Monday, March 29, 2010

WHOOSH!

That's the sound spring break made as it flew by. I tried to dig in my heels to slow time down, but no luck. There were even a couple of snowy days during which I could've sat at my computer to post, but I just couldn't do it. I was busy holding a baby and knitting a little and stitching a little and family stuff and ... well, I don't know!

Please forgive some more grandmotherly picture-bragging, but here's a little of my knitting with Keagan (yes, in my here's-my-new-grandson post, I didn't realize the actual spelling was different from my version ... bad, bad grandma). I knitted this Baby Pea Pod (available on Ravelry) in no time a couple of weeks ago. It was super easy and he loves it. Nikki took the pic with her cell phone, so it's awful, but you get the idea. He's just as cute as he was last time.

In other knitty news, I've been working on a pillow from the book One Skein, and when I checked out the photo I took on the monitor screen, it was incredibly out of focus. What I was thinking when I took the pic, I have no idea. Chalk it up to old-lady vision. Anyway, I branched out with the pattern, using different-than-called-for alpaca yarn (oooh, pretty and soft) and larger-than-called-for needles to make a larger pillow (yes, it seems I'm a knitting experimentalist), and it's turning out just the right size. I know! Who knew I could wing it? I know enough to realize that one day this knitty thrill-seeking will bite me right in the butt. Until then, look out. I also knitted a felted bowl from the same book (a great book), but I haven't felted it yet. Pictures of the pillow-in-progress and bowl will magically appear in the next post ... whenever that is. Oh, I almost forgot. I also finished a felted bag for Nikki and another one for me. No pictures because I figured you've got to be bored with the bags. So I really have been doing something with my time.

Then there's Miss Sarah Esh. I've been working on her, but work is a little slow. My goal is to finish this week. Uh huh, dream on. Goals are a good thing, right? So sorry for another awful photo.


That pretty much brings us up to date. I'm hustling through this post to get to my purple chair before my eyes close. Keagan and his mom and dad are doing great, school is as it is, and home is a nice place to be. Make some fun.

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

oh that's so pretty! Looks comfy and you knitting it is so special. He is very pretty baby!!!!!

I know how time flies! I'm off this week and already can see the time flying.

Jennifer

dianemi said...

Love the Pea Pod Doris and your grandson is such a cutie! Your knitting is just gorgeous and Miss Sarah looks great too. Go Doris go! :)

Hazel said...

Love the knitting but the baby is even cuter! Nice wip too. x

Lee said...

Keagen = CUTENESS! No wonder you spent your spring break holding him! I'm so happy for you, Doris.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness what an absolutely sweet baby. I don't think that I could stop bragging over that sweetheart!!! I love the Baby Pea Pod! And I love your progress on Sarah Esh - I think one that perhaps I'll have to do. But don't worry about your progress - you have a beautiful grandbaby to love

And you do have to post pictures of your bags - they're not boring at all!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, Keagan is soooooo cute!! And in his baby pea pod -- I love it! What a good grandma you are! It's not your fault they spell names differently from you. lol! I love your Sarah Esh too. Isn't she a fun design? I hope school is treating you ok and there is good news on that front soon. Enjoy that grandson of yours!

Laurie in Iowa said...

OMG... the Pea Pod is adorable, as is the grandson. You are going to have so much fun knitting things for your grandson.
Sarah Esh is looking good... you'll get it done. Not to worry.

Barb said...

He's perfect! He looks so cozy and content in his little pea pod. Who would not want to hold this little guy forever?

Anna van Schurman said...

That baby peapod is the cutest thing I've ever seen--except for the baby inside; he's even cuter!

Natasha said...

I love it, it looks so cozy and Keagan is a cutie. My best friends little boy =is named Keagan also. Congratulations GRANDMA, BRAG AWAY!

staci said...

Aawwww! How adorable is that little Keegan in his Pea Pod?!?!

Sally said...

How cute is Keagan in his pea pod!

Beautiful WIP!

Von said...

I've never seen one of those pea pods, but they're a terrific idea for newborns! Not only do they love being bundled, but look how cute Keagan is in it. :D Never hesitate to share grandson photos!

Nicole said...

Oh he's so cute Doris!! That pea pod is an awesome idea!! I could never get my babies wrapped tight enough. Love your Sarah Esh too! It's so pretty!

Siobhan said...

He is just as cute as a pea in a pod! As a bug in a rug! You get the idea. :) That is SOOOOO fantastic! What a neat idea. Keagan is just incredibly adorable--you must want to snuggle him 24/7. Love your progress on Sarah, too!

Katrina said...

Grandma's are allowed to brag, and Keagan is a cute. Love the knitted pea pod :-).

Sarah Esh is gorgeous too.

Brigitte said...

What an absolutely cute picture of Keagan sleeping in his Pea Pod.
Good progress on your Sarah Esh project.
I hope that my Easter break week won't be over as fast as your spring break. But I think I have no chance ... Lol.

Jennifer said...

I love your little pea pod Doris! I hope all is well . Wondrous what a baby can do to a family . Hope all is well . I love the spelling of his name! xo

Jeanne said...

Little Keagean is so cute in the pea pod! Congratulations on your beautiful finish for him. Love your sampler too!

Valerie said...

Congradulations on the new grandbaby! I know you must be ecstatic! I love the BabyPeaPod and Keagan looks quite comfy!

Sarah Esh is marvelous! Hopefully she is now finished and when you have some free time, I would love to see a picture. I hope to get started on an A&E sampler over the summer...they are always so eye catching!

Happy Stitching!