Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sun seekers

we are bored to tears of being cooped up in our tiny house together. it is march after all and we have spring fever, bad. we have had crazy but typical march weather here in idaho including snow, sleet, hail, wind, rain and a tiny bit of sun. we've been making plans and getting ourselves out and about, unpredictable conditions and all.

saturday we met some friends at the local nature center for some early afternoon exploring. it was chilly and a little windy. then it rained and snowed on us and my kids were thrilled. we left earlier than we had planned and they were grouchy that we couldn't eat our packed lunches in the park. i promised another visit very soon.

below is a short video of the snow just starting to fall on us.

today the SUN WAS SHINING so we out for a long neighborhood walk. i got too warm in my sweatshirt and the boys stayed cozy and comfy in the stroller.

look at how happy this little guy is to be outside!

and by the time we returned home luca was exhausted and slept on the couch most of the afternoon. one would think it was he who pushed a double stroller containing two handsome boys up hills, down a muddy canal road and along just about every neighborhood street in our area.

fresh air and sun beams are good for the soul. today was just right.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

handmade collective

handmade digs, head to toe.

cozy sweater vest with cabled owls (ah, those owls. a favorite of mine!) hand knit by my friend jaime.
reversible pants with mushrooms on the bum made by mama.
sweet soft soled shoes sewn by jamie of brown birdy design, also a local friend.
and under his little trousers is the cutest {not.even.kidding.} cloth diaper ever, stitched up by my crazy-talented girlfriend jess.

and his new hat. goodness how i love his hat. all snuggled up close in the baby carrier i sewed right before he was born.

i also knit that skully hat that my handsome hubby is wearing way back in march of 2008. and i am pretty sure i have not knit him a single thing since. it is his turn, me thinks. so, friends, what should i knit for my boy? a pair of knucks perhaps? or a beer bottle cozy?
if you would be so kind please link up your favorite knitting-for-your-guy pattern(s)!
many thanks! oh, and did you hear... spring is here! ♥

Saturday, March 19, 2011

strawberry milk

milkmaid braids in the same shade of strawberry as my little nursling's hair.

and green... spring green.

and great big, brown eyes.

happy saturday, friends!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

small and smaller :: cute hats for cute heads

i knit a small hat for luca but it was more harper sized. so i knit him a smaller hat and it fits just right. now they each have a cute new hat and i have high hopes that they will still fit next winter.

i was going to post one photo of them in their hats, my favorite photo, but i swooned with each one. so i posted them all.

this is the hudson hat pattern, i have knit it before. i used random wool scraps from my yarn stash, mostly cestari fine merino.

and just for fun a current snapshot of luca eating his favorite lunch - avocado and banana.
sweet toothy grin, ginger hair starting to develop little curls, big brown eyes.
i am in this photo too, friends. right there, right there, wrapped around that tiny finger. you see?