It's 7 months later and I am finally ready to start blogging again, some break huh. Well, I don't know if anyone will read me now but it's still fun to blog and record life. Speaking of life what a 7 months it has been! For the last year or so we have been on a hunt for our first house to buy. I will have to admit that this is not my favorite of hunts one could go on (give me treasure, Easter eggs or mushrooms any day). House hunting was just such an emotional roller coaster and metaphorically or Busch Gardens I really don't like roller coasters. After a few offers and no deals and the countless times someone telling me "the house you end up with will be the perfect one" (Oh how I absolutely despised this statement after a few let downs) It turns out that of course those wise folks were right. After some ups and downs to get the deal closed, we bought our first house in March and did a 6 week remodel in 3 (thank you, thank you, thank you family!) moved in and am waiting for the day life goes back to "normal". Can that really happen? Our current decorating theme is "city of boxes", very chic. So you might think we would be unpacking and sorting out what goes where? No, no we are fencing the back of our 1/2 acre lot for our milk goats who are all in milk right now (priorities!). I keep looking at the garden space wanting to dive in and then having to remind myself that this will not be the year for bumper crops of peas, pumpkins or beans. I did however manage to get my first sweater done in the midst of a move, vacations, an addition to the family (that would be my new niece Clara) and even an Olympic event in February (what a fun experience!). I started the Curly Lamb Sweater (http://www.knittingsoftware.com/pkits/curlylamb.htm) last August for my youngest and now have finished in time for it to still fit (good thing I made the largest size). It's not perfect and I made plenty of mistakes, but I just love the way it came out. I used Dark Horse Fantasy Yarn and in hindsight I don't know why because I really only like knitting with natural fibers, so if I did it again I would use wool. I thought these buttons were too cute. I would usually go for more classic, simple buttons, but when I found these at Joann's I knew they were for this sweater (the legs dangle freely!). The pattern has six buttons, but with the size of the lamb buttons I only used four.
Now on to the next sweater for baby Clara!