Happy Labor Day! I get to spend the day with my little nuts, the fruits of my labor, and this is what Son Two and I found this morning:
The oldest played some late-night marathon Mario Rabbids with Dad. Might be a long day.
I don't care if it's eighty degrees- it's pumpkin spice time. It's time for pumpkin spice and Bojangles biscuits (because swimsuit season is OVER) and loom knitting hats.
On our way to Alabama, we got caught in the outbound Labor Day weekend traffic, which is always a bit frustrating. But I was able to loom knit in the car and feel productive despite the trucks all around. I gave my loom-knitting pitch to my friend at work last week. It's just so easy to get started and make impressive, useful projects right out of the gate!
I knitted a toddler toboggan and about a foot of scarf while we rode the roads, using bits of colorful yarn from other projects. My beanies took a neat hipster turn with the remnants of a variegated ball I made into an infinity scarf this summer.
I've found that neat things can happen by mixing and matching yarn, as long as it's all the same weight. But now is the time to start those matching hats for the holiday pics, or a great themed hat, like these Mickey and Minnie hats from Knitting Journal:
We visited Sweet Creek Farm in Montgomery, Alabama with Grandma and Grandpa on Saturday. It was such a neat place, right on the road to PCB, with something for everyone. I got some pumpkin butter (pumpkin spice time!), and Son One found a quill that he wants to take to first grade to write with.
Son Two napped during the visit, but it might have been for the best. Cue the Jaws music set to clucking: