Tomorrow is my nephew's first birthday. I remember it well for being so very long a day. The call came at 12:45 am and after a few hours, they sent her home until the afternoon. I had four classes (one a three-hour night class) that day on two hours of sleep. I went back and forth between hospital and class all day. He arrived at 11:30pm. On his due date. And has filled my life with so much love, I can't believe it. I'm lucky that I get to see him almost every day.
I made him a sweater. With an elephant.
From Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Elephant instead of bird.
And towards many other firsts, a second. I was spoiled by Santa this Christmas and found a new sewing machine under the tree. It's a Janome 4120QDC and it's so zoomy!!! I love it and can finally learn to free-motion. It's incredibly quiet (my old Kenmore shook and squeaked the house down) and if I can't manage a scant 1/4" seam allowance, I have nothing left to blame but the operator. I have only just started to play around with all the features and what-not but I'm completely in love.
I named it Oscar. Yep, I name things. Usually British men's names. My phone is Giles. My iPad is Nigel. There's also a Hamish, a Kenneth, and a Darwin in my life. There was a Kevin, but it's still too hard to talk about... :-) I don't name cars; I find it portends their doom.