My wonderful mother in law Margaret knitted this sweet sweet little coral sweater and hat for Tiny. Oh, how I love it! Like every really great knitting project, it makes me want to relearn the aggravating art. (Sorry I don’t have the pattern/yarn details!) I think it will fit perfectly this winter, and I imagine she’ll look stunning. This apricot color is actually one of my favorite colors. I just naturally gravitate to it, and so consequently I have like for 4 or 5 apricot shirts in my closet. I don’t think Margaret knew that, so I was so happy that she chose that color. It’s such a femine color, and I think anything that’s not pink is very refreshing for a baby girl.
Speaking of our Tiny, things are going pretty well. She’s 8 weeks today, which sort of blows my mind. I still feel like I’m in the crazy figuring-this-whole-thing-out phase, so it doesn’t seem like she could possibly be that old! She weighed in yesterday at 9 lbs 1 oz, so I was really excited that she fffffFINALLY beat her birth weight, the little fatty! A small little victory! And she (or her brother) haven’t pulled out her tube yet, so that’s another rather astounding victory. Things are hard for a million little reasons, but relatively speaking, we’re getting used to this and doing well.
I’m struggling a little about what to blog about! I worry that all the crafty things I would normally blog about will seem trite to you in light of my current situation. They often seem trite to me. I worry that when I blog about my hair or this trend, or that project that people will think “how is she thinking about these things right now?” Well, you can be assured that my hair, or sewing, or crafting, or design is not the only (or most predominate) thing I’m thinking about right now. But it’s a desperately needed distraction, and something that keeps me sane. Despite my crazy life, I’m blessed enough to still have an hour or two in the evenings to craft or sew, and it’s very therapuetic to me. As my Mama recently pointed out, I’ve always been a very kinasthetic learner/person, and I can’t ever just sit there and watch TV or something–I have to have something for my hands to do or I don’t truly feel distracted. So when I blog about this and that, and don’t happen to mention Tiny or our life, you’ll understand that it’s not because those things aren’t on my mind, but because I’m taking a break from them. I’ll continue to give you any important updates, but mostly I’ll just keep doing my crafty thang thang around here.