musings on art, life and family from a crunchy mama

A Slow Return to Normalcy

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It’s been so long since I’ve done any serious knitting. Instead, I’ve been busy with a brand new baby girl, whom I adore. Now that she’s 3 1/2 months old, I’m finally getting back to knitting – oh, so slowly. (Read about our family’s adventures in babydom at here).

What have I done, you ask? Well, I just completed the last inch of i-cord on the umbilical cord hat (Stitch ‘n Bitch) that I knit almost in it’s entirety before Aria (my little one) was born. Doesn’t sound like much, but believe me, I was ecstatic to do this much knitting after so long away.

Now I’m working on the Chevron scarf that I started at the dawn of time. I need to finish it in order to start a pullover I want to make for Aria. The beautiful hemp yarn is all rolled up and waiting ever so patiently for me to begin, but alas, the needles are stuck in the Chevron. I’m getting a few rows in a day; at this rate I’ll be able to start the pullover just in time for Aria to outgrow it.

There are a few items I’ve completed since the last posting. Granted, these were Christmas gifts, so it’s still been awhile. Both are from Weekend Knitting. Not shown are the completed French Market Bag ( and a pair of Tweed Slippers from Sarah Dallas Knitting both of which were gifted to my dear sis.

Super Mittens for Grandpa

Uptown Scarf for Grandma


Author: moogielight

I'm a stay-at-home homebirthing, VBACing, breastfeeding mama, advocate and sometimes artist, sometimes web designer. We are located on the East Coast (but long for the West Coast) where we try to live simply, playing with natural toys, eating organic, vegetarian foods and using our imaginations and creativity as much as possible. I knit and I'm in the process of learning to sew so I can make (or at least attempt to make) many of the items we need and use and want to surround us.

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