Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Piers has arrived!

Piers Julien
Born: April 17, 2006
8 lbs. 14 oz., 23 in.

More photos

Friday, April 14, 2006

Log Cabin Socks

I finished my log cabin socks last night - thanks to Suzy's help on Wednesday night at Stitch n Bitch. I had forgotten to move a cable over and I needed to tink back or rip back around 6 rows. She knew exactly the kind of mood I was in (so close to finishing, 10 months pregnant, no patience!) and tinked back to move the cable for me! She is so nice! So yesterday I just needed a few more rows and the toes. I love how they turned out. They should be great for picking up the dog hair from our wood floors!

No baby yet. But I whipped out a hat for the little guy today out of some Lana Grossa left over from Peter's hat. It's pretty cute and soft - can't wait to see it on him! I'm READY!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Starting to feel guilty

Yeah, still here, no baby. I'm starting to feel guilty because Helen has been going to daycare everyday (she's in full time for the rest of the month), and I've been here without her. However, I've been getting a lot done. But, I'm definitely ready for things to start...ANYTIME now!

To ease my guilt, here's a few cute photos of Helen hamming it up from a week or so ago. Few more here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A sweater, but no baby

Still no baby Piers yet, due date was yesterday. Looks like he is going to show up late like his older sis.

I finished his sweater last week, finally posting a photo. It has a mistake, but I'm living with it. I just realized I should have put the opposite sleeve across the front to cover it up! Can you see the mistake inside one of the cable circles? This sweater took waaay too long to knit for a 6 month size. Cabling was fun, but I'm ready for some mindless stockinette! Stay tuned for the modeled photos as soon as Piers decides to show up.

Aren't those the cutest little shoes ever?! Piers' first Parisian fashions from meme.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Full Impact

So I didn't flash my stash on the 1st, but I certainly increased it! Two LYS were/are going out of business and I took the opportunity to stock up on some yarn. Figured I may as well now since I won't have a job anymore now that baby is coming = no yarn money.

Pulling everything out of the bags made me realize the full impact of my purchases!

So, from Parkside Wool, there's 17 hanks of Cascade 220 (most at 50% off, a few at 35% off), 12 hanks total of Manos (at 50% off!), 1 hank of Donegal Tweed (35% off), bamboo purse handles (35% off), couple of Fiber Trends patterns (50% off).

From Wooly Monkey, 10 skeins Mission Falls wool, black purse handles, Rebecca winter 2005 pattern book, misc patterns, all at 50% off.

Then of course, in addition to all of this, I've been stocking up on sock yarn. Not sure why....maybe because I'm pregnant and it's the only thing I can knit for myself at the moment!

There's two hanks from Brooklyn Handspun Yarn - one superwash in Hawaii Joy, and one handspun in Deep Elemental. One hank of handspun in River from SweetGeorgia Yarns. And four hanks of Kiogu KPPM bought on sale for $6 something per hank.

Whew! I think I have plenty of yarn (this in addition to what I've already got) to keep me busy for awhile!

I also ordered a few books to fullfil my Crafter's Choice obligation.
One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet by Leigh Radford and Inspired Cable Knits: 20 Creative Designs for Making Sweaters and Accessories by Fiona Ellis.