Saturday, August 02, 2008

so glad this post is better than the last one! there's gardening and mer and knitting--some of my favorite things!

phew...things around here are looking up!! jeremy's back from WV, so it's been great to spend time with him today. (yesss...he was OUT OF TOWN during the great ordeal of thursday...yeeesh.) we all went out and enjoyed the garden this morning. sam LOVES plants and flowers and just being outside in general...can that sort of thing be genetic? don't know.
this picture just may be one of my favorites i've ever snapped of him...what one year old kid just chomps into red peppers and LIKES them??? i just know one...
yesterday also MUST be mentioned...it was suuuuuper fun to see meredith and do shipshewana (had to check to make sure i spelled that right--since jeremy's pet name for SHIPshewana may or not be family-friendly...and there is much GOOD stuff to be found there!) mer found stuff for mer jr's quilt/room and i found stuff for random quilts i will try really hard to make and not shove the fabric in a drawer...

mer and sam bonded over fabulous amish pretzels...mmmmm....


oh and since i mentioned it to her yesterday and i know she reads my blog (hi friend!)--mer, here's sam's modeling pic from that catalog i was telling you about:

while jeremy was gone, i couldn't sleep very well. so i got some knitting done! yay! i finished up a koolhaas hat (Interweave Knits, Holiday 07) in some pink wool i found on clearance last fall. i love it, though it will be a while before i can wear it. it had been sitting around unfinished for wayyyy too long and i needed the needles to make project #2--a toasty topper for sam for the fall/winter. if you ask me, the pattern is genius--hat AND scarf sized for a toddler--he'll be able to have both, without losing the scarf! on the ground it kind of looks like a helmet...

i wish i had a decent picture of him wearing it, because he looked SO cute in it for all of 0.48539453 seconds. he clearly fails to see the beauty of the design:

2 comments:

Andrea Moberly said...

Hey! Its fun to see Meredith on your blog :) I LOVE your hat(s) Super cool! You know, you should join Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) if you aren't on there already. Its a super great place to find patterns, keep track of your projects and stuff. It has been a huge help for me!

Mer said...

Great modeling pic...you should become one of those stage moms! You could have some extra spending money due to his cute mug! I love the pepper eating too! See you soon!
xoxoxox