Who would've thought that such a small person could take up so much of your time? What's that I hear? Mothers around the world laughing at me? Well, I've still managed some knitting time for myself, although it is harder to get pictures of my projects these days. I just finished a sweater that will be a sample in an upcoming Knit Picks catalog and all I managed was a lousy iPhone photo.
This is the Star Gazing pattern by Jennifer Thompson. I knit this out of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn in the color Gold Rush. I liked the yarn, as it seemed like a pretty sturdy sock yarn, but I'm not sure the tonality of it really played up the lace panel in this pattern. I think a more solid yarn would have looked better. It was a pretty slow going pattern since it's done bottom up with over 250 stitches on your needles at most times. Those purl rows were killer. There was also a sash to go with it. If I were to knit this for myself, I don't think I would include that. It's like 57" of the lace panel and I kind of think it's lace overkill.
In other news, today was D's 1 month birthday! I can't believe how quickly this month has gone or that it's now been one month since I had a really good night's sleep. He's wearing 3 month sized clothes and I'm sure he's well over 10 pounds now. We tried to get some pictures of the little guy but it seems like he has a perpetual scowl on his face.
To celebrate? Mommy managed a nap this afternoon then suffered through an hour of screaming this evening!