Blankie Friday and Picture Catchup

Twelve and a half. Considering that we’re only talking about six days since last week’s blankie post was a day late…that calculates out to about two squares a day. That’s not so bad, I guess.

I don’t have much other blankie news. It’s been pretty much a week of cranking away at it when I can. So let’s switch gears and catch up on the other pictures I pulled off my camera tonight.

Sophie has become quite the stair-climber. It’s so cute to watch her climbing up determinedly, giggling as I catch up behind her.

This is another of Julie’s creations. She likes to rearrange the chairs and pretend it’s a train. Chugga chugga choo choo.

The first of Julie’s new socks…the cuff is awfully short, but it’s all I could get out of half the available yarn. She didn’t seem to mind.

Here are the girls at knitting on Wednesday. They’re playing with stickers. I usually let them play with a sheet or two of stickers to help keep them occupied while I chat with my friends and maybe knit a round or two. By the time we leave, they’re usually covered in them.

Here’s Sophie taking a little nap yesterday while Julie was in pre-school. So sweet, so serene.

This morning we had a playdate with our Canadian friends. It turns out that each of us chanced to buy the same pair of matching dresses for each of our girls, and when we discovered this, we hatched a plan to dress them all the same and get together for a photo shoot.

Sophie and H. look almost like twins from the back. Sophie’s on the right. Actually, when J. and I are out with the girls in public, we often get people asking how they’re all related.

Getting four little girls to sit still and pose for a photo is like herding cats.

We are a little sad, as today was the last time we will see our Canadian friends till after mid-summer. It’s not my story to tell, but they are traveling to see family for a couple of months. Totally understandable, and I am happy for them. Very sad for us, as we will desperately miss our time together.

J. had planned a sweet little art project for our big girls to do today – a photo frame collage for us to look at till they come back.

We will use this separation as a good opportunity to let the girls try out the postal system, and I will be counting down the days till our friends come back to what we call home, and hopefully they will grow to believe in as well.

And finally, I couldn’t resist. I had to wind up these two skeins of yarn. I really want to start a sock from each of them just to see how the colors pattern up. And, you know, there’s no such thing as too many socks on the needles.

7 Responses to “Blankie Friday and Picture Catchup”

  1. Cori says:

    The blankie looks fantastic. I am so impressed.

    I love the skull t-shirt on Sophie. You have such adorable children.

  2. LizzieK8 says:

    How long have you been working on the blankie? I’m totally amazed. It’s so gorgeous!

  3. katrynka says:

    It is hilarious, I was so busy looking at Sophie’s face, that I had to go back and look for the skull shirt after cori’s comment! I love how the girls all look with their bare legs as they lounge together on the couch.

  4. Judy says:

    The pictures of the four girls in their matching dresses are just adorable!

  5. Debra says:

    Great blanket– I’ve seen it in person before. (Twice! :)

    Bohus- I ordered a Large Lace Collar jacket last week from Solveig– I didn’t think I’d blog about it until it arrived. The website is:

    Solveig’s email is: “Solveig Gustafsson”

    Kimmet Croft still hasn’t returned my calls… so I’m wondering if they threw in the towels.

  6. Knitting with a Purpose says:

    I am so glad to know that there’s no such thing as too many socks on the needles! *phew* I thought I was being outrageous by starting a second sock (different) pair when I’ve not finished another one!

  7. Cass says:

    I am impressed with the steadiness at which you are working on your blanket. I just can’t seem to make myself work on mine with regularity. It always at the forefront of my knitting mind, but rarely in my hands. Must fix this issue!

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