It's wildflower season again! Mike was the photographer for this walk since I was holding bebe.
Most importantly, I went to the woods because I wished to see trillium. Last year it bloomed so early we nearly missed seeing it at all. This year we made a point of going out before the end of April, and the flowers are all just starting to bloom.
We also saw some young Jack-In-The-Pulpit:
Trout Lily, which was exciting to see since it is usually done blooming by the time we go fishing for it:
And the Skunk Cabbage was blooming!:
We also saw some cute little violets and bluebells:
Of course, we also took some time to play in the stream. Only one child actually fell in this time.
The flowers were beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the kids were well-behaved. It was a great day for a walk in the woods!
The number one favorite place for children in our yard is the crabapple tree, also affectionately known as "the orchard". There was a confluence of kids there today when some friends came to visit and the neighbors came over at the same time. I understand the impulse. Those long branches, low to the ground, who could resist?
I'm taking advantage of having a winter baby by using the opportunity to make lots of teeny, warm things for the girl to wear. The warm-weather babies never have it this good!
The sweater is Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Baby Sweater On Two Needles", which is always a lovely pattern. I've probably made more of these than any other sweater. This one was 90% finished quite a while before this girl arrived, but I finally got it all put together. It's big enough that it should fit her through the spring.
The pants are a new project. I just wanted her to have another warm and cozy something for her legs. That, and, tiny pants are a lot of fun to knit!
Here are the Ravelry notes for the pants, and this is the link for the sweater.
The sweater has some extra room for her to grow into it, so it should last through spring.
The pants, while adorable, won't fit for long. It was probably a mistake to make the "newborn" size when my babies are born bigger than most. I'll just have to squeeze her into them as much as possible while I still can!
Like moths to a flame, so it is with these kids to a camera.