Monday, October 13, 2008

Picnic in the park

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)

Look at that sweet boy! I'm making kissing noises at him. We had a nice picnic in the park with our friends Jon and Kristin and their son Lincoln on Saturday. We ate sandwiches from our favorite Vietnamese sandwich shop under a nice shady tree in the park next to our house. Kristin took a bunch of photos of Sam and me. Our camera is a little heavy with photos of Sam and his Daddy.

Actual knitting content! I started this sweater for little Lincoln earlier this summer and got about 2/3 through the back before we left for Vietnam. On the flight over, I almost finished the back. And since we've gotten Sam, I've done maybe 10 rows.

I love this pattern (Dougie Dog Sweater from Lucinda Guy) but those cables are a bitch! Just for the record, there are 37 of them (yes, THIRTY-SEVEN) on each row. And the whole front and sleeves are in this pattern too. (Also, I have to learn intarsia to do the pocket.) What was I thinking? I know what I was thinking: I don't have a child; let's do this really complicated sweater for my good friend's son. Now I worry I'll never finish it. And I won't let myself start anything new till I do. Wish me luck...


Di said...

I think the sweater will be great! I don't have a baby and I still manage to never finish things - I think I suffer from knitting attention defecit disorder....

Sam looks so cute!

Anonymous said...

Say, that sounds like a new disorder--KADD! The sweater looks great. I don't think I did much knitting when I had two little girls 13 months apart!

Love, Mom

catieann said...

hi heidi
what a beautiful picture of the two of u~~ he is sooo beautiful.
the sweater is gorgeous. Don't be hard on will get done when it is done.

Rebecca said...

Look at him looking at you! He is too cute. :)

The sweater pattern is gorgeous but you are braver than I to attempt all those cables LOL. You'll do fine with the intarsia, it's pretty easy once you give it a try. Much easier than 37 cables per row!