As difficult as nursing a toddler can sometimes be, there are moments of pure bliss. Like so many moments in motherhood, this one is filled with complex and contradictory emotions.
We welcomed Calvin Cedar into our family on February 6th, 2015. The build up to his birth was long and somewhat stressful, but once he decided he was ready things went quickly. Calvin was born at home in what was one of the most beautiful, empowering experiences of my life. Our midwives are my new [...]
One more baby project leapt on and off the needles recently. After finishing a relatively big project, I like to do something small and quick. A palate cleansing project, if you will. I had this beautiful, bulky yarn and pattern in the back of my mind for nearly my whole pregnancy, and just had to [...]
It's New Year's Day, 2015. Naturally, I'm feeling reflective of the past year and looking out toward the vast unknown of the year to come. It's a time of self-reflection, one that brings up deeply complicated dichotomies. I made mistakes last year and I had some big wins. I gave up on things, I chose [...]
There's something about knitting for babies. The small scale, the sweet details, the softest of the soft yarn. And the hope. The dreams and happy thoughts that you knit into each stitch for the baby as you work. It's a very special thing. With that in mind, I hoped to knit one more sweater for [...]
I'm still working away faithfully on my blue Cassis cardigan. I'm pleased to say that I am now on the second sleeve so, with a couple more good knitting sessions, it should be off the needles this week! That sweater is big and heavy now, so I cast on a little pixie cap for a [...]
We were very fortunate to receive a bundle of handmade items for G when she was a baby. Hand-knit sweaters and booties; quilts and crochet blankets; hand-sewn gowns, jammies, and dresses; handmade toys. Add to that this pile of things I knit while pregnant, and we had a lot of things made with love for [...]