Holy smokes! Watching this little armful is tiring work!!! It's been a while since I've had to sustain that "always-on" state for any length of time. It must not have been too bad, though, because I look pretty happy in that pic!
I made a quick trip to Madison after work on Tuesday to watch the wee one while my sister went in for a day at work yesterday.
Addison is 6 weeks old and he's so darn cute! He's starting to interact a little bit, showing some personality, responding with an occasional smile.
Yeah, and the cuteness quotient borders on overload when Mack's in the picture, playing his "guitar" (a ukelele given to him by a neighbor) -- and he's talking so much, it's hard to keep up with the -isms. As he was leaving yesterday, he said to me, "I'll see you after soon!" He calls the pacifier "Knut" (instead of Nuk), or as my BIL prefers to think, "newt." Heh, who knows -- it's cute as hell either way!
I had the chance to zip over to Lakeside Fibers with Katie for a late lunch and... to look at some yarn!
Across the top in the photo at left is the Hand-to-Hand Aran -- I'm almost to the last hand, only a few more decreases to go. It's clear that I'm not going to have enough of his yarn -- and not only has it been discontinued, but his particular color and lot are of long-buried vintage, left-over inventory from my LYS's previous owner.
I stopped at my LYS before leaving town on Tuesday, thinking that I could find coordinating yarn to work in somehow, and I came out with the Harris Tweed pictured at left. While searching for likely suspects at Lakeside yesterday, it suddenly occurred to me to do the entire body in a different yarn, rather than just part of it -- which may (very likely) just end up looking like I didn't have enough yarn and/or just plain stupid. So in the middle is a fantastic color of Cascade's The Heathers, #9408-Cordovan, and on the right is Berocco's Ultra Alpaca. I've got some swatching to do.
I also made a stop in Beaver Dam on the way home to meet, chat, and knit with Kathy! That's a stop I'll definitely make again!!
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Let the games begin! We're gearing up for the first baby shower game at Cara's baby shower blog -- we're going to be partying over there for months, and it's never too late to join in. Let me know if you want the log-in info or wish to be a guest author.