Thursday, March 16, 2006

Missing my babies

It's been 7 whole days since I've been with my babies and I'm missing them so much. This is the longest time I've been away from them. I really miss the constant chatter, the funny things they say, the singing, the mess, even the whingeing and crying! MISS THEM!!!! Can't wait to get back on Sunday.

I thought I'd keep busy to keep my mind off things. So here's what I made in a few hours. A little halter top for Keira. It's knitted in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in a gorgeous baby pink shade called Pink-a-boo. Hmm the photo is not doing it justice. I'll get Keira to pose in it when I get back. Anyway, the pattern is from Barefoot Knits, a gorgeous book for kiddy knits using Cotton Fleece. I'm going to make a pair of matching shorts. But I must go back to the yarn store in Denver to purchase more Cotton Fleece. The yarn is lovely to knit with, but it has a tendency to get a bit splitty if you frog and reknit. The colour palette is extensive and the cost is very reasonable.
Next up, I managed to find another yarn store in Minturn, near Vail. It's called The Yarn Studio and it's owned by Kathy, the most friendly owner with the cutest dogs. It's a treasure trove of books,patterns and yarn!! I was very well restraint and only bought a few magazines (old Interweave knits and Vogue Knitting) and then I found the pattern for Charlotte's Web. I knew I wanted to make that. So before I knew it, there I was choosing all the different Koigu on display. This is what I chose, but I'm not sure if this is my final decision. Let's wait and see.


ra said...

oooh, gorgous stuff there. Sorry to hear you're missing the nippers (ain't it always the way), but hope you're having fun appart from that.
Thanks for the good wishes you left on my blog. Enjoy the rest of the week, but enjoy coming home too.

Mimi said...

That's motherhood! I enjoy my free time but often miss the kids when they are away.

Kathy said...

you'll be back to the dishes and the meals soon enough. A rested mama is a great mama. Time is different for them. It goes faster....
no guilt ...allowed!

emy said...

I'm sure the halter will look great on the wee-one. As it turns out, maybe I should also knit one for my niece!