New knits for fall

Even though the seasons don’t change much around here, I am finding myself so ready for fall. Bring on the sweaters and football!

I have just added some new products to my Etsy shop that will be perfect come colder weather.

Super chunky knit cowls

Reversible slouch hats

Lightweight fingerless gloves

I’ve also started offering my most popular sized pouf, the extra large (approximately 18×13 inches), in a thicker knit that resembles my rope poufs.

It comes stuffed with foam, but if you go with the stuff-it-yourself option, it looks like this.

I also have been at work for a long time on a homemade yarn that resembles the rope. I love the look of the rope, but need a more consistent, higher-quality product. I think I have finally figured out how to do it, and hopefully soon I will be able to start replacing some items with that yarn.

So my shop is kind of in transition right now, but I’m really excited for new products and what’s yet to come.

Miss Harper has been helping model my baby legwarmers.

It’s fun to watch her keep growing into the next size. And thanks to my lovely sister Megan for modeling my other knit products. She sure makes them look good!

Bits and bobs from July

I know people always say this, but how the heck did it get to be August already? I have a bunch of photos to post from our trip, but I wanted to post the rest from the month of July before I do that.

Mike and I had our first date afternoon without the baby, which was really nice. His coworker watched Harper while we had lunch, ice cream, and went to a museum. We ate at Burma Superstar in Temescal, which was a lot less crowded in the afternoon than it normally is. We shared a rainbow salad, which is a mix of too many things to mention, but pretty tasty. They toss it all together at the table for you.

Then we walked down the street and got ice cream from Tara’s. I got the carrot cake, super yum.

I’m getting more and more used to the idea of leaving Harper with someone else, so I think there are more dates in our future. Hooray!

This is random, but I just noticed that on the back of our coffee bean bag there are these little notes about women’s roles in the company. Good to know.

I’ve been playing around with some new apps. I really like Over for adding words to your photos.

And speaking of berries, have you ever seen sunshine raspberries? I saw one package at the store and had to get them. They’re really good.

And finally, I had to share this picture of all the babies at my recent moms gathering. This is probably the last time they’ll sit still long enough for us to put them in a neat circle.