I am learning that being a stay-at-home mom has its demands. The house needs to stay cleaner, your child needs variety, and there are the never-ending errands and house projects. This means that I feel a lot of guilt whenever I sit down to ye olde laptop. Somehow that guilt has not yet affected my knitting as that remains more prolific than usual.

Witness the Kyle's Cap (Ravelry Link) in Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille:


I know it looks floppy, but it won't when it's all finished. This is my favorite thing to knit for new babies, even if it's highly unlikely that it will actually stay on their heads. My son's favorite game is taking his hat on and off. Sometimes it feels more like I knitted him a new game rather than a piece of clothing, but it makes him laugh, which makes me smile.

Here's a closer look at the top of the hat. I still have to make the little button for it.


I'm still plugging away at the Clapotis. I've finished the set up and increase rows and am now at the long slog of the straight section:


I'm also still working on my toe-up socks. If I focus, I might be able to get them finished by the end of the week. The main question is whether I should knit them for myself or save them as a possible holiday gift. But who to give them to?



So that's what I've been working on lately. It's been great to focus on the knitting. I'm surprised that I was able to knit so much, what with the high drama of the World Series. Congrats to the SF Giants!!!! I'll be celebrating at the tickertape parade!

Stay tuned. I'll be talking about my recent trip to Llama Llama Knit (seriously the North Bay has some of the best yarn shops in the Bay area) and showing some pictures of some yarn and notions I've bought.


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