moss and sky

I’m almost finished with Mairi Rose’s birthday dress.  Is it wrong that I already have her birthday sweater for next year (technically the year after since it will be 5 days into 2017) picked out?  Is it wrong that the same can be said for four out of my five children?

I’m using up the last of the yarn my friend gave me to make Seraphina a little pullover.  It has a crazy big collar.  I’m in the midst of something of a collar obsession, but this is the first time that I’m actually acting on it.  The yarn is the mossiest of moss colors!  When she wears it I believe we will be at risk of losing her in the woods.

We are solidly into woolens season now.  My Sweet Wild Violet is outgrowing most of her bonnets, placing a collection of sweet toddler hats on my must-knit list.  I’m secretly pleased to have such an excuse.  Little bonnets are one of my very favorite things to knit!

I just started reading Kim John Payne’s latest book.  I actually bought it for myself.  I very rarely buy myself books, preferring to avail myself of our local library system.  But I felt certain that I would want to revisit this one often, delving deeper with each return.

Steve brought home a crate of clemetines yesterday.  The house smells like Christmas.  I’m starting to get serious about making plans for the coming holiday/birthday season.  What about you?


6 thoughts on “moss and sky

  1. christina

    I seriously need to get thinking about Christmas with 6 kids lol! Oh I just can’t believe that your baby girl will be one! How time flies! I love the green color!
    We’re still in the 90s here in Texas. Lol.
    Have a good weekend with your lovely family.

  2. Emily

    If picking out birthday sweaters is what calms and heals you in a chaotic time, I think you are on the right track. Take care of yourself mama!

  3. Laurel

    Stopping by from the Yarn Along….
    I love that green moss color…perfection!
    I’m just getting into Christmas project mode here too. Ordered a large stash of yarn and hoping to start next week! :)

  4. Becki

    Your pictures look wonderful. I especially love the zinnia – in it’s beginning to fade stage. Probably because I was trimming my spent zinnias today, hoping to get another week out of them before I need to give them up to freezing temperatures. And your bundled up little girl – what a beauty. And all her knitwear looks so…so… charming and ageless. So glad to have discovered your blog.

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