I gave myself the weekend off, but I’m back to my routine now.

Thursday and Friday evenings were quiet needlework evenings and most of the weekend was, too. I babysat the Baby, went to church, and did a little housework, but mostly I read, watched Acorn, and did knitting and sewing.

I swatched with the alpaca yarn. Nadia the Cat likes this yarn a lot. I didn’t like it much on #5 needles. It knitted up unevenly and was too open.

When I switched to size 0 needles, it became smooth and soft. That’s 7 stitches to the inch. I’m not sure of the yardage, so I’m not sure what I can make. Now that I know the gauge, though, I can contemplate the question in the back of my mind as I work on Geo-Snow (Epic project) and Ravinia (Zombie project).

I also worked on a little wardrobe for the Baby.

Pants and a top in multicolored seersucker plus a top in Liberty cotton lawn. This is from the Oliver + S Lullaby Layette pattern. I cut the top short for the lawn version, and gathered a panel. Just to make it a but different.

I’m also making a dress (pattern from la Drogeurie) in the lawn.

I also have a length of yellow seersucker, from which I will make pants and a top, probably with sleeves. All the pieces will mix and match. The Baby will be totally ready for her next business trip.

I also worked on both Raviana and Geo-Snow. This is the first time in several months that I have been able to get into that creative flow. I didn’t exercise or follow my meal plan — in fact, I had ice cream about five times over the weekend — but I slept as much as possible and was productive. My weight didn’t change. I’m within 2 pounds of my college weight.

I feel relaxed, though I have two meetings today. I did my Wii fit and had my Kodiak high protein waffle (I added applesauce and cinnamon) and tea. Time now to dress and start work at 8:00 a.m.