Before Parker was born, my sister and I spent a weekend making a Quiet Book for him. Specifically, I bought the pattern for this quiet book. I stupidly thought we could "bang this out" in a weekend. WHOO BOY was I wrong. We spent a good/whole weekend, crafting this project and only got about 4 pages done. My mom swooped in and did some embroidery for me. We always said we'd spend more rainy/snowy weekends finishing it, but we never have. Recently I've often thought about the book and how much Parker would enjoy it right now. Well, eventually, my guilt got the best of me and I decided enough was enough, I was going to finish the damn book.
I'm close too. Sister came back for a day and contributed to another page and I've been sacrificing knitting nap times in the name of working with felt. I've nearly got all the move-able activities done. (One more page!) All that remains is the dreaded embroidery and sewing. Oh guys, I am SO. SO. SOOOOOO. bad at embroidery. Like SHOCKINGLY bad at it. I promise to show you all the work I've been putting into this book just as soon as it's finished, but in the mean time here's an "overall" work in progress shot.
That's not to say I've completely ignored the knitting. I managed to knit 2 sections on a charity blanket (STASH BUSTING YAY!) and get it out the door! (WCOBB called Stripey Bits)
I also managed to cast on Umaro and get the first ball out the door. Umaro is a lovely pattern, but does require some attention to be paid, so it's going to be slower moving that I had hoped.