I knit my very first sweater this past summer. It was newborn size, for my nephew Dylan, who was born the end of August. I am so pleased with how it turned out, as it took me many many tries. The first attempt got about 1/4 done before I realized an irreparable mistake and had to rip the whole thing out and start again. In the end, I was so happy. It looks so nice! And it is soft merino wool, perfect for newborn babies. Next time I make it (I have another nephew or niece arriving January 2nd, so s/he will be my next victim), I will try the tapered sleeve version rather than straight, and maybe use buttons with smoother edges so as not to cut the super fine yarn. If I sold these, I would charge like $60 so I'm not sure anyone would buy them. The yarn alone for one sweater costs me $26, and then the buttons on top of that, and all that time! I love doing it for ones I love, but to make it for a stranger? It would have to be worth it. Anyways, it was fun to conquer the sweater. I've always been afraid to knit an entire sweater!
I have posted a number of pictures of the view from our place, but this is the first one I have downloaded from my best camera rather than my stupid fuckberry phone camera. Here's sunset;
Yes, our view is a bit sick and wrong. I'm sorry to rub it in your faces but really I enjoy and appreciate it so much that I want to SHARE the awe and gratitude with you, not make you jealous. I'm so struck by God's imaginative creativity every time I look out my window. It's ridiculous and you really should ALL come visit, to see for yourselves.
This next photo is 100% authentic me. Reading a book on the beach with a toddler stuck to my boob. All my favourite things. In this picture I'm reading The Hunger Games for the third time. Yes, I do have enormous tits. You're welcome.
My love took this one. Sometimes he can capture my best moments.
Today was a Pro-D day for the kids, plus Brent was off and I didn't have anything work related, so we went to the beach. We actually tried for our favourite hike but there was a tree blown down on the access road, so we went here instead. We found several makeshift swings and had several hours of fun in the wind and sunshine mucking around swinging and hunting for crabs big enough to eat.
So much fun is being had on the North Island these days. We love it here. It suits us perfectly. AND we arrived in a record breaking year for good weather. Go, us! We're soaking it in every chance we get.