Whoops! Talk about some serious radio silence over here. As are most of my blog silences, this was unintentional. Life has been a bit busy over here, and I just haven’t made time to update the old blog here. So, here’s what’s been going on for the last few months.
First off, the most exciting news…
We’re expecting a baby girl in just a few weeks! This has been the most valid excuse for my absence. We are so excited for her to make her appearance (but also pretty scared, as I’m sure most first time parents are). I’ve been extremely fortunate thus far to have a routine and uncomplicated pregnancy. And other than the first few months, when I felt sick all the time and had absolutely no energy at all, I’ve felt great!
I’ve knitted a couple of super adorable things for the little one, and hope to whip up a few more before she makes her appearance.
(from top to bottom: robin romper by Chelsea Berkompas, baby duck booties by Meagan Anderson for Quince & Co, and clean + simple baby dress from Purl SoHo – all links go to my Ravelry project pages for more info)
I’m also finished with a sweet little spring and summer bonnet, but haven’t snapped any photos yet. Someone once said that baby knits are like candy, and they’re not wrong! They’re so quick and addicting – you can never make just one! I’m trying to be practical, however, knowing that babies grow so quickly. I don’t want to make a lot of things she’ll either wear once or maybe not at all.
Since I last updated here, Christina and I also published some new Appalachian Knits patterns! These patterns used one of our favorite local farms, Bovidae Farm, in Mars Hill, NC. The pattern I wrote up, Richland, is a fun pair of rustic, colorwork fingerless mitts.
These photos, by the super talented Olivia of Olive and West Photography were taken out at Bovidae Farms. You can see more photos and read more about the designs Christina released on her blog . The day we shot photos out there was so special – there were lambs (and we got to hold them!), and we were welcomed so warmly by Rose and Jim, who run the farm.
I’ll be back more tomorrow to tell you about our newest Appalachian Knits releases – keep your eyes on Instagram for a coupon code!