A Cold

The baby got his first cold last weekend, and so of course now that he is getting better I’m coming down with a doozy of a cold. Until I became a parent, I would deal with any illness by lying in bed with tea and movies, wearing the same sweatpants for days and demanding sympathy. But you can’t be a princess when you’ve got kids so now I’m learning to power through. Thank goodness for our wonderful babysitter who came over for a few hours so I could sit quietly with my tea.

And work on my knitting. I was in the mood for a very simple project and an excuse to use this gorgeous purple yarn that I picked up at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival a few years ago. So I’m improvising a hood hat based loosely on the shape of this adorable hat by Pink Brutus Knits. The plan is to line it with some lovely soft flannel if it turns out well.