Oh my, what a difference a haircut can make. J-Man's shaved 'do was growing out in a spiky mass already so we went in today for a trim. I'm always amazed at how much he looks like a "little boy" (vs. the toddler look) when he gets a haircut!
(Yes, bananas, grilled cheese and yogurt were on the lunch menu today.) The shaved look lasted us from the start of summer all the way through Labor Day though...pretty nice to save money from the barber trips...considering how fast this kid's hair grows!
In Knitting News, I'm very excited that I've talked my sister into knitting the Pinwheel Sweater for my niece, Gigi. It's the most darling little girl sweater but - given my current knitting queue for the fall - I won't have any time to knit it. My sister learned to knit at the same time that I did and has knit some beautiful things including a baby sweater for her godson and a jumper dress for her friend's daughter. She just needs a push to get going again and this sweater is just the ticket. (Seriously, she loved it right away, so there wasn't a lot of convincing to do!)
We're ordering some Knit Picks Swish Superwash for the sweater in Bare, Baby Blue, Ballerina, Capri, Bubblegum, Deep Ocean and Fired Brick - a range of pinks and blues from light to dark. There was a bit of agonizing over the colors, since they're all so beautiful and you need seven for the sweater, but my sister called today with the final choices. (She was truly inspired by Alison's Pinwheel that she just knit for her Wee One, but wasn't as a much a fan of the red sleeves...it's so pretty though!)
As for my knitting, I'm still plugging along on the Organic Alpaca Cardi and the Malabrigo Capelet - I just haven't updated my progress percentages recently. I finished the back of the Cardi and made good progress on one of the front panels on our recent road trip. The Capelet was frogged and re-started on different needles due to gauge. Since it was a quick shop pattern, gauge wasn't listed on the pattern. Yeah. Just starting in with the recommended needle size doesn't usually work for this tight knitter! No bother, Malabrigo is a dream to knit with regardless of how many times you start. Hopefully, I'll have an FO photo of it to share soon!