People often ask me, “So are you guys going to try for a fourth? You know, maybe you’ll have a girl!” My first reply is usually that a fourth child just might put me hiding under the dining room table with a bottle of something-or-other. But my real reply is that I’ve got nothing against girls (since I am one and all) but I really, really like having a house full of boys.

I like brotherly ice cream thievery.

I love boyish forts, including imaginary bear hunting and some sort of “lost kids living in the woods in the Civil War” game they had going on.


I love grubby little faces full of milk and cereal.


And I love making things for my boys. Enter my second Pebble Vest:



This vest was knit on size 10.5 needles using a handspun yarn I finished a couple of year ago. I was a wee bit short and used some leftover Lamb’s Pride in gray to finish it up. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this pattern.

I did have a realization this weekend about my knitting. Everything I knit these days is for Spinner, who rapidly grows out of it. Time to knit for the big boys so I can get more wear out of them. Enter the Robin Hood Jacket, which will be my Knitting Olympics project. I’m casting on Friday night during the opening ceremonies. Yes, I’m going to try to do this while all three boys are awake and jostling me on the couch for space. Anyone want to place bets on whether or not I even manage to cast on all the stitches? Maybe if Spinner falls asleep early….



Filed under family, finished objects, handspun, kids, knitting

4 responses to “Boys

  1. Amy

    I love having boys too. I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything. Well–I wish I could have gotten them to read and love my childhood favorites, like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, and that definitely didn’t happen. Other than that? Fun all the way.

  2. Guinifer

    I find boys so relaxing, but I do miss dolls, and dresses and shoes…

  3. Love this post, and the Pebble Vest. When people ask me if hubby and I are gonna have a third child, my reply is that were we to become pregnant I’d have to drive my hubby to the ER and tell him there, because he’d surely have a heart attack on the spot. Therefore, I think it’s safe to say that we’re done. 🙂 What can I say…we’re dog tired!

  4. I can’t even imagine the energy level at your place!

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