Lots of Firsts

We had a crazy, busy morning today.  Today was actually my mother’s sabbath, a day I take twice a month, but I was so tired yesterday afternoon that I took it early.  I escaped upstairs to a hot bath, a good book, and…candy.  I really had to laugh at myself.  I don’t even like candy American candy bars very much.  I like twix the best, but we ran out of that a few days after Halloween. =)  I tried liking crunch, snickers, and milky-way, but I don’t like any of them.  Nothing compares to the good old Swiss chocolate I grew up on.
So this morning I was going to just relax at home, let Andrew do the grocery shopping, and enjoy the afternoon.  However, I, for some odd reason, thought I’d be up for a family grocery trip, and suggested we all go.  We headed out a bit late and then made it home a little past Luke’s naptime, which he didn’t handle very well.  But, nap he did, leaving Andrew and Isaiah to figure out the possible, future, swing situation.
I grabbed my coffee, my knitting, and headed outside.  It was so nice and cool this afternoon.

I’m super excited about this cardigan, because it’s actually beginning to look like a piece of clothing.  I have no idea whether it will fit the baby, but it doesn’t matter, because I’m learning a lot by making myself do this pattern.  I’m pretty stubborn.  Maybe that is why I have not quit knitting.  I just love the way the stitches look.  They are like hundreds of little hearts, created with love, to keep somebody warm.

 This is my first time knitting real clothing!  I’ve only knitted a blanket, scarf, hat, and wrist warmers, (okay, I also made slippers, but those were super easy and fast).

It’s my first time knitting the seed stitch.  I messed it up a few times in the beginning, but now it’s easy.

It’s my first time making a buttonhole, see?
Two buttonholes!  Now hopefully I can keep up with where to put them…the pattern just tells you to put them in every 17 rows, so I had to write up a little checklist to keep track of which row I’m on.

Some more firsts:

~First time working with a circular needle, how I love it!

~First time “carrying yarn” – easy, got it.

~First time using three balls of yarn…creating a nice jumbled up mess while I knit, but I straighten it out eventually.   

If there is some trick I don’t know about on how to keep the yarn from getting all tangled when you’re knitting with a circular needle, please enlighten me.

I can’t wait to see how much I have done by the next Yarn Along on Wednesday.


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    I love your pictures, I really do! I am far from being that crafty with a camera. I also love that you are so dedicated to your blog. Its nice to have something to read that isn’t bad news all the time!

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