Here we are with a week gone of the New Year already. Wow! I am already behind reading blogs and blogging, so much for starting the New Year on track. I have been working three days a week of the past two weeks, putting in 12-13 hour days so I can't say I have had much rest. Lots of beginning of the year paperwork and such has kept me busy at home when I am not at work. But yesterday we did find the time to make a trip to IKEA for a new bed for Little Buddy. He is getting too big for a toddler bed and he is really too small for a twin bed. I had a whole other bed in mind when we went, an adjustable bed that grows with him but look what I found, this darling bed. It is just the perfect size. I'd say it is about 14 inches longer than the toddler bed so it has plenty of room to grow, but still feels like it isn't too big for a wee little boy who thinks he is big, but is barely on the growth chart.
Here is the funny part of the story. We were looking at the sample bed in the store, with Little B popping on and off of it to see if it would work. There was a duvet on the bed and pillow covering the headboard so I assumed the top was big white slats. I did not know there were any sheep on the headboard until we got it home and put together. How cute is this headboard? Now I know this bed was meant of Little B.
Of course in typical IKEA style the fitted sheet comes in the size of the special mattress but no other linens did. I bought the twin robot bedding and brought it home intending to have it all tucked in so I could use it when he moves to a twin bed, but quickly realized I would not be happy with it like that. After a late afternoon trip to Joann's Fabric and Crafts for some light weight flannel fabric to make a top sheet/light blanket, I made three blankets to put between the duvet and Little B. I then took on the duvet and duvet cover, shortening the length by 8 inches and each side by 6. I think the finished duvet looks and fits perfectly. As for Little Buddy, when he got into bed last night he proclaimed it to be, "The most cozy spot ever." I can't ask for more than that!
Work continues on my new wrap. Well whenever there has been a spare minute there has been work, and frankly those minutes have been tough to find lately. I have 24 completed squares, and there are many circles left to put this beautiful golden border on. I am going to run out of this gold color yarn before I am done so will pop by the yarn store this week for more. I am hoping for simple and elegant, but we will see how it turns out.
I have enough yarn in my stash to make three different sweaters. My goal this year is to simply knit one sweater. This soft and beautiful yarn is by Malabrigo. I got it for free with a scratch off card from Eat.Sleep.Knit a few years ago. They placed a scratch off card with your order so you could win some lovely things. I won $100 in yarn, I know right? I was beside myself. I ordered this yarn and have been researching the perfect sweater for it ever since. I have always wanted to make the Einstein Coat by Sally Melville, this might work perfectly. After this past week of cold temps I should have made it long ago because I could have been wearing it all week long.
How has your first week of 2018 been? Are you staying warm?