I'm really looking forward to being off with the family at the tail end of spring and early summer. It will be so nice to go outside instead of being shut up with a newborn. I think we will have a lot of fun-hoping to do some zoo trips, walks, maybe a bit of flower gardening. We are scaling back the veggie garden this year just knowing we will have a new baby. I think probably just cover cropping most of the beds and buying a few tomato plants, potatoes, and onions. Those are the things we eat the most and I can't let a whole season go by without growing any food-it just seems irresponsible since we have all that space and it does save us money. We shall see how it goes, but those are all pretty low maintenance crops.
In the crafting world, I've been pretty busy! I am working on a secret project for someone so I can't share that but I'm about 50% of the way there and I love how it is turning out so far. I hope they like it as well. I finished a pair of socks out of the Patons Kroy Blue Ragg sock yarn I've seen everybody using lately. Nothing special, it's just from JoAnns but I really loved the stripes.
Recently I've also won a few prizes on Ravelry! It's been so fun since I don't often win things. I participated in a worsted sock knit along and won a really pretty bag and mug for finishing and having my name randomly picked.
Cinnamon for Maegwin. I think it will be a pretty transitional sweater for spring. (I hope you all can see the link-Ravelry says no account needed to see pattern pages).
I also won a prize package for finishing up the slippers I shared that were for Josh's mom for her birthday. It came all the way from New Zealand!
Finally, I won a copy of the ebook Head to Toe: Kids Knit Accessories from Cooperative Press. This was a prize from the Homespun podcast which is one of my favorites. I was so excited about this one because it has such beautiful stuff in it and I can make things for Maegwin and for next winter for both kids. Really looking forward to working some things out of this book. I think my first project might be one of the pair of handwarmers because Maegwin almost wore hers out wearing them constantly when she went out to explore in the yard and they are too small for her now. She definitely needs some new ones. I love when she goes rummaging through our warm things basket to find stuff to gear up for going outside.
That's really all the news that I have. We are heading out to Mom's today for her birthday lunch. I made a pistachio bundt cake which Maegwin is referring to as the big green donut cake. She says she wants one just like it for her birthday but it needs to be pink...and rainbow...and have ponies. So really nothing like it. lol