All is quiet here (at least for a few moments), so I’ll try to get a quick post in. Life is settling into a bit of a routine with two little girls. I am amazed at how good they both are. For a two-year old, Isobel has very few meltdowns and only uses "no" occasionally. She is well behaved and loving. And did I mention she LOVES her little sister?
The only problem is keeping her from loving a little too vigorously! She loves music and is constantly singing. She likes to lean over the crib and sing "Twinkle, twinkle little star" in Mandarin to Ivy.
Those of you who suggested keeping the knitting simple were right on the mark. I opted for simple stockinette socks and my only variety has been color. Here are the socks I’ve accomplished so far, reclining on the porch swing:
From left to right – Trekking, Essentials Shale Multi and Essentials Tuscany Multi. Immediately after this photo session they begged to be taken inside because it is just too dang hot for wool socks to be lounging around in the sun. I ordered the new Knitpicks Harmony dpn’s and had them shipped here. The verdict? An overwhelming thumbs up! They have sharp tips, smooth surfaces and don’t seem as bendy as bamboos. And the pretty colors exactly match the Essentials Tuscany yarn.
Sometimes in Orlando we feel as if we’ve stepped into a foreign country. On the day Ivy was born we were driving to the hospital. As we left the housing development where Ben and Abby live, we passed a small pond. I kid you not, there was a six foot alligator sunning himself on the bank. This was within 20 feet of someone’s backyard, across the street from a daycare center and within 500 feet of a school! Unfortunately I didn’t have the presence of mind to photograph it. I’ll stick with the bunnies and deer that grace our yard, thank you very much!