And so here we are in winter, with the holidays behind us. I know that its easy to wish this time away in hopes of spring (which reminds me, I have tulip bulbs in the refrigerator, I digress....) This time, this cold gray January time, is a good time for quiet and selfish projects. Although I am working on a scarf for my brother, I just cast on a hat for myself.
How could I just start and finish ONE knitting project at a time? That's crazy talk!
January is selfish knitting month and darn it, I'd like to have something knitted and cute! Although I admit, its much more fun to knit and give it to someone. And hope their eyes gleam with delight and awe of your awesome skills. Luckily, I know my brother appreciates a good hand knit, so he's one of the few I will invest a scarf in, haha.
Of course this time last year--- I wasn't doing any knitting! I had a brand new baby on my hands! Do you remember? I do. I can't believe he's a year old already. Such a sweet, loving, ornery little boy! He's his mama's baby, for sure. Which works out well, since Audrey seems to be her Daddy's girl.
For his birthday I used the dala horse cake pans I got for christmas and they were perfect--- the little one I made his cake with, and he did enjoy shoveling that little cake into his mouth, and then swigging down some whole milk. Yay for babies who can drink milk in a cup!
I've also been looking through some of my favorite books for painting inspiration-- including a couple about Williamsburg that I got for Christmas. Williamsburg is so fascinating to me, even though I've never been there. Someday we will go!
I was browsing my books the other day with some coffee and Boston Brown Bread, which is now one of my Favorite Things. It has raisins and molasses in it, so it is sweet. With a bit of butter and honey, it is pretty much heaven for breakfast.
Well, I must go for now. I'm glad you got to stop in today, and I hope you're having a wonderful 2015!~!
Til next time,