Friday, September 7, 2012

Football season is upon us, and hence, fall knitting

We're big football fans in our house, so this is yet another aspect of this time of year that I enjoy. While Mike watches football, I usually knit by his side. It's a perfect time to start on winter woolens.

I'm making everybody a new hat this year, and right now I'm on mine and Mike's. I'm also going to make Mike some Steelers socks (he's originally from Pittsburgh) using the toe up 2-at-a-time method (if I can ever figure out how to do that, snort). I have more socks and a pair of mittens also in my short term future.

I hate puffy huge winter coats for the babies (too hard with car seats) and each winter Anne receives a handknit wool sweater that subs for a coat. This year, I'm knitting her the Pinwheel Sweater, pattern available for free from

I have a wool sampler in my stash in blues and greens, so I'm going to use that. It's a perfect stash buster pattern. *feels righteous for not ordering yet more yarn* I also have some knitted and crocheted toys and dolls in my queue and I do have plenty of yarn for some sweaters for myself. I'm going to be busy.

So, I'm excited. I've also got lots of fun belly dancing stuff going on Saturday we're going to take the kids to a local festival. Assuming we aren't falling down exhausted from our long nights with Anne, but that's another story entirely.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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