01 June 2015
surrounded by love and beauty
this spring has been busy busy busy. i wish i had posted more often over the past few months. i wish i had posted about our trip to new york. which was absolutely wonderful, save for the fact that ethan refused to be out of our sight, making it a bit exhausting. he was not a fan of the carousel in central park, but he did enjoy the zoo. mostly he talked about the "horses wheels" for a while (the horses and carriages in central park). he also enjoyed making two new baby friends (cy and ren) and getting a complete sugar high on berry sauce at a restaurant in my parents' neighborhood. he made such an adorable scene that the owner came over to photograph his purple sauce-covered face and brought us free drinks and extra dessert.
meanwhile, back at home. we have been spending more time in our backyard than we ever have since we moved into this house. i found a killer play house for ethan on craigslist and he basically wants to be there all. the time. sadly, the house is not enough of a distraction from massacring the garden, but we do what we can and i'm taking a lot of deep breaths and reminding myself that it is just a garden. it's okay.
i knit this vest for ethan last fall (i think) from one of my favorite baby patterns- pebble vest. i have made this pattern four times now and am still not bored of it. it is such a basic and classic baby vest. i adapted it to make a larger size, just using the same pattern but with bulky yarn instead of worsted. i ran out of the pale green yarn (it was leftover from another project) so i went with a color block look and finished the back panel with some doubled spud and chloe sweater yarn. this vest has been perfect for the cool spring days we've been having and i'm hoping it still fits him in the fall too. (on ravelry, here)
i have a few more crafty posts coming up and hopefully i will find some time to writing some more of the other posts i have in a queue in my head as well. about a month ago, right after the earthquake, i wrote a whole long post about nepal and my six weeks there in 1999 and what that meant to me. of course i then never made the time to scan some photos from my album (oh, the days when i used to meticulously make photo albums!). but it's not too late. i can still finish that story and share it here. this, i know.
i cleaned out some more of my sewing studio and found a stack of photographs and prints from some of my old flickr/blog friends. abby and andrea and chelsea and mary and tara. it made my heart so happy and i wondered why the hell these beautiful works of art were sitting in a pile under some other stuff. i vow to find some frames and hang them up soon so i can see them all the time and be surrounded by that love and beauty.
i have some film i finally shot and got developed and actually scanned! unsurprisingly, the entire roll is of ethan. it's lovely.