Pattern: my own
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK - colorway Morning Dove
For - Arthur 5 months
I have two small tins that I keep filled with odds and ends of buttons. When I finish a garment I go digging among these vintage buttons to find the perfect set for the garment. Sometimes I don't find a set. Sometimes I find a mismatched set - oh, I do love mismatched buttons.
Little Arthur is growing by the moment. And we've been enjoying those precious moments.
I finally grew tired of not being able to find a pair of "easy" mittens for John when we would do the preschool run on preschool days. Those gloves that are meant for snow take SOOOO long to put on him and when you are trying to get both boys in the car quickly they are daunting!
And... because spring did seem a long way off last week, I decided to make John some scrap mittens. Why not. He will probably be able to use them next year. If not.. we'll save them for Arthur. I used this pattern and loved it! Yes, I slightly modified it to suite John. But it is fine as is.
He LOVES them and has thanked me several times for making them for him. SOOOOO sweet! What a kid!
It looks like we'll get a bit more use out of them since today's weather forecast is for sleet, rain and snow. Yuck!
On the nightstand:
I have finished "A Spoonful of Sugar" by Barbara Ahsford and savored every last word. This book will be staying on my nightstand for awhile. For some reason I just found Barbara Ashford's little insights so helpful during these years of "littles".
I have "Wild Things: the art of nurturing boys" lined up next and "Longbourn" but we'll see. So far I haven't made any progress in them. Arthur's nights still are quite dreadful leaving me exhausted and wanting to sleep any chance I get. Ah, well, only a season; right?
now I'll have to catch you up on my recent spinning adventures sometime soon...
Joining with ginny