We went to the cottage with my in-laws for a little getaway, which was a wonderful break during this really busy time.
Left to right, top row: we saw a deer! me snowshoeing, Guy with Lila and his parents the day after I flew home. Second row: family stroll, Lila chowing down on a smoked meat sandwich, Lila refusing to go in the sled and now I am carrying her. Bottom row: Me pulling Lila in her sled and her screaming about it, the three of us, and if you look at the last photo closely you`ll see little critter footprints and big feathery wing imprints as well. I wonder who won?
Lila was not so into the sledding. At all. In any form. Also, she refuses to wear mittens. Anyone else’s toddler pulling them off the second you get them on? Any tips on this would be most welcome.
I had a totally nuts flight back (yup, I flew. It’s an 8 hour drive to my in-law’s cottage, which we used to drive over night when we were pre-child, but now seems crazy with a little one). I absolutely had to make it to work for Monday morning, and Guy and Lila were staying on an extra day to maximize some grandparent time. My flight was very delayed leaving the airport, and about 5 minutes into the flight, we had to land at another nearby airport because of a baggage door sensor saying that the baggage door was open. We landed, sat there for an hour and a half while mechanics check it out, turns out the cold weather was affecting the sensor but not the baggage door, then we were in a plane line up waiting to get de-iced again (ah, winter flying), and then it was announced that we would have to fly into a nearby airport (Hamilton), because the Toronto city airport doesn’t allow flights to arrive after 11:00 p.m. (Seriously?). Then we were taken back to Toronto via shuttle bus, and was dropped off downtown, where I then took a taxi home…. and I walked through my door at 1:30 a.m., when I was expecting to get home at 8:30 p.m. Not the best travel experience.
But on the plus side, I got a whole heck of a lot of knitting done on my Ravellenic Games Sweater! For those who don`t know, the Ravellenic Games are hosted on Ravelry, and run parallel to the Olympics- it`s alike a great big Knit along, where you cast on during the opening ceremonies and aim to finish your knit before the end of the closing ceremonies. This is the Coolbreeze Baby Sweater, which I’m modifying slightly to be a little bit bigger than the largest size, since my little munchkin is wearing size 2T already. Fun fact- the pattern photo shows Lila modelling the sample sweater, when she was 6 months old.
I’m loving it. I combed through my stash, trying to decide on colours, and I think this is a great combo. It’s all Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK, and the project page with details can be found here.