Little Things Add Up

I’ve been a little quieter than normal lately because my husband just finished a stretch of back to back travel. Typically when he’s away I don’t broadcast it but he’s been out for about two weeks with a 48 hour pop-in,  so it has been me and the girls lately. I don’t mind that he travels but I do miss him while he’s gone.
But I typically get some good knitting time in when he travels since it’s just me and the girls. Except for when Jellybean wants to play fetch for a solid hour. Then we have to run around the living room. And sometimes Cher hops down and demands a walk.
But with the weather so nice I made sure to spend a lot of time outside with these two ladies on extra long walks and car rides so they could hang their heads out the window. Plus it wears them out and I’m ensured to have some solid knitting time while they both nap laid across my legs.
I also went to the park with Maddie and her little sister Olivia last weekend. I was tickled because her Mom put this hat on Liv’s head. It’s a simple little hat knit in Cascade Ultra Pima that I knit it for Maddie as a baby shower gift with the leftover yarn from the matching dress. I can’t believe it fits her sister now. Handmade hand-me-downs for the win!
That same day at the park it was a little chilly so I had on my Mint Madness sweater (which I think is going to get worn A LOT this fall/winter) and it pairs perfectly with my knit Converse Chuck Taylors – I love it! Also I took my first two color brioche class last night…I’m so glad I took a class. It would’ve taken me a lot longer to understand that stitch on my own!

Just a few of the little things that make me happy lately, what’s making you happy lately?

6 Replies to “Little Things Add Up”

  1. Hi ! I always love when I see your newest blog post arrive!! You make such lovely things! Love the colors you choose in your knitted items , and the dog fleece blanket in the first picture and the little hat from cascade yarn and the eye glasses you wear!!! lol Can’t wait to see what you knit in the two color brioche that’s something I want to learn too!

    1. Awww thanks 🙂 I’m super excited about two color brioche – the color possibilities are endless!!!

  2. I’m new to this site and I love the little slices of life you talk about on here.

    I have to say I’m not a huge fan of mint green as a color (but its still a lovely sweater). I haven’t gotten to the sweater phase of knitting yet, as I just started a little over a year ago.

    I’m currently working on mastering the two color brioche stitch and I have successfully swatched it, so I’m making progress, yay! Good luck and don’t forget to show us your first brioche project, becasue those are always beautiful.

    1. Well, welcome! And even if you don’t like mint green (that’s fine with me) there will probably be every color of the rainbow here. I meant to take pics of my beginnings of brioche last night but was too excited! LOL

  3. What a sweet little one. LOVE your converse. I’m happy my dining area and living room are clean for tonight’s guests and the smell of Martha’s chocolate cupcakes is filling the air.

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