Amidst playschool, new job, having a dreadful cold...I've managed to get some knitting in; feeling great about it all the while. I look forward to it every night; once work emails are answered, floors swept, house tidied...
I'm almost done with The Plain Vest for W...an easy knit using Trabajos del Peru, an extra fine merino wool. I found it at our local knitting store for $9.99 per hank. That's 75% off of the regular price! (can you imagine??)
I also finished up a short sleeved kimono style sweater for W. This was an easy pattern, but the sleeves look kind of odd to me. But, it's warm and that's all that matters during these upcoming cold months! This is the time of year when I really start to get conscious (militant?) of W's warmth. We are now in woolens every day; both leggings and undershirts. I finally got a wool camisole for myself and it *does* make a difference!
W is now wearing his birthday sweater on chillier days..this was my first attempt at a sweater and I'm happy with the outcome.
As far as reading, I haven't been doing much. My application to Sunbridge was sent to me this past week and I've been busy writing away. I'm working on my biographical sketch which is looking like it may be about 8 pages long. Thus far, it's been an incredible experience looking back on my life and involvement with children. I'm realizing many things over again as I write, which I think is kind of the idea. The application should be completed by the beginning of November. Then, I sit and wait. :)
What the heck are those?
Well, they were my first attempt at wet felted slippers.
They're not so beautiful, but they were great practice.
I think my technique and outcome have both improved since this photo. I will have more finished project photos to post soon:)
'Tis the season for warm feet:)