Tuesday, January 09, 2007

My sleepy lads

Julian still sleeps in our bed. It was just going to be for a few weeks initially...until he could sleep through the night. Right! When he started sleep crawling we were really going to start putting him down in his own room...but we just weren't ready. Part of the reason is that we all love to sleep together and our bed is big enough that we don't get in each other's way. But mostly, it's because moments like this one happen nightly ;0)

This is how I found my boys several nights ago. I watched them sleep blissfully for a couple of hours while I knit away beside them...until I couldn't resist the cuteness any longer and willed myself out of bed in the cold world to find the camera and capture the moment forever ;0)

Of course, now we really have to get Julian to sleep in his own big boy bed since there's only 8-10 weeks until our little lemon drop is due and he'll need his mommy close to nurse throughout the night. I don't think Julian will have a hard time with the transition. He loves his new toddler room and has no trouble falling asleep and waking up alone in his big boy bed. Fingers crossed!

So here's what I've been working on these past few days...

It's a "very warm hat" from Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting in the round". The idea is to knit one hat, pick up all the cast-on stitches and knit a second hat. The result: a very warm double layered and reversible hat. Cool! And since this is a stashbusting project, I figured it would use up twice as much stash as a less warm single hat!

I actually finished knitting it but forgot to take proper pics while the sun was still shining today so you'll have to wait and see ;0) I was hoping to use up what was left of the Peruvian Alpaca in my stash but alas it only used up 2 balls! So I started working on some fair-isle mitts with the leftovers.

Hopefully that'll be the end of that alpaca! To be continued...


  1. Anonymous10:31 p.m.

    what a great picture! I was the same way with our little man. I loved waking up next to him or the cute sleep positions i would find him in. But the change to sleeping alone went well! I wish you the best with the transition.

  2. Anonymous7:56 a.m.

    That is so sweet. I hope his transition into his big boy bed at night goes smoothly. I'm sure it will because he is already used to it. Keep us posted! :)

  3. Awwwww, cute.

    Where'd the pattern for the mittens come from? They're lovely.

  4. Anonymous9:27 a.m.

    I love the hat & mittens. Are the mittens in the same book as the hat? I love the colors you used also.

    Your men look so sweet together!

  5. Anonymous9:39 a.m.

    Holy cow! I didn't realize you were due so soon!!!

    Can we see a picture of your beautiful pregnant belly!?

    Ok, maybe that was a little out of line. Sorry.

    I love pregnancy.

  6. Anonymous3:08 p.m.

    Oh, so sweet! We're going through the exact same thing right now. I'm due in early April and we want to make sure our toddler is in his own room when the baby arrives to avoid him blaming the poor little new baby.

  7. Anonymous5:43 p.m.

    Love the picture of your boys, so adorable. What a great way to use up the alpaca too, nice color combo as well.

  8. Anonymous6:54 p.m.

    Awww, what a sweet picture of your boys. We used to love sleeping with our boys. Sometimes there would be 2 adults, 2 little boys, a dog, and a random cat all on the bed. Luckily it was a big bed.

  9. Anonymous8:50 p.m.

    that IS a great photo ... be sure to print a nice copy of it, and back up your files. (i'm only saying this because my hard drive fizzled before christmas)(whaaa!)
    the hat is cool. i don't have that EZ book, but would sure love to add it to my library.

  10. Anonymous10:06 a.m.

    Your boys are so sweet - how darling. And your hat and mittens are awesome! Lydia

  11. Oh that photo is so precious!

    Sweet looking mittens, too. :)

  12. Anonymous11:52 a.m.

    You mean you haven't learned to sleep with your camera under your pillow?!! I never seem to have mine when I need it either.

    The double hat is awesome. I actually think I could do that!

    I can't believe you are due in only 8-10 weeks...it went so fast (for me, that is). Hope all is well. I'm glad I get to check in on you and your lovely little family!


  13. Anonymous12:09 p.m.

    Aww, that is the sweetest photo! My little guy is three now, and even though we don't sleep well when he crawls in with us, sometimes I like it anyway. It's not much longer that he's going to be small enough curl up by me!

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