Category: Cute Things

Sophie and Chanel at Home

Sophie and Chanel have been staying home during the pandemic. Would you like to see what they’ve been up to for six months?

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They spent about a month staring at each other. Or maybe it was two months. Hard to remember.

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Then they made a game of rearranging the furniture.

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Sunday evenings are for cuddles.

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At one point, it really didn’t feel safe unless everyone was wearing a mask. Makes it a little hard to see what’s on TV though.

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This is what they do when they get tired of staring at each other.

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There have been some dark days, and a whole lot of screen time, but they’re happy that they at least have each other.

Stay safe, everyone!

Donate your Old Glasses

Nerd Alert!
Charlotte, NC yarn store Cheers to Ewe invited us to help spread the word about an opportunity to donate your old glasses. The American Foundation for Children with AIDS is collecting them right now for their clients in Congo!

PLEASE SEND GLASSES DIRECTLY TO AFCAIDS:
American Foundation for Children with AIDS
1520 Greening Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17110

The last time we partnered with Cheers to Ewe and AFCAids, we made a knitted ball pit. Talk about a lifetime ago!

Ms. Claus Giveaway!

For those who can’t knit their own, I’m giving away FOUR Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Ms. Clauses knit by me! ⁣
Four of them because they’re family: mother, daughter, cousin, and an aunt who lives a “clothes optional” lifestyle. ⁣

To enter to win one of these holiday heroines, please write a charming Ms. Claus-themed poem in the comments to this post on Instagram. I’ll choose my four favorites on Monday 12/16!

Baby Eve

Our baby decided to arrive on the day of the eclipse!

She did not see what all the fuss was about.

Thanks to everyone who has sent their happy wishes to us! We’re enjoying our new little girl very much.

Things will be a bit quieter here than usual for the next few months, but I’m around and will be checking email and filling orders as they come. I’ll also share the finished mobile once it’s in a proper hanging position!

Two Little Lions

Personal project time!

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I now have two little lions done for our little lion on the way. I wanted to make them out of acrylic yarn so they’ll be extra baby proof, and I was also eager to get started, so I’m using colors that I had on hand (a Bernat yarn, I think) that also happen to work great for lions.

I’m planning to make six total, each with a different type of mane. With two down and about 10 weeks to go before baby, I think I’ll achieve my goal with time to spare! (Sometimes it’s nice not to be too ambitious—don’t ask me about baby sweaters!)

I was thinking about it last night, and this is actually the first personal knitting I’ve done in a long time, maybe in a couple of years. It’s so nice to feel motivated to knit something in my extracurricularly. I guess babies make people do strange things…

A Little Lion on the Way

I’ve got some personal life news to share today: John and I are expecting a baby boy in December!

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This is the first thing that I’ve knitted for him, a little lion ball. I’m planning to make several more in different colors and also maybe with different types of manes. They’ll either become a mobile or will just be little balls to play with.

Here’s the side view—very simple.

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The due date is December 19th, so the holidays will certainly be different for us this year!

I’ll continue shipping orders as long as I can, but there will be a delay in sending out tangible orders sometime after the beginning of December. (I’ll put up a notice about it when that happens, and we will continue shipping on a delayed schedule after that.) I’ll also be taking a few months off from most work, so the blog and social media will be pretty quiet for a while, but I plan to be back at it whenever I can.

Thanks in advance for your patience while we figure out how to be parents!