My little fellas have been sick. That ooey gooey snot kind of sick topped with chronic fevers of 39C+. There has been round the clock medicating, midnight comforting and a constant vigil with Liam in case he fits. Praise God he hasn't had another seizure.
My boys are on the mend, with just the trail of goo from their noses to mop up. Meanwhile, Rick and I have succumbed. At least we aren't nursing the boys through it anymore! I dare say the lack of sleep for the past couple of weeks reduced our normally tough constitutions, that and it is that time of the year. Who hasn't had a cold?
During all this time I have hardly stepped out of the house. And cabin fever hit. We were going nuts. Then, Jen said to come over on Wednesday for her little Harry's birthday. He turned 2. It was a great goal to work towards, this party, but we failed to heal up in time and decided to keep our germs to ourselves.
How are you with dates? Me? I'm hopeless. I remember Jen's birthday because I have known her for 27 years, but do you think I can remember her babies' birthdays? Ha! I struggle to remember my own two boys'. So I was not prepared for Harry's and then not being able to get out got me in a panic about a present.
After a quick search on my favourite's list on Ravelry, I rediscovered this pattern.
A rocket, what kid does not like a rocket? I used to think that knitted toys were a bit lame, but there are heaps of really funky ones out there. And this little guy was super easy to knit up! My boys are already putting orders in for some and my adult step-daughter wants one too!
The pattern calls for duplicate stitch. If you don't know what duplicate stitch is, here is a tutorial. Tres easy.
You can find my ravelled details here
What is your go-to handmade gift for little boys or girls?