I finished Harmon’s third Aviatrix cap over the weekend–made with Blue Sky Alpacas 100% sport weight baby alpaca in a now-discontinued yellow-green shade. He did not like his first Aviatrix in Knit Pick’s Peruvian Wool. Not at all. Ok. I knit his second in Quince & Co Chickadee–he liked that well enough, but it was just a trifle small. Cap #3 fits great with room, but, well, below has been his reaction EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I put it on him… He screams, rubs his face and head on stuff, tosses about…generally acts a fool until I take it off. I’ve put his Quince & Co Aviatrix (in the colorway Belize) on his large noggin every time we’ve left the house over the course of the past week–which amounts to dozens of times due to school runs, band runs, jazz band runs, grocery runs, library runs, doctor runs…my body could use an actual run at this point–he hasn’t had an averse reaction to it once. Not once. So he likes his Quince & Co cap, but it’s too small…
So, of course, I cast on another Aviatrix. Harmon’s fourth (not including the two I knit prior to his birth for his going-home outfit). This time I’m using Quince & Co Chickadee in the color Peacoat & knitting one size larger than his Belize cap. I also have a skein of Quince & Co Lark in Peacoat (& one in Honey) waiting in the wings. Hoping to knit up a couple Cobblestone Baby Vests once Harmon finally has a cap that fits. And doesn’t make him scream like an adorable banshee.
I’m about halfway through Kingbird Highway and I am hooked. It’s a great read. I hope to write a review of it next week. If you like to bird, you will love this book. If you want to go on an armchair adventure, you will love this book. If you tend to find that the ride is often more fun than the destination, you will love this book.Here is Harmon after I took off his third Aviatrix on Tuesday. No harm done, but never again. I guess being a Quince & Co yarn snob isn’t so bad…it sure makes my life fantastic! My baby will only wear my favorite yarn! Such a problem to have… 😉
My knitting group friends (and mostly former coworkers) threw a surprise “sprinkle” for Harmon & me this past week during our knit night. SO SWEET of those ladies! I love them all so much. A “sprinkle,” I have learned from BabyCenter, is a light shower–instead of “showering” a new mother with gifts, you “sprinkle” a been-there-done-that mother with a few gifts. This did not exist with any of my other kids. Harmon received a wonderful selection of board books & several outfits. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon is hilarious. Fallon has said of the book: The thing about this book is there’s no real point to it. … It’s a selfish thing. I just want the baby’s first word to be ‘dada.’ I don’t care if she’s smart. I have one agenda. I loved Fallon on SNL so it makes the book all the better for me. June has been “reading” all the new books to Harmon since the morning-after the shower. She thinks all her “knittin’ ladies” are awesome. You ladies so are, thank you!!!! xxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxxx
This is my good friend Marty at the shower (in our homeschooling loft) when she noticed Harmon was wearing knit fingerless gloves. Shut the front door! Needless to say she was impressed. I know what I’ll be knitting when her next daughter pops out a grandchild! Marty’s so cute. I love her. Wish I had taken more photos… June had a tea party yesterday with her knit dolls. The red haired one is named Ella Mae. I knit her for Coralee when she was like 3 or 4 years old and she’s still kicking! I’ve knit three others since then for the collection. One is named Gloria and one is named Charlotte, but the newest one doesn’t have a name. I asked June to name her. She named her June.
Ella Mae enjoying her tea with June (the person) & me.
Joining in with Ginny.