Hello November! I had grand ideas of trying to do the blog post a day like some people I know (and admire them for doing it!) or even a daily gratitude entry for the month of November. But, all of a sudden it's midweek and I finally have my thoughts together (and some time) to actually make a blog post and here we are. Sure, I could just go until December 4, but I have enough on my plate currently to keep me busy: knitting, Thanksgiving (we host), Christmas, birthdays: Lorelai, Dan, Mom; my uncle is donating a kidney, tutoring, knitting. I am thinking of ways to ramp up my blog posting and I do have big plans but they are all in my head. For now. So, we'll play catch up.
Halloween has come and gone. We attended a wedding out in NJ - it was a nice time and I even wore the bat shawl! If anyone noticed the bat motifs, they kept it to themselves. That's fine. I'm proud of the shawl, it did the job and malabrigo lace was just the right weight. We did get one (low-quality iPhone) picture of the shawl in action:
The Lorax spent her Halloween with my folks. While I tried to get her into her costume (a gingerbread person) with some coaxing and practice,
She wanted no part of it.
(Another picture of my crying kid - remember when this blog was full of really cute pictures of the little one?)
My folks had no luck with the costume either. But she had a good time with them, giving out candy to the trick or treaters.
And then, go figure, last night she starts playing around with the witch's hat (which for the life of me I couldn't get her to put on at all during October).
Excuse the cookie crumb face, this was after dinner. And then again this morning on her way to the table to eat her Cheerios she put on the hat again. I have not yet given up hope that I will get her into that gingerbread costume.
Knitting-wise, the needles are clicking away. Many many many projects going on here. I have a renewed love for seams, thanks to knittinghelp.com - something finally clicked and look at this:
Pretty seams!! This is a little girl top for knit one, crochet too.
My other projects in progress are either under wraps for the time being or aren't much to show off at this stage.
While I'm knitting, Lorelai is still having a grand old time with the buttons - we're finding buttons everywhere. Usually I see the buttons like this:
Scattered. The other day I noticed the buttons on the floor and then noticed there were some buttons in the jar.
Um. It's all blue and purple buttons. No outside encouragement from me on that one, seriously! Interesting.