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I'm knitting little things:

It's a pair of socks for me, out of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in "Fiji." The Dogwood Blossoms sweater is too difficult to work on with Miss Daphne in the room. She had to take each ball of yarn out of the bag, and a couple of times pulled the sts out of my needles. The socks are easier to hold onto and walk around with. The pattern is from Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks.

We're still waiting for the stork to arrive. He has made a few passes over the house but hasn't landed yet.

The family has been enjoying some spring-like weather. Rocky and Sunny are enjoying the yard and playing with Daphne.

She likes to work. Here she is weeding the garden. She's picking dandelions out of the flower beds.

Speaking of Daphne, the Peapod Cardigan I made for her a few months ago still fits: 

I'll keep you informed of the arrival of the stork, when it happens.

As a public service announcement, Karen Combs has had some quilts stolen. If you have seen any of them, please let her know. Her website with photos of the missing quilts is here:

What's on my needles: Fiji Socks, as in photo above.
What's on my wheel: My wheel is languishing at home, but I have my Golding Tsunami with me with some Ashford merino and silk in "Mulberry."
What's on my iPad: Still reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. I read a chapter every night at bedtime on the Kindle app.
What's my app of the week: iBooks, where we have The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, which we have been reading over and over. Daphne knows how to turn the pages.
What's in my wine glass: Charles Shaw (aka "Two Buck Chuck") Shiraz 2010, since DH made a run to Rochester, MN, to Trader Joe's.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 2, 2012 at 8:19pm

Wonderful blog.  Daphne is looking so very grown up... amazing how they grow.  At least you are getting some knitting done.  Hope Zachary arrives soon.  ♥

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 2, 2012 at 5:19pm

We have made dandelion wine, but never dye. Interesting.

I'm sure Daphne will be a knitter. Her mom knits, and I can spend time teaching her when she's ready. She's very good with her hands already. And she loves colors.

Comment by Buffy Joseph on April 2, 2012 at 5:00pm

Adorable pictures! And maybe Daphne "helping" with your Dogwood Blossoms sweater means she will be a knitter soon? :)

Thanks so much for posting about Karen's missing quilts. I really hope they show up somewhere.

Comment by wendy on April 2, 2012 at 11:36am

What a cutie Miss Daphne is!  It sounds like all of you are having a wonderful time :o)  Did you know you and dye with dandelions? It's supposed to give a pretty green.  Love the pics. 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 2, 2012 at 11:17am
LOL! Her mom looks like she swallowed a pumpkin seed!
Comment by Bren on April 2, 2012 at 10:59am

How cute is that peapod sweater?  I sometimes miss having little ones in the house.  My kids are big and crusty now.  LOL.  She's just a sweet little pumpkin seed.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 2, 2012 at 10:41am
Daphne has been turning pages on real books for some time. She seems good with her hands for her age. Future knitter?
Jo, that sounds like a great book!
Comment by KnitWhich? on April 2, 2012 at 10:33am

I'll bet you are having the time of your life with Daphne!  I know she's a handful rught now, but you'll be treasuring these days later.

I just got in Charlene Schurch & Beth Parrott's bookThe Sock Knitter's Handbook.  It's a great encyclopaedia of sock knitting.

We recently got a Trader Joe's here in Greenville, and my DH makes a run every once in a while.  They've got good stuff!

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 2, 2012 at 10:11am

Oh, Peggy, that is wonderful that Daphne is already turning pages on the book, even if it is in digital format. I'm sure one day people will wonder what this turning pages thing is all about!

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