craft Store

I am trying to indoctrinate her early!  I would be so excited if she took an interested in knitting or crochet.

I take online college classes and made it through my midterm so I celebrated by going to a craft store.  I had made a few projects from leftover yarn.  I wouldn't really call it a stash because it's not very nice yarn.  Just yarn hanging around.  I still plan on using it but I was itchy for something knew.  Preferably something pink or purple.  Yes, I was wanting to make something for the Little Miss.  

I didn't remember to take the photo until we were almost back at the car.  Her carrier barely fit into the cart and she had yarn all around her.  (Shhh!  Don't tell Hubby)  I wish I had gotten a photo of that!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prayers for Canada

We have a Canadian flag out to show solidarity for our neighbors to the North.  Hubby has a collection of flags, just in case you were wondering why an American has a Canadian flag.  We also have the Irish flag, the British flag, the Scottish Flag, the Vatican Flag and various flags for sports teams.  Hubby picked this up from his father and they make it a competition to find each other obscure flags.  The flag looks a little sad because it's been raining pretty hard.

Terrorism is a horrible thing and it seems to be happening more often.  I have seen it happen in my country with September 11 and the Boston Marathon Bombings.  We saw it in London last summer.  I know in some parts of the world, there are attacks much more frequently.  But it doesn't matter where or how many lives.  Terror is terror.

If you are from Canada and are reading this, know that America is with you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall has turned into a Blur

This past month is has been a blur.  Fall is my favorite time of year and I haven't even spent any time to notice it.  I hope this is just an adjustment to motherhood and won't turn into a permanent thing. I just enjoy Fall too much.  I grew up in New England and live in Upstate New York.  I can't imagine life without four seasons.  I have barely noticed the colors change and now the leaves are falling at a very fast pace.  Our lawn is covered with them.  I took the pic out the window last week and the branches are a lot more bare.

Fall is also the start of English Premier Soccer.  We cheer for Chelsea.  My brother-in-law roots for Crystal Palace.   Hubby has taken a liking to Crystal Palace but Chelsea is still his favorite and they played each other this weekend.  The only baby Chelsea gear we had was in size 12-18 months but it fit over her pajamas.  It worked.  And Chelsea won so that was good.

The little one just turned one month.  She had her one month checkup and is now 8 lbs 6 oz and is 21 and 1/4 inches.  She is developmentally on track and we are starting to set a sleeping routine.  We were letting her sleep whenever and we were noticing she was starting to get overstimulated. Her pediatrician said it was time to start putting her down at the same time.  She has grown out of her newborn clothes and in 0-3 month size.  I am torn between being sad that she is outgrowing her newborn clothes and being excited at all her new milestones.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What is on my Ravelry Queue?

I barely find time to knit these days but I can still think about all the projects I want to complete on my Ravelry Queue.   I felt like posting my top ten would make accountable to actually start (and hopefully finish) some of these projects.  These are my top ten.

1.  Little Coffee Bean Cardigan.  I have made this sweater twice.  I made one to match the colors of Hubby's college and he brought it to the hospital because it was the first wave of fall weather.  We didn't put it on the Little One because it ended up being warm the day we went home.  And I haven't seen it since.  We've torn apart the house looking for it.  So it's somewhere or we left it at the hospital which is unlikely.  So I am going to make a new one.  And then...we will find it.

2.  Baby Norgi because who doesn't like reindeer.  I want to make it in white and pink.

3.  Little Fair Isle Hat to go with number 2.

4.  Welcome to the Flock because I love sheep.  Little One's nursery was decorated with sheep.

5.  Baby--Toddler Tiered Coat and Jacket.  I love how girly it is.

6.  Chaussons Mignons because we live where it's cold and she needs her feet covered.

7.  Pretty Baby Beanie.  See number 6 but instead of feet, it's head.

8.  Girl Hat.  Ditto number 7.

9.  Chelsea Hat.  I guess I should make something for Hubby.

10.  Polska.  I love these mittens and have had my eye on this pattern for awhile.

While there you have it.  Sorry this is a photo-less post.  How boring.  Anyway, what is in your Ravelry Queue?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekending: Apple Fest

We had a great weekend.  First photo is really from the week.  We went to a basketball preview night for Hubby's alma mater, Siena College.  The Little One was already showing her team spirit.

I love this photo of Kitty.  I don't usually get photos of him looking so expressive.

My in-laws were in town and we spent Friday evening with family friends.  First we stopped to see the best friend of Hubby's late grandmother.  Then we had dinner with in-laws best friends.

Saturday morning we headed to Apple Fest.  I never blogged about her hat but I had knit that using the Berry Baby Hat pattern on Ravelry.  My mother-in-law bought the onesie and it says "Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch."

The family is Hubby's best friend runs carriage rides at Apple Fest and we always go for rides.  I opted out this year since I am still recovering from surgery and besides, the little one was a little too little.  Aren't the horses beautiful?

I couldn't resist taking a picture in the pumpkin patch.

On Sunday we went to Mass and then Brunch.  Here is the little one playing the "I want my I don't want my wait, I do want my pacifier..." game.

Hubby and the in-laws went to watch the Bills with friends at the bar while I stayed home and watched the Patriots with the Little One.  (It was the same game.  We root for different teams but my team won so that is all that matters.  But I don't rub it in.)

And I did make some brownies.

Until next weekend...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Believe it or not, I have found a little time to knit

My baby keeps me busy but I have actually got a little progress done on my generic mitered squares blanket.  I do most of my knitting after the baby has gone to sleep and I am waiting to get my last pumping session in.  So lots of knitting and Step by Step (the 90's sitcom with Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers) on TV.

I am just working until I use all the yarn from a frogged afghan.  No idea how big it will be, though my guess is that it will be about the size of a throw.