Ruby is the newest member of the Saturday morning book club. She lets us pass her around and doesn’t complain at all when we talk for two hours about life and only 10 minutes about the book. In this photo she’s modeling a hat I made for her. Isn’t she adorable? It’s my first time using the yarn-over technique; that’s how you get the little holes to run the I-cord through. I used the pattern for a child’s cotton hat in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl in Manhattan. Please, please believe me when I say that if I can do this, anyone can. The trick is to keep at it until one day you can actually tell the difference between a knit stitch and a purl stitch and everything starts to come together.
- We made Tim read us four chapters of The Lost Hero yesterday. It’s hard to put down. We highly recommend the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
- Here’s a clever idea for reusing those little java jackets that come with your coffee.
- Check out how they found out (and announced) their baby’s gender. So sweet!
- Day 18 of the Push-Up Challenge. Mamma mia.