My mother presented me with this little pair of socks, accompanied by the yarn she used to make them! With a strand of lace weight yarn in the same shade, I've started another Maile baby bonnet (free pattern available here!) I made earlier this week, but the dark yarn I used didn't really do the lace pattern justice. Isn't it just delicious to make tiny things, imagining the round little head or teeny little toes that will fill your work in a few weeks' time? Because my older three children were spaced fairly close together, I didn't have as much time for knitting. This baby has a veritable trousseau of hand knit garments to keep her warm!
Alice Hoffman is a favourite these days, with her magical realism, small town settings, and delving into the things that haunt us...our past, lost loves, family history, and so on. As I slow my pace down and prepare for the beginning of maternity leave (Friday is my last day of work!), I'm craving long mornings in bed with a good book. Now, I'll admit, I've always been a fan of this activity from an early age. But now it is sinking in that my days of relative freedom are drawing to a temporary close as I prepare to nurture this babe and her big sisters and brother through the next stage of parenthood.
Be sure to pop by Small Things to share in Ginny's brilliant Yarn Along!