Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Found

...One pair of Due North Mitts. Finally. We've had an abnormally warm winter in Winnipeg. It's been lovely, really mild...with temperatures over freezing on several days recently. Apparently I wore a gray maternity jacket one last time during the fall and left the mittens in the pockets of the jacket. I looked in the jacket pockets on a whim and, after weeks of searching? Found those mitts. Finally. I thought I'd lost my mind with lack of sleep when I realized I'd misplaced those mittens.

Also finally found some time today while someone was helping with the babies to upload photos from my camera. Some of those shots dated all the way back to November.

Here are a couple of recent photos of the babies. They are, of course, sporting knitwear that I've managed to make for them. You may notice that the sweater has enormous stitches. Yes, I knit on #13 needles because there just aren't many spare moments for knitting these days.

I designed this sweater. It's a one off and my version of a traditional "college man" cardigan sweater. It fits Leo well right now and Sam will get to wear it next. In our house, this sweater would be sized 8 months. That's now, and it fits.

The other thing I've managed are one pair of bright yellow knee socks. These wool socks are designed to be worn over a pair of regular socks AND their sleepers for when they go out on cold days. Then, they usually are wrapped up in a fleece sleeping bag in their car seats. They even have sleeping bags for their double stroller...you need it at -20C or colder still. ( -4F) The ribbing is purely to keep them from pulling off the socks. With effort, Leo can still pull these off.

Continuing the "college" theme, the next pair of socks will be navy. The mustard yellow and navy are U. of Michigan colors; one of my mother's alma maters. (sp?)

In any case, we are now entertaining two young gentlemen who sit up, roll over and look very close to crawling. They are both doing pre-language babbling. There is a lot of noise here, lots of yelling and cackling, including words like:
dadadadaada
mehmehmehmeh meh
dididididi
Hey or Hi
and some sounds that actually sound an awful lot like Harry and Sally's barking.

I guess we won't need to teach Dog as a second language here.

I'm off to bed. I "found" these moments by staying up later than the babies....and I'm sure to regret it tomorrow. Just dropping by to say hello, celebrating finding some precious mittens, and show off a new project or two. As Sam and Leo say, with big smiles:
Hey.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Willow said...

Hurray for finding five minutes :) I had lost my fingerless mitts knitted from handspun superwash wool. I was frantic, sure I'd dropped them somewhere. One of my students found them in the classroom, recognized them as mine, and saved them for me. Mittens are a very special item, I guess.

February 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Cloverleaf Art & Fibre said...

So much good news! Just look at those boys sitting up like that in their new duds. And speaking Dog -- brilliant. See you soon, M.

February 8, 2012 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Freyalyn said...

Harry and Sally probably understand far more of what the boys are saying than you do! Glad you're getting a bit of time to yourself.

February 8, 2012 at 2:51 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I love that sweater!! And the boys are adorable. Glad you were able to steal a few moments to share.

February 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger PghCathy said...

Nice to have an update. Don't those boys look adorable? Glad you found your mittens.

February 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger knittingwoman said...

just a safety comment. It's hard when living in a cold place but don't bundle babies up before putting them in their car seats. Bulky clothes prevent car seat straps from fitting snugly. Put warmer items over the car seats, such as blankets etc.

February 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

It's always wonderful to see some pictures of your little men. Thanks for sharing! Glad you found your mittens!

March 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM  

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