Miss BG2 is here:
We are all in love with her. She's a very good little baby. Lots of black hair....but prefers to keep it snuggled in her hat right now, so photos don't tell the story. She's a good eater, and well....just perfect. What more can I say??? :)
We had BG while the rest of the family was in the hospital, and enjoyed taking him back and forth to kindergarten, etc. Amazing how fast he is growing up and maturing. His reading skills are soaring..... so much fun to see the process. He's pretty excited about this new family member, and his new role as big brother. He tells me that she will laugh at him when she gets just a little bigger. I think he intends on being the entertainer. Why does that NOT surprise me!?! LOL
I've been doing lots of knitting. I've been knitting mittens for a designer Natasha, aka Kulabra. I'm having fun delving into my stash yarns, producing some really pretty mittens. The first two pair have already been gifted to friends. The Poppy's may become my own. Not sure. And, I have one other pair that is complete, but not photographed yet. They are equally pretty - another floral design.
These are the Poppie mittens that may very well become my own. Love them! Knit out of Knitpicks Palette. Nothing special, but they bring memories of my grandfather's poppies. He was always into growing pretty flowers. Not sure I can part with these. Do you see a picket fence on the palm side? One of my knitting friends saw that, and now I do too. The designer did not intend it, but likes it also.
And in comparison, these next mittens are not very exciting at all! Just a few kid's mittens - my usual charity mittens that I feel driven to knit this time of year. There should be more of these soon. Perhaps I'll take a break from knitting test patterns. She just has such pretty patterns, and given the opportunity, they are hard to pass up.
The top two pairs are knit with double fingering weight. A solid brown alpaca blend and a color gradient yarn - specifics unknown. They are soft and should be very warm.
These last two are knit with left-over handspuns. Heavier yarns, so not held doubled.
So....you can see, I'm indeed in a mitten mood.
Sofee is struggling with a very severe allergy season. It's been so dry and hot here....we need a good rain to wash the air a bit. On top of that, she had an adverse drug reaction to her rabies shot. Poor little girl - her face swelled all up. Her forehead and her muzzle were twice the normal size. We had just gotten home from the vet when it occurred, and luckily it didn't take long to get her back there. An injection of Benedryl, and 24 hours of oral doses brought her the relief that she needed. I felt so sorry for her though. :( I always wish I could explain things to her.
Granpa and I are going to watch BG and Miss BG2 tomorrow so momma and daddy can have a break. Probably a nap will be in order. It takes a village you know..... Loving it!
Take care. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later. k