Sunday, May 3, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Well the past 6 weeks have been a blur. I became a mum on 18 March 2009 when Zack came into the world and turned it upside down for both me and hubby. Thankfully I finished and felted my bag before all this happened and it was packed and ready a week before he arrived.

I have managed to get some knitting and cross stitching done, but not a lot. I finished and gifted the wedding cross stitch for my cousin. She got married on Saturday. That is the other reason not much has been getting done, I was her Senior Bridesmaid and the people doing our dresses were idiots. Apparently I grew 5 cm overnight because they swore nobody took the hem up (oh and it was a rolled hem so it couldn't be let back down), this was less than 48hrs before the wedding. That was just one of the many issues we had with them. Thankfully the brides dress came from another shop and she had picked it up well before the day.

When I get the camera back I'll put some pic's up.

Oh and Spiderknit taught me to crochet so I'm working on some Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Birthday love

I went to Spotlight today to use some of my birthday vouchers (my family love me!) and this is what I found:

blue polar fleece with bunnies, blue trains in a stretch knit,

Purple polka dots and fake patchwork pink in cotton,

and fleecy flannel stars and clouds so I can make lots of wraps for my friends having boys.

In the knitting bargain bin (ignore the blurry photo), I found this kit with 4 x 50g balls of 4ply cotton for $3 and a bag of bamboo/cotton for $12 in nice green/blues.

I've made a decent amount of progress on my bag.

and this is the Baby Yoda cardigan that I told you about before, it's still unblocked but Im saving all the blocking until a weekend when we dont have a billion things going on.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The count down begins

I have 8 days left of work before I go on leave to become a mum. Technically I have 3 weeks, but of those 3 weeks I'll be at the office for 8 days and I have lunches with friends and work each of the last 3 days. My replacement starts on Tuesday and she's very lovely and seems quite clued in so I don't anticipate a stressfull training period.

On craft things, Im about 1/5 through my version of the Medallion Travel Bag (or here if your not on Ravelry) Im doing it in 2 shades of purple. I'll put pic's up when I remember to photograph it. I think Im doing fairly well given a) how big it is and b) it's my first try at 2 coloured knitting (gotta love youtube for learning things).

I've finished my little bubs Baby Yoda Sweater and am seriously thinking about making the hat with Yoda's ears - just because I can :)

Im doing a list of things I need to have done before I finish work and things that need to be done before the bub arrives. Im not silly enough to think I'll have "spare time" once it's here so I have to include in the lists things like my nieces birthday present and my cousins wedding present (which sadly has been left on the sidelines a bit lately). My nieces birthday is the week after my estimated due date and my cousins wedding is 5 weeks after it as well.