Who knew that this baby thing would overtake my life and that getting everyday stuff accomplished would end up in bed rest!!! I think that I have gone into nesting mode which has made me feel run down. Baby K is due November 11th and I am exhausted.
But we just can’t wait to see her and to hold her and I have been getting some knitting done for her and I can’t wait for her to wear the little knits her Mama made for her.
There’s tons more knitting stuff I want to get done before she arrives, but I guess that I will just have to ease up and take things slow.
In the meantime, how about a doll’s dress…
I used 1.5 hanks of Phildar Canasta yarn to make this cute sundress for an 18” doll. The yarn is super splity but has a lovely sheen to it. I think that it turned out cute. I used my own pattern to work this dress and called this pattern “Bo Peep” The pattern will be posted on my blog for anyone interested!
We’ve been waiting to see your sweet little face
To hold you in our arms in a tight embrace
A cute little nose
And ten tiny toes
Two twinkly, fluttering eyes
As you dream and sigh
Your baby fingers that grasp and hold
So small your frame we want to enfold
The curls that frame your sweet baby brow
We’re excited to watch you learn to talk and grow
You’re our sweet little angel sent to us from above
We will care for you, be there for you and nurture you with our love
God keep you safe and warm our sweet little pearl
Come soon and meet us our precious baby girl
Hubby and I are leaving for Switzerland for two weeks. No cooking, no cleaning, no laundry…just mountains and waterfalls and lakes and green, green grass. Can’t wait to relax and soak it all in. Vacation knitting will include “Blossom” from MagKnits using some bright orange Phildar Licorne yarn for a fun knit:)
I had my 22 week anatomy ultrasound done today and we found out that we’re having a little girl. We’re so thrilled and cannot wait to meet her!!!
It’s been ages since I updated my blog and with good reason. I was too sick to think about typing anything coherent or uploading pictures. All this feeling sick is because…..insert drum roll here….there’s a bun in the oven!!!!
Yipee, we are expecting baby #2 and I am 15 weeks pregnant. I was pretty nauseous and exhausted during the first trimester, but things have been looking up (sort of) the past couple weeks and so I am hoping that this will continue. I have not done any baby knitting yet because we don’t know yet if this baby is a boy or a girl…needless to say, we can’t wait to find out.
However, I have been doing some baby knitting for a friend who is expecting her baby boy in June. Here is a picture of seaming in progress. I blocked the pieces but that did not help because the edges are still curling. Could be because of all the stockinette. It was a fun, quick knit. I will make sure to post pictures once I finish seaming, attaching the collar and inserting the funky crochet cord ties at the neck.
I’ve also been working on a clapotis scarf using some wonderful Koiguuuuuuu that I bought from Three Bags Full in Vancouver. This yarn is so lovely to work with and I love the colors.
I am using the skinnier scarf version of the pattern and I hope that two skeins will give a decent sized scarf. I guess I just have to keep knitting until I run out of yarn:)
The thing about knitting is that you just can’t seem to put it down. Last evening I kept thinking that after I knit this row I will begin making dinner. Then I got to the end of the row and the next row was a pattern row. Can’t mess with the pattern row because that’s the best part of the project right? So I work that row and a couple more so that I can see how the pattern row turned out. Well, what do we have here, the next pattern row? No problem, I thought that I would throw a frozen pizza into the oven, but I just had to finish the next row.
Sigh…I put my knitting down and went into the kitchen and I actually had a great time cooking some killer meatballs for my family. They deserve plenty-O loving because they put up with my knitting crazies.