Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Skipping School

I'm skipping school today to spend time with M2, who came home for a very quick visit. This is the week at school that I have an end of the year celebration obligation every night, so I decided the only way I was going to get to see her was if I took a day off. Not exactly a hardship on me though. Right now she and S are still in bed, so I'm puttering around the house enjoying the quiet and catching up on some odds and ends.

M2 really liked the changes I made in her room. I have started to use it as a sewing room, so I put a desk in there and moved a few things around. I didn't want her to feel I was pushing her out of her room but she's rarely here anymore, especially since she isn't going to be home this summer, other than a visit here and there. So I am glad she was okay with it.

I finished the Petal Bib the other day; it was a quick knit, but I'm not sure I'll knit many more as it had fourteen ends to weave in! This doesn't show the true color but it's a pale mint blue/green. I also made another washcloth. Not exciting but my favorite beach projects; small and cotton. I used the same yarn I always use, Plymouth Yarn's Fantasy Naturale, but this color was a departure from my normal color palette. I tried to give it to my mom, but she said she has enough washcloths. How can you ever have enough I wonder? Into the wicker trunk it goes for future gifting.

Actually, I'm thinking that if I knit the petal bib again, I'll use some of this yarn, as I like it better than the Rowan cotton. Maybe because it's mercerized? I'm not sure I know what that means but it must mean something, right?

Hope your Tuesday is a good one!


  1. LOVE the petal bib- so precious!

  2. The bib is adorable. Any chance you can weave in those ends while you're knitting instead of doing them at the end? With the log cabin blanket, I'm weaving the ends in as I go and all I have to do is snip the ends after it's washed and blocked.

  3. That petal bib is so-o cute. Using that washcloth yarn might help in the stain department, too. Babies make such lovely messes with their food.

    I'm with Rudee on the yarn ends. Whenever possible weave'em in.

  4. I love that bib, I made one for my daughter when she was small - and charming:) Thanks for your comment at my blog too - I am so envious that you have a lifelong pen-pal - I never found anyone with endurance :)

  5. That bib is adorable and i bet it washes better than all the terry cloth and cotton fabric out there. Hope you had a great day with you daughter! seven more days - yay!!!