Making Time

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The week was off to a great start. Matt had Monday off and he felt it was important to make time for some family memories. We spent the morning watching inauguration coverage and then spent the afternoon at Henry Ford Museum. There were all kinds of special festivities because of inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We spent a good deal of time watching children ponder what good deed they should do to honor Dr. King.

Isn’t this a great way to get kids to stop and think about what they could do for others?

We also couldn’t help but peek into all the rooms of these historical dollhouses.

Miniatures are so fascinating to me. I had a dollhouse growing up and I was always taking little bits and scraps of things around the house and creating functional pieces for my miniature world. I still find myself today occasionally eyeing up something in the house that would be perfect for a dollhouse.

Our favorite part of the day was this special exhibit

of buildings around the world recreated in LEGOs.

Matt and I both played endless hours of LEGOs as kids. Oh what you can create with little rectangles of plastic that stick together!

The exhibit is a must see and ends with a discovery room full of LEGOs that kids can just go nuts with!

We were a little jealous our little one wasn’t old enough to play, because we were dying to snag a table. Baby Knitspot was a bit on sensory overload and spent most of the day like this.

He occasionally woke up to admire the bright lights and anything sparkly or to be fed by dad, in which I could get a few rows knit on Juerga.

What a fun pattern for on-the-go knitting! I’m sure most could get this pattern done in a night or two, but I was ecstatic I finished the neckwarmer in about a week’s time with the little knitting time I had.

My mom and I both knit one while watching episodes of Downton. Season 3 is getting interesting!

The neckwarmer accomplishment made me realize I could make a little time for knitting. I’ve snuck a bit into my evenings this week after Padraig goes to bed and it feels so good! I’m on the stockinette section of my Slöfock Cap in Shalimar Breathless DK, which is heavenly to knit with and divine to look at in the Emerald Isle colorway. The KAL is getting quite large on ravelry!

I finished one Wussypillow Mitt and I’ve cast on for my second

and I’m working up the infinity version of Squeeze Me

in Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend DK. This yarn is to die for! I keep stopping every 20 stitches to look at the definition and luster of the yarn and to squeeze the cake. The yarn will be available any day now. Aren’t you excited? Make sure you are on our mailing list, because this is the way we will notify customers the moment the yarn is available in the shop. If you receive our monthly newsletters via email, you’re on the list! If you don’t, click here to subscribe to our newsletter. And look for a special Bare Naked Wools eblast by the end of the month.

I’m off to knit with friends this evening and the boys are staying home. I’ve packed all my lovelies

and hope to make progress on at least one of these projects tonight.

Oops! I almost forgot! The winner of the Vintage Knitspot contest is bonnie! I just love this part of her comment, “My guy and kiddo think I’m nuts when they find me watching the same stuff over and over again, but I tell them it’s like knitting with old friends!” Isn’t that the truth!? Thank you all for the great suggestions of media to knit to. I’ve looked a lot up on Netflix.

In my next post I’ll tell you all about the monthly KALs, contests, and shenanigans I’ll be conducting in the #1 Knitspot fan group on ravelry. Make sure you’re a member! It’s going to be fun!

10 thoughts on “Making Time

  1. You are on the homestretch with your Slofock, Erica! And I love your Wussypillows = they look so cozy. Padraig is so contented looking in every picture I see! What a happy baby (and lucky parents!).

  2. Legos! At Legoland in Denmark, they say (1990’s) that 25% of the people that go there don’t come with children. And the rooms with the legos for ‘playing’ don’t exclude adults from ‘making’ things. 🙂 Of course it was polite to little the kids have the tables. And boy do I remember the ‘after bed’ time for getting to work on my own projects. 🙂

  3. Loved the Lego architecture and your beautiful yarn bowl. The museum looks like great,fun and then you top it all off with beautiful yarns and knitting. Oh, and how,could I forget the charming Padraig! What a treat!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful MLK day with your family, and lucky you to fit in some knitting. Your Juerga is lovely, and when we’re together we’ll have a photo shoot!

  5. Look at all the knitting! Love that Slofock hat. Such a great design and that color is gorgeous! The lego exhibit looks awesome! We’ve been all about legos here the past week with building lil’ snowboarder’s Mission Project.

    Kisses to that adorable baby!! These posts make me so happy. Auntie IGK misses him!

    I’ve wound my skein of Breakfast Blend….swatching to commense in a few 🙂 xoxo

  6. I love all your knits, I especially like the Wussy pillow mitts, they have been on my list to knit for ages. I am looking forward to the launch of the Knitspot yarn.

  7. You’re getting a lot of knitting done for a mom of an infant – yay!

    Thanks for the peek at The Henry Ford; makes me wish I still lived close by.

  8. Sounds like a fun day! The Lego exhibit is fascinating.and those old cars are cool. You are getting a lot of knitting done! Of course, showing all these great patterns isn’t helping my que at all… 🙂

  9. I just bought the Juerga! I have the Downton Abbey Colorway from Lorna’s Laces & started the Mystery KAL with Jimmy Beans but I fell in love with your Juerga so I think I will be doing some ripping out & making the cowl & mitts. Thanks for sharing.

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