Thursday, August 25
We got to have a simple family birthday party for Jane. A family birthday party?!?! what a big deal for all of us! This was our first one ever. We sure love it here in Portland! I didn't get to crazy with the decor. I needed to print a bunch of pictures for Jane's baby book and our walls but I first used them to make a watch me grow banner for the party. Lilly thought Jane would want a lot of color at her party, "J's", and "1's". I also made her a birthday crown, much like Lilly's.
As a part of her birthday presents, I wanted to give her decorations for her room (don't you love how you can give a one year old presents that you want?). The girls are sharing a room and I am trying to keep each side as their own theme. Not sure if it is working too well but at least Lilly likes her side. Here is Jane's wall:
embroidered name: Alicia Paulson's alphabet pattern in a spray painted oval quilting hoop, I didn't use crewel wool, but random needlepoint threads and yarn from my grandma's stash.
"J": a wire J, wrapped in fabric and other doo dads
doily: a purchased doily from Michaels in a spray painted embroidery hoop
blanket: grammie made
butterfly mobile: blogged about here (looking at that post, it seems surreal that our lives are so different from a year ago)
On a side note, I just read about the blog Peas and Thank You. I just subscribed to the Oregonian newspaper and we get the Sunday and Food day papers (perfect combo!). The food day paper had an article about the author of Peas and Thank you and her new vegan cookbook that is also kid friendly. The recipes shared in the paper looked really good, so I am curious about getting this book. Lilly has been a great eater but now I am having trouble getting her to eat fruit. And Jane is just not interested in food more than one meal a day and refuses cow milk, ugghhh! Does anyone read her blog or have her cookbook?
Saturday, August 13
It seems a little surreal that it has been a whole year since she came. We are having a party to celebrate her tomorrow and for the past few weeks I have been trying to squeeze in projects for her.
The lucky lady ended up with two birthday shirts. She wore the purple one today and the pink one tomorrow at her party!
Saturday, August 6
I bought the yarn for this sweater right around Christmas. I think I may have cast on for it around then too. I did put this down a lot to work on other projects and then there was the whole move. So I may have missed wearing this for winter and spring as I had planned but here is looking forward to an Oregon fall!
Pattern: Bergen street (bought on ravelry) size 35.
Yarn: knit picks city tweed dk in habenero and tahitian pearl
mods: none. (ravelry project page)
Great sweater to knit and the yoke details were a fun change although all the little yarn balls were a bit much at times. I love the way this fits, although if I were to do another I think some pockets would be a must.