Posted by: purityseekers | January 17, 2012

Winter Knitting

Ahhh… a cup of coffee, my knitting bag close by, the snow lightly falling outside, a warm house… my Husband busy painting and 5 kids occupied playing quietly or getting their energy out on the Wii… and the baby asleep all snuggled up on the couch beside me. That is my idea of a perfect winter afternoon in Maine.

That will be me in a few minutes after blogging. I need to take advantage of my baby’s surprise early nap!! Lately she’s been staying up “almost” the whole day and then falling asleep when she SHOULD be eating dinner!
After a busy December of my contest and Christmas… I took a little blogging break, but I thought I’d pop on here and let you know what I’ve been up to!
Yesterday, my baby girl turned 22 months old and I quickly finished a pair of capris for her to wear for her monthly photo!
Here is my “2 month shy of 2 years old” baby girl…
oh wait… that’s not the picture I was going to add…
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Seems a little girl wanted to surprise me AGAIN and wake up so that I couldn’t finish my blog post!
But… really. Would I rather blog… or nurse my sweet girl?? My middle son snapped both photos and I like this next one a lot. My baby girl always plays with my hair, so this is a keeper. The day will come when she doesn’t…. ok. I need to stop there before I cry.
It’s a relaxing day here at our home. My oldest son is on his Ipod and I am in my Husband shirt. It’s a good day!
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OK… as I was saying…
Here is my “2 month shy of 2 years old” baby girl…

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And these are the capris I knit. When I took her photo, they didn’t have an i-cord. I went to take a photo of them this morning and I looked down at my big bag of her woolies that don’t fit anymore, and the first thing I saw was a pink i-cord that I quickly stole from a “too small” pair of longies!! It’s the same color as the owl… so I’m happy to not have to knit another cord!
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This shows the little owl closer. It’s not perfect but she says, “Ow-woo” so it must LOOK like an owl to her and that’s all I care about!
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And last month was the first month she didn’t have her OBV blanket in the photo. I hunted everywhere and couldn’t find it. So this weekend I prayed that the Lord would help me find the blanket for her photo this month. The EVENING BEFORE her photo, we had company come over for dinner. I went to clean out a section of our Living Room for the babies to play and decided to move a big rolled up carpet we had leaning against the wall from way before Christmas. As I moved it, I saw something squished underneath it.

Thank you, Lord, for even the little things:
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Here’s my sweet girl after her photo…all snuggled up asleep…

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And this is the custom I’ve been working on for a sweet little girl’s birthday! Her Mama can’t wait to get them! They will have a cute kitty face on the back with a bow and a purple i-cord!
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And then I have this in my room just waiting for me to create something with it. I’m thinking of knitting up a little something to give away for my next contest!! What do you all think??

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Well, I guess I will end with a little knitting tip. (just kidding…this really isn’t a tip about knitting at all and it’s really rather ridiculous)
While I was photographing upstairs, I heard my daughter yelling to me, “Mama!! Mama!!!” I came down to find that she had found my big circular needle that I knit hip skirtys with and she was trying to let me know!
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She then showed me that if I ever get tired of pushing the heater button with my finger, the needle works JUST as good. See? Not a knitting tip… just something really random that will never help any knitter in any way, shape or form.

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Until next time… get those needles clicking and knit like a maniac!! It’s winter and it’s cold, so why not???
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Responses

  1. I love your posts, Bridget! Would love to get together sometime soon and knit 🙂

  2. God is so faithful even in the little things! How many more blessings we probably receive and havent a clue about. Cute pics too!

  3. Love all the pictures. Good I am glad Isaiah isn't the only 22one month old who doesn't want a nap during the day. So cute….now I know what to do with my circulars. Ha ha ha ha

  4. Love the nursing photos. My youngest just weaned herself around Christmas at 15 months old. Incredibly bitter-sweet. ❤


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