Sunday, March 28, 2010

Off the Needles: Coraline

I cast on for this sweater at the end of December, and worked on it occasionally over the next couple months. In the last two weeks of pregnancy, I got back into it, and really did most of the work on it in those two weeks, and the first week after Guthrie's birth. (Because, if you're going to spend the day in the rocking chair, staring at a sweet newborn face, you'd might as well be knitting, right?)

I am completely in love with the sweater. I have worn it quite a few times, and it is perfect. I am already planning another one. The pattern (by Ysolda Teague) is very well-written and easy to follow. And, although I was initially apprehensive about the colour (that Ms. Becka talked me into buying over a year ago), I am completely enamored with it now. It's sunshine!!

This sweater = happiness.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you, thank you for all the well wishes! We are doing well, and settling into a new rhythm (this is made much easier with papa being home for 6 weeks and a village of lovely people bringing us food and love).
I have many more things to post about (I made myself a sweater! and pie! and it's spring!*), but for now, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you, all you beautiful, lovely people. Thank you.


*Ahem. So, it is meant to be spring, and, while we have mostly switched up the nature table, it was -10 this morning, and has been snowing heavily for the past two days. Mother Nature, do you hear me? Bring back the sunshine!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


We have a third little lad! Born at home, in the water, yesterday afternoon. He weighs a hearty 8 1/2 lbs, and is mellow and sweet and lovely. The birth was smooth and easy, and we are all doing very well.

Introducing Guthrie Walker Cecil.

May you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch;
may you stand tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow;
and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.
~ Native American Prayer

Monday, March 1, 2010


"Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch." ~ E.B. White, from Charlotte's Web