We've had a hard couple of weeks. Nothing remotely dramatic, just normal family things that occasionally pile up and conspire to leave one with not a single moment spare to rest, mentally or physically. A combination of an etsy shop that is getting busier every day, one child in the midst of potty training, a baby who might politely be described as 'high needs' (read: sobs if you even break eye contact, never mind leave the room) and a house that seems to have a small army of elves rushing round making mess (I suppose it might be the children again) means that I've hardly had a moment to even catch up on sewing, knitting or reading blogs, never mind actually write the odd post of my own.
However, in the past couple of days I've been carving out just a tiny bit more time for relaxing. After one stressful day too many, I realised that actually instead of stressing about the situation and wondering when it will change, I need to be a bit more accepting and just work with what we've got, for now. Change will come soon enough, one way or another (it's always guaranteed when small children are involved).
I've been spending my moments of relaxation finishing the last few inches of binding on the Sunshine Quilt, and knitting and reading. Not much, but the odd stitch here and the odd line there. It all adds up, right?
This is a Baby Sophisticate cardigan (that Ravelry link reminds me, I must set up a project for this cardigan today) for Jasper. The yarn is llama yarn from Adriafil (I think it's 50% wool, 50% llama). I've had it kicking around my stash for ages, having bought a sweater quantity a couple of years back, and then promptly lost two skeins, therefore rendering it useless for sweater knitting. I'm trying to work my way through the remaining skeins when the right project pops up, and this seems perfect. Although the yarn is pretty hairy, it's not scratchy at all, and feels much softer and less itchy than the picture suggests.
I'm hoping to get this one knocked on the head in the next few days so I can cast on some longies for Jasper - I love the idea of keeping him cosy and warm in wool during the winter months, after the success of the one knitted soaker I made for him as a newborn.
Playing along with Ginny's Yarn Along today.