after a long week of a sick baby, i then became very sick with a downright mean cold for an entire week.
(read: home with a baby who just came off of a week of sickness and had a weeks worth of pinned up energy waiting in the wings, therefore feeling like worst mom in the land for wanting to lay on couch and not move a muscle.)
that means 2 weeks of sickness.
(read: now you know why i havent posted or written a single word to signify my existence.)
while hosting last weeks visitors: aches, chills, and no sleep, i found myself with a 7 1/2 month old who decided to start only taking one nap a day.......
(read: i was looking forward to those two naps to catch a little snuggle and shut eye myself.)
and then i found myself with a baby who decided that now would be the perfect time to start crawling!
(read: snot dripping from nose, but trying to enthusiastically find the video camera or any device that might capture the moment.)
and of course it is the type of crawling that could be described as human dust mop. it is full on army crawl.
(read: totally stressed about how dirty my house is. and therefore how dirty crosby's whole front side is because of it.)
this week, we will have an 8 month old. an 8 month old who loves to eat food, dirt, sticks, leaves, dog hair, tiny bits of who knows what from the ground.
(read: i am becoming busier than i ever thought i could be with one little tiny human.)
this past weekend, as i felt happily recovered, i started happily preparing for winter.
(read: our house was built in the early 1900's and is always cold. very cold. we thankfully have a woodstove. but we still dress extremely warm around the house. like thermals people.)
i started on some baby socks THAT STAY ON to go with these new woolies.
(read: where do people find socks that stay on babies? scratch that. where do people find WARM socks that stay on babies???)
here is my best attempt to get a picture of these on the baby in question.
it turns out that baby feet move faster than the camera lens can focus even in the best situations.
i finished these socks in about 2 hours while sitting outside watching cody stack firewood.
(read: a fast knit considering the multiple stops to clean out the mouth of a baby who *might* have found a stray stick outside to chew on)
i immediately casted on another pair with more modifications for fat little baby feet.
i used alchemy temple yarn. the best washable yarn around. totally worth the money, since you can get 2 pairs of machine washable merino wool socks out of it.
this week, i am writing up this pattern for you.
this week, i will host no visitors of the sick kind.
amen and the end.
ps. could i have chosen better colors for the mums i planted outside? i think not.