WordPress is on my list. I have typed this post up twice already, and this is number three. WordPress keeps doing screwy things to it. I proofread, then hit publish and mysteriously half the post is gone. What the hell WordPress?! All I want to do is share how much love Maks has for his new pullover. The pullover that he won’t take off. The pullover that he wanted to sleep in last night. The pullover that when I told him was ready, all the ends woven in and trimmed, he promptly grabbed and pulled on with a pair of dinosaur lounge pants. I wish I had gotten some pictures of the shirt with the pants, but instead I have pictures of him nicely dressed and making faces at the camera. I think that these faces sum up how I’m feeling about wordpress right now. That and a few other things that I’m not going to say, you know, because I’m a lady.

But, let us not dwell on that awfulness. Let us talk about the sweater instead, Fratello by Georgin Hallem. As I said, Maks won’t take it off. He loves it. He loved getting to try it on throughout the whole process. It was going to be a gift for his birthday which is coming up in a few weeks on August 9th. But, this morning, when I told him it was done, he promptly removed his sleeping tee, grabbed the sweater and put it on. He then proceeded to wear it all around the house with a pair of dinosaur pants. How could I possibly tell him he had to wait for his birthday? Sadly, I didn’t get the picture with the dino pants, but I did get quite a few of him having fun outside.

Did I mention that it is nearly 90 out there? Or that the sweater is 100% merino wool? Yeah. That’s how much he loves this sweater. I know a lot of people don’t like wool for kids. They think it is too much work and that all of it has to be handwashed, but that isn’t true anymore. Superwash is great for kids. You still get all the fabulouslness of wool, with the ease of care of cotton, just toss it in the washer and dryer and you’re good to go. Who could not love that?

His big brother loves this sweater too. When I said it was time to get dressed, Niko was so excited about Maks’ pullover, that he went and got his knit shirt. Of course Niko’s is a cotton-linen blend, much more appropriate for one of the hottest summers in recent memory.

This is my second completed sweater for the luvinthemommyhood Summer Sweater KAL. I’m really impressed with myself. Not only have I completed two sweaters, I’ve completed two sweaters in three weeks. Of course, when I knit like this, it means I’m not making time for my other major time-suck hobby, reading. I need to figure out some way to balance the two. I know a lot of people can read and knit at the same time. I can, sort of, if it is on my nook. But I prefer not to. Audio books work, but I seem to have a hard time finding the books I want to read in audio format. So balance. What I probably should do is do my reading when I get breaks during the day and in the morning and my books in the evening after they are in bed. But I enjoy my night-time knitting sessions. I get so much done. So, even if I come up with a plan, chances are I won’t stick to it. That’s just not my style. I guess I’ll just have to make it work, somehow. In the meantime, I’ll just finish up the second mitt of my Accidental Girly Mitts, while waiting for a test pattern to arrive. And in 1.5 weeks the Ravellenic Games start and can finally cast on Different Lines. So um yeah, as I was saying, balance.

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