Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

For us, Chinese New Year marks the end of the hectic holiday season. It was only until this past week that it felt like things have gone back to normal. That's because of Caleb's mysterious Christmas preset:

Chicken Pox!

We have no idea where he got it from. At first we didn't even know what it was, because people kept telling me that breastfed babies can't get the pox. Thankfully, it was very mild. Then he passed it on to his sister. Luckily his brother had been vaccinated already. Poor Gracie had it pretty bad, but is now practically itch-free.

Now, all is well, and everyone is back to normal!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

If any reader is still out there, I want to wish you all a joy-filled Christmas!

Sorry I haven't been around. Sadly, knitting has taken a back seat to life with a baby. A sign that knitting is no longer on my mind: I knit my mom a shawl for her birthday in October, and I gave it to her without taking pictures!
I had bought yarn and patterns for Christmas gifts, but ended up not knitting anything. Oh well. There's always next year!
I guess my only report is that life is good, and all is well.
My blog reader has over 700 post, so I don't know what's going on with all of you, but I hope everyone is happy and healthy. May the Lord's love fill your homes this holiday season!

Monday, August 25, 2008


I jumped on the bandwagon, and knit the popular Liesl.

This sweater was actually supposed to be for me! The pattern calls for worsted to bulky yarn and 7mm needles. I used worsted and only had 6mm needles, so I knit a bigger size. Of course, I didn't measure gauge, which would probably have been important!

Luckily the sweater looks pretty darn cute on Grace, and she was so happy to get a new sweater.
My days are just flying by so quickly. I can't believe I have to start homeschooling again in a couple of weeks! Caleb is growing like a weed; he's already doubled his birth weight (14lbs):
I am enjoying him so much; much more than the other kids. I think with the first child, I was such a nervous parent being a newbie. With the second, the first kid was a toddler, so I was constantly frazzled. Since Josh and Grace are much older now, they are a great help, and are really good at being on their own. Now I just have to train them to do diaper duty!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Light Knitting

I've been doing lots of light knitting...light in terms of weight. I discovered that if I breastfeed in bed, with both of us lying down and my head propped up on pillows, I can knit socks quite well. My little guy wants to feed constantly, which can be quite inconvenient, but I am sure getting lots of socks done!

Basic Koigu Socks

Spring Forward Socks with Yarntini's cornflower blue semi-solid

Speedway Socks using DK Knits Technicolor Dreamtoes

This past week I started venturing out with the three kids for the first time. Just little walks to the park. I feel so bad for the kids because they've been mostly stuck inside. They've been so patient and understanding though. I have them occupied with their first Webkinz. Caleb is a little pudge-ball now. I love watching him sleep. I just wish he slept more!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm one month old today!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Canada Day

Sorry this is a little belated, but I just wanted to send out a big thank you for everyone's well wishes and congratulations. Baby is doing wonderful; he's my first child who hasn't needed photo therapy for jaundice, which was a huge relief.

Yesterday was Canada Day, and our tradition since moving into our neighbourhood is to head across the street to the park where our city puts up a little celebration. I fed Caleb, put him in the stroller...

...and like an angel he fell asleep for three hours while his brother and sister had lots of fun.

Hubby took Josh and Grace back later for fireworks while I stayed home. I really didn't miss anything, because this was the view from our backyard door:

Pretty cool!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hail in June?

I woke up from an afternoon nap yesterday to an unfamiliar sound. It turned out to be marble-sized hail hitting against all the windows of the house. It was quite bizarre, since we had been out earlier in the day and it was sunny and warm. The hail was hitting so hard, and I was scared a window would break.

Here is something started before Caleb came:

It's Athos from Berroco: Norah Gaughan vol.2. I really like her designs, and this will be my first project from her.

Baby is going for his 5th bilirubin test today. Poor guy!