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Monday, January 20, 2014

catching up

Hope your 2014 is off to a good start! We're a little slow off the mark here, as I'm adjusting to being back at work, navigating the intricacies of daycare, muddling through Erik's first cold (poor pumpkin!), and surviving the polar vortex with a wee one.

More handknits in action!
 Erik keeping warm in his Baby Sophisticate cardigan

 Nothing beats getting wrapped up in a cozy leaf blanket!

Mary from my knitting group made this for him, and it's absolutely darling.

Mama in her Aidez cardigan, Erik in his Puerperium, and Papa in his favorite flannel shirt. Looks like someone needs a handknit sweater. : ) 

Erik pumping iron while wearing his Easy Baby Cardigan (now sadly felted after an accidental trip through the dryer)

 tummy time in his ill-fated cardigan (btw, I was skeptical of this sweater when it came off the needles, but the fit was great and it looked good on him).

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I have been knitting a bit -- the Honey Cowl is the perfect pattern for this tired mama. Not too complicated, easy to pick up or put down when a squawk comes over the baby monitor, and I love how the Briar Rose yarn is knitting up (Celebration, a merino/bamboo blend with a nice sheen).

Cooking, on the other hand, has been going full-force chez Caffeinated Yarn. Some recent favorites:

- split pea soup
- seriously healthy 4-bean chili
- West African peanut soup