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!