Gratuitous baby pictures ensue!
Well, we are home and getting settled in. There were/are some little kinks to work out that resulted in us staying a tad longer than we anticipated, and have taken a bit of getting used to now that we're home. But every day is a new day, and we're taking it one step at a time!
Mallory is growing more every day; in fact, looking at some of those older hospital pictures I can already tell she's put on a few ounces here and there. And big sister Campbell is doing pretty well at adjusting to this rude new intrusion on her diva lifestyle. I gotta say that preschool is a lifesaver in this respect, since that gives her 4 days a week to get out of the house and have completely uninterrupted playtime with friends. (You can see more pics of Mallory and family by clicking on the photo album on the left)
There has been some knitting going on, though not much. In the hospital I finished up my 2nd County Clare STR knee sock (yarn gifted to me by my SP spoilee Meg). I had intended to take that sock as well as the 2nd ball of Koigu for Jason's socks in my hospital bag, but I hadn't had a chance to wind the Koigu yet when my water broke in the middle of night on the 3rd. I actually laid in bed and thought maybe I wasn't in labor, because I wasn't ready to go to the hospital without the Koigu wound!! How freaking irrational is that?
(Sorry for the uninspired photos, but this is about all I can manage right now!)
But there has been plenty of time since coming home to finish Jason's socks as well. Once they were done (I forgot how SOFT Koigu washes up!!!) I started socks for me (again) in some hand-dyed yarn by Holly that she gave to me as my SP last summer. It's about time! The colorway is called Patagonia, and it is completely out of my normal palette and I love it! And I am still in love with the Widdershins style of toe-up socks, and one day I will get up my little generic formula for these socks on 2 circs posted for y'all to share.
I meant to get this picture up around Campbell's birthday and obviously got distracted. These are Campbell's finished Widdershins in some of my 4-ply hand-dyed yarn, as well as a very special birthday present! Yvonne designed, knit and felt this adorable bunny for Campbell, and then designed and knit the beautiful tutu and matching ballet slippers. It is absolutely amazing, and Campbell loves Princess Ballerina Ruby.
I'll leave you all for now with a shot of a cherry sky - - harvest just got started yesterday and I'm sure will come and go before we can blink.