Hip hip hooray! x 5. We are really into the hip hips in our household, but I am not typing that out five times. I am too lazy, and some of you would likely find it obnoxious.
I have had a good deal to write about, I just haven't done it--that behavior is going to stop immediately. In the mean time, let me tell you about something big in the novamade household. Today is my five year anniversary of motherhood! Or, if you'd rather (and probably more appropriate, Little Sir is five today! As you can imagine he is very excited about it. So was his brother.
Until he learned that birthdays are more fun when they are your own.
There has been, as is our way, much celebration over the last week. But the celebration is extending into Saturday because that's when we will celebrate with friends while bowling (I don't understand this, to be honest, but I guess kids really like the whole bowling thing). Also, the fact that I have class tonight has pushed cake consumption (and, well, cake baking) to tomorrow (which it's nothing exciting, it's the same cake I always make for birthdays because it's a favorite--the strawberry shortcake one from the Barefoot Contessa)--but who is going to complain about an additional two days of celebration and presents? Certainly none of my offspring.
Maybe you are wondering what any of this has to do with crafting. Well, let me tell you. See, I do the, "hey, it's a gift-giving occasion, I think I will make you something" thing for my kids. And I was thinking of something simple like, I don't know, a pillow (I said simple, not fabulous). On a return trip home from Vermont, we were passing right by Webs, so obviously we had to stop there.
Let's be honest here, I don't need more yarn. I don't need anything really (but I am rather want-y over quite a bit these days, if we are being honest). But it never hurts to look, right? Little Sir decided to go in with me. Whilst there, he decided that I really needed to knit him a sweater for his birthday. I thought it was rather generous of him to give me two weeks notice. What did I get from Webs? Nothing. What did Little Sir get from Webs? A sweater's worth of yarn.
The sweater is not done (I know, you are probably as surprised as, well, no one). I am hoping to finish it this weekend. It's certainly still cold enough for wool-wear here in New England, after all.