This Christmas I was gifted Boutique Knits (thanks Mom), which I really only wanted for the cloche hat pattern on the cover.
It was a nice surprise when the book turned out to be chalk full of other gorgeous patterns, including another pretty cloche hat and a braided and bulkled belt. I cast on for the cloche hat on the cover a couple of weeks ago, and it just now left my needles (I know, I know...it's just a hat, but I've been busy). The finished result was a bit too big, due to my knitting the band a half inch longer than I should have. But I was too lazy to rip it out and start over, so I had T toss it in with today's laundry to felt it and voila...
a perfect fit.
Right now Mr. S is in the middle of what's going on a four hour nap. He had a horrible night's sleep last night, with our Russian neighbors stomping around above his room in what sounded like combat boots. Also, he's been a little sick with a cold. I must have gone into his room to rock him and give him water a dozen times last night. The poor guy was miserable. Finally, one of my old tricks worked. When he absolutely won't sleep I tell him about how the whole state of New Jersey is sleeping, every pigeon, every squirrell, every seagull, every Mama, Papa, boy and girl, even every dog and cat. Then Seamus will ask me if alligators are sleeping, if grizzly bears are sleeping, if Diego and Dora are sleeping. And last night he wanted to know if all the characters in The Fox and the Hound (his new favorite) were sleeping. He said, Copper sleeping? Tod sleeping? Big Mommy sleeping? (Her name is really Big Mama) Chief sleeping? Amos sleeping? Boomer sleeping? He'll go through the catalog of all the cartoon characters and all the animals he knows until finally, he will always say, Seamus sleeping. And then I can lay him down in his bed and he'll roll right over and go to sleep. That is what happened at 4:45 this morning.
Whenever he wakes up were off to the bakery for our weekend cannoli! This time Papa's home, done with Winterm, and happy to be home at least until tomorrow.