Friday, November 19, 2010

The Plan

At the beginning of the week I had 4 active WIPs on the needles: the 2 Woolly Wormhead Mystery hats (pictures to come this weekend, I swear!), the second Aestlight shawl, and Castlegar. Over the last 2 evenings I've finished both hats, and I've decided that, close as I am to the finish line on the shawl, I'm going to concentrate my efforts on the cardi (for now, anyway). Why?

Well, mostly 'cause it's cold. Really, really cold. I wore a long sleeved top and a shawl all day today, and I still couldn't manage to get warm. And if that weren't enough? Today was the first day I wished I had boots on when I was walking outside. And it had nothing to do with there being snow on the ground (yet - there's no snow on the ground YET. It's only a matter of time). No, it was because my feet were cold. I was standing outside in my stylish Fall coat, shivering my arse off and wishing I was wearing boots instead of my cute red pumps, and it hit me: Winter is here. Then I might have used language un-becoming a lady librarian.

All that to say that I feel like a cardigan makes more sense in terms of knitwear production at this time. Yes, that's right. A cardigan for MYSELF makes the most sense 36 days before Christmas. You got a problem with that?

I'll leave you with this picture of my little Maxou, taken last weekend. I think I've mentioned on the blog that he's a bit of a camera hound. He loves having his picture taken, always wants me to snap a few pictures of him whenever I've got my camera out. Not only is it kinda cute, but I found out that it's also pretty useful when you're dealing with an inconsolable Maxime (this particular day, he had shattered a snowglobe he'd gotten when he was baptized, and he was pretty frickin' upset). Turns out that, even if he's crying his eyes out, he'll do his best to smile for the camera, heh.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

7 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

O. My. Goodness. I love those photos. He has changed/grown up since I saw him last, and that wasn't actually that long ago....one of those funny little growing up leaps that kids do suddenly overnight? It's a really lovely photo of the two of you too - you look really happy in it. Poor Maxou with the snowglobe though - do you think santa will provide a replacement?
and YES you deserve that cardi. You knit a LOT for others. You get to be warm too. ;)

Alrischa said...

What a cute little chooken. He doesn't look half as naughty as MY wicked little 3yo!

Maryse said...

I really look forward to see your Castelgar! Your son is so adorable!

Sinéad said...

A hearbreaker. That's what he is. I'd watch the girls when he gets bigger! And there's nothing wrong with knitting for yourself! You deserve it. Plus you'll probably knit it faster because it's for you and have plenty of time before Christmas!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Cute photo of Maxou & the one of the 2 of you together!

It's funny Mack's the same way. He could be bawling his eyes out - you take out a camera and all of a sudden he's smiley mcgee...

You can totally finish this cardi! Is your goal end of November or Xmas day?

chudoland said...

your son is little star!

we have snow too. i put on my down jacket.

dawn said...

Aww what a cutie you have...I love the forced smile lol.