Monday, 20 May 2013

First Knits

All is well here - we are enjoying getting to know our littlest bean, and adjusting to life as a family of five.

We are lucky enough to have a few knitters in the family, so here is the little bean in his first handknit....

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


At last, a baby arrived at our house this morning.
He weighs a healthy 9lb 12.5 oz, and was born just over 2 weeks late!
Another WIP.....

Monday, 13 May 2013

Waiting Game #2

Still waiting for the baby to arrive, and finding things to occupy my time and hands.

Alas, knitting does not really appeal - I need short discrete tasks: sorting washing, hoovering, tidying etc. I'm not sure if that's to do with brain power or just physical discomfort - sitting still is hard at the moment.

Soon. It will happen soon.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Waiting Game

The waiting game continues, with little sign of the impending arrival, despite various encouragements.

Whatever my own feelings, at least my midwives and husband seem to be fairly relaxed about things. We'll review our options at the end of the week if nothing has happened by then....

Keep your fingers crossed.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Doll Quilt (FO)

I'm not an experienced quilter, so doll quilts seem like a good way to get some practice.

This is my latest offering, made with some scraps from a couple of other recent projects.

I felt brave enough to try my walking foot, and some freehand wiggly stitching lines. The jelly bean seems to like it, so I think that counts as a success....

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Knitting Gods

The knitting gods smiled on me yesterday and I found an extra ball of the blue yarn I needed.

The most miraculous part of this is that it is the same dye lot as the other balls I have. Yippeeee!

However, despite walking round Edinburgh for several hours, the baby has not yet taken the hint about moving towards the exit. So, today's list of things to do includes a quick hike up nearby Blackford hill...

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Projects a-gogo

Much is happening in these parts,and there are oodles of finished and in progress projects stacked up.

The sewing machine has come out of the cupboard again, so I've been whipping up a few things for the children....

This morning I'm off into town to get a few things (thread, ribbon, elastic) including an extra ball of that sparkly blue yarn - if I can find some. Phoebe is coming on nicely, but I think I'll run out of yarn....

Still no sign of the baby.