Just a reminder, I have opened back up my Etsy shop and am also taking custom orders again! I know July isn’t ideal time for knitted things, but fall is coming soon.
Also, I do have a fun selection of Halloween costumes to choose from (Mermaids, sock monkeys, lion hats, Angry Birds hats, etc) so if you’ve been wanting one of those, place your order soon!
And, like always, if you have something in mind and don’t see it here on the blog or on the Etsy store, please let me know and I am sure we can work something out. I love doing custom orders!
Sam, three months old on the left- Persephone three months old on the right.
Well hello there! Sorry for the lack of new knitting projects to show you, but my two kiddos are keeping me so busy I haven’t had a ton of time to knit. I’m working on a few commissioned projects and will have those to post about soon, but most of my time is being eaten up by my little munchkins!
The sweater I made Sam last summer finally fits him (Just in time for the hot weather! Hah!) But hopefully he won’t grow too much between now and the fall so it should still fit him then.
The littlest member of the household is sure keeping me on my feet! She is a rowdy little girl. If she isn’t asleep she pretty much demands to be held up, looking at your face and wants to be talked to. She isn’t happy chillin’ in the swing or bouncy chair unless you are in her face talking to her. Which means she gets put in the wrap a lot so I can get stuff done around the house. She loves being attached to mama! So opposite of Sam in that regard (he was always a ‘give-me-my-space’ kind of kid) But she is SUCH a happy girl! She smiles constantly and coos up a storm!
She’s about 10 1/2 lbs right now (Seven weeks old today!) and very VERY long! She’s already wearing 3-6m pants, but still wearing NB and 0-3m shirts- she’s all legs! She certainly didn’t get that from me…. Sam and I are shorties, so she must have inherited some of her dad’s height!
We are working on getting a schedule down for naps and such, but she is pretty unpredictable right now, but she’s a pretty good sleeper so we are all getting enough rest. The weather has been GORGEOUS this week, so we’ve been playing outside in the sandbox every day and even hit up the pool on Monday with some friends! It was a bit breezy, so as soon as you got out of the water it was chilly, but sitting on the side with my feet in the water was a pretty delightful way to spend the afternoon!
This is a busy week for us- Tomorrow is our 5th anniversary, then Saturday is Paul’s 33rd birthday, then Sunday is Father’s day. I am having a bit of trouble coming up with three separate gifts for him, he is so hard to buy for!
Oh, and I had a question for you, dear readers! Do any of you meal plan? If so, do you use any kind of website or planning system? I’ve been doing it the last few weeks again, but finding it hard to keep track of what I’ve made (and I keep forgetting about the recipes I’ve made and liked) and find myself pouring through Pinterest boards again and again searching for recipes! If you have tried any, please comment and let me know what you’ve used and how it worked for you!
I did a series of photos with Samuel his first year, where I took a picture of him every month in the same spot, and I wanted to do the same with Persephone to compare their growth! So here is Persephone’s first set of monthly pictures.
The bear is from Persephone’s nana, she is the one that got Sam his blue bear that is his absolute FAVORITE thing in the world, so it’s only natural that Persephone gets a pink one!
She is already six weeks old (WHAT!) and these pictures were taken closer for 5 weeks than 4, because we were in Tacoma when she officially turned a month old. She has rolled from back to belly once (I hope it was just a fluke!!) and loves to coo and smile at you when you tickle her under the chin. She is a champion sleeper and sleeps from 10pm-5am almost every night without waking to eat (Which is amazing for me!) She is gaining weight really well, and is pretty content, as long as she is being held. She’s not a huge fan of the swing or bouncy chair yet, but she loves being wrapped up in my woven wrap and close to mama, so we can still get stuff done without too many tears.
Samuel really loves her and always asks to hold her and gives her a lot of kisses and hugs. He is a big helper, always throwing away diapers for me and fetching my water bottle during long nursing sessions. He has started playing independently really well the last few weeks and it’s been SO wonderful outside this week that he’s had a ton of hours logged in his “Sams box” (What he thinks a sandbox is called) playing with tractors and shovels while Persephone and I hang out and watch.
We’re totally smitten with our little family, and couldn’t be happier!
My little friend Morgan turned 2 a few weeks ago and she got a sweater that pretty much wraps up her personality. Neon colors and skulls. Morgan is pretty awesome.
The skull was off of a chart I found for a beanie, and I adapted it to be a bit bigger for the sweater. Loads of fun to knit intarsia! It’s always a fun challenge to work on something that makes you think a bit more instead of just mindlessly knitting in the round.
You may remember my mom made Sam a blanket when he was born. It’s hanging on his wall, and we LOVE it. I have always wanted name blankets for my kids after I saw my mom making them for my cousins and other relatives. Well, since Effie was so very overdue we had plenty of time to pick out fabric while my mom was here. She didn’t know the name, so she waited until after Effie was born to make it, but I got to help pick out fabrics and colors!
Thank you, mom. I love this blanket so much!
We’re hosting a really incredible giveaway here on Knittybutton today! A pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins and you can choose whichever color and size you want! They sent us a pair to review (Review coming as soon as they fit her!) for Persephone and I can attest that they are the cutest shoes I’ve ever seen in my life! Completely adorable and they are so well-made. Beautifully handcrafted workmanship, right here, ladies and gentlemen!
1. Leaving a comment on this post stating what color you think you’d like.
2. Putting a link to it on your blog.
3. Putting a link onto your Facebook.
4. Tweet about it, leaving a link to this post (make sure to tag #knittybutton!).
So, you’ve got 4 chances to get entries into this Giveaway! It will be open until Saturday, May 31st until 6:00 pm. Winner will be drawn via Random.org.
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Persephone says, “GOOD LUCK!”