Sunday, October 19, 2008

21 months & fall knitting

We celebrated my girl's 21 months since birth with a super "cute & scary" early Halloween party. With all the kiddies dressed up, of course, all the parents went camera happy! Although, this may be the last gathering we have at the house with this many people. Imagine 16 adults and 10's a good thing the weather was beautiful and a lot of outdoor play was involved!

Aside from Christmas, Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. The decorations, the costumes, the fun! What else could be better?

That weekend, we also took a trip to Chudleigh's apple farm, for a wagon hay ride and some tractor fun.

And what did we see? Among the ponies, cows, deers and goats, we saw an Alpaca! (the alpaca coat is often spun into yarn, and I've been thinking about knitting a new, soft alpaca sweater for K).

Kayla actually said "a-pac-a" when we pointed it out to her at the farm! Her vocabulary is growing daily now. She recognizes shapes, animals and people by name in photographs. Strangely enough, however, she still won't pronounce her own name yet.

I've also been knitting crazily this past while. Casting on several projects, ready for fall. I love fall yarns, colours and textures. Here's the product of many evenings this past while for my babe.

: : An elfin hat knit from Noro wool (complete with tassels and snowflake embroidery) which I'm still working on lining with some warm fleece to protect from the itchiness of wool. The pattern is from Itty-Bitty Hats.

Of course, my girl's silly personality comes out in all it's glory at this fun opportunity!

: : Plus, a turquoise hat and scarf knit from Blue Sky Alpaca's organic cotton. I love this yarn! It's so versatile and soft and easy to knit with.

There's still more knits to come. Fall knitting...another fave.