I know, what an odd combination! And what the heck does that have to do with anything??? Well, I am an occasional smoker. On again off again, not very heavy duty when I do smoke....anyway, this weather always reminds me how I used to sit outside with a cold glass of orange kool-aid and smoke a cigarette! What does this have to do with knitting? Yeah, um.....nothing.
So, moving on! My sister is coming up from Bloomington with my Mom (my Mom is visiting from Miami) and I can't wait! My sister has the most adorable little girl in the world. Little Alaina is only about 1 month old. I can't wait to hold her, smell her, and kiss her little face! What's really cool is that my sister is a big Harry Potter fan, like myself! So I know I'm gonna have fun knitting all sorts of baby sized stuff for Alaina! I'm thinking next year she'll need a Weasley Initial Sweater and a House Scarf! LOL And when Lesa starts helping me work on socks...definately some wee one socks for Alaina! Oh yeah, and for my kids too! LOL
Sadly, both of my kids have totally lost that Wee One smell! All mothers KNOW what I'm talking about! Leslie, Miss Thing, is 5. Even though she's lost that lovely smell little kids have she loves to cuddle! Which is great! Davey, 3 1/2, only recently lost his sweet smell. He's not so much a cuddler as Leslie but he's a Mama's Boy, he just can't get enough of me, which is great....most of the time! LOL It's just crazy when I think about how small they used to be and now....they are huge!
I've found that knitting for girls is much easier....meaning that there seems to be more to make for Leslie than Davey. At least in my Novice status. Leslie loves to wear skirts but as we found out this past winter (she wouldn't believe ME) it gets quite cold when you wear a skirt in January! So....I'm gonna make her some cute little leg warmers so she can wear her skirts to school in the fall! Too Cute! Well that's about it for today's random rambling and knitbits! Back to working on my HP scarf!