Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Knits

It's been a long time since I wrote anything on this blog, as it's been quite a hectic year. I had a rather eventful pregnancy, to say the least. All's well now though, and we have a beautiful baby girl, Dylan. I taught myself to knit whilst I was on bed rest (well, retaught, my Nana used to knit with me when I was a little girl), and that is where all my creativity has been channelled for the past year. I keep trying to pick up my sketchbook, but I'm so distracted and bedazzled by Dylan, that I just can't commit to drawing her. Knitting kept me sane for the time I needed it, and I still knit when I can now. It's such a meditative thing, I'm so glad to have found it again. I get a lot of patterns from Ravelry , and found a beautiful book called Natural Nursery Knits, by Erica Knight. I use 100% natural yarns, like wool, alpaca, bamboo and cotton.

I'll be teaching a class at LTCC during the summer, so I'll be working on reintroducing art into my life again soon. Spring is here, and the landscapes are calling. Maybe Dylan can be my Plein Air Baby!