Sunday, January 27, 2008

Catching up

Funny how things get backed up when you get sick. Everyone (except the kids - go figure!) in the house got sick just after New Years. I finally feel human again.

So since I'm catching up, lets see how things have been going.

The baby is growing more and more everyday. I think she's finally turned head down and my worries about having to deliver a breech baby again are going away. She's fond of kicking my ribs and using my bladder as a pillow. I'm 31 weeks today, and if all goes as planned, in 9 weeks (ish), I'll have a new baby girl.

In knitting news...

The bliss blanket is halfway done. I haven't had a chance to take a picture of it recently, but I'll get on that. I started my portion of a charity baby blanket. It's really cool, one person starts the blanket, knits 4 inches and sends it to the next person. Then, they have 2 weeks to knit 4 inches and send it on. When the last person finishes their 4 inches, it gets sent back to the person who started it and a new blanket is started. The blankets are delivered to a hospital to give to babies in need. I believe there are currently 8 (?) charity baby blankets out there in the US, Canada, and the UK.

I started a hat for myself. I'm using the Yarn Harlot's Unoriginal Hat pattern and Moda Dea Tweedle yarn in the blue heather colourway. It's so nice and soft and was on sale at Michael's when I got it. Sales are good. They make me feel warm and fuzzy. I also started a pair of baby Ugg booties for a friend. She's having a girl and asked for a bright colour. The yarn store I went to only had the Berroco Suede in blue, brown, light purple, bright pink, and orange. I didn't think she was an orange-y type person, so I grabbed the pink. If she's not thrilled with it...well I'll keep these and go find a different colour for her....but I think she'll like them.

Oh and I finished something too (hey wait, stop pretending to have a heart attack, it's not nice). I ran across a pattern for a baby washcloth. It just so happened, I had the right yarn and right sized needles in my stash, so I cast on right away. Only took two days and the finished result is pretty cool. I have yellow in the same yarn and I think blue and white too. I'd like to make a matching set of these washcloths. Maybe the yellow and other colours do the baby's initials instead of the feet.

I know this blog post isn't extremely amusing or otherwise entertaining. Give me some time to get back up to feeling like a person again instead of a sick cow.


Oh and here's a picture of the yarn I'm using for my part of the charity baby blanket. Isn't it so nice and pretty and bright?


JL said...

Hope u r feeling better today.

love the baby wash cloth, very sweet colour too.

veekcee said...

I'm sorry to hear you have been sick; glad you are feeling better. The washcloth is so cute and the yarn for the afghan is bright and cheerful!