Thursday, October 25, 2007

One FO, and a work in progress...

The sunrise circle jacket is finished, and I love it. Even if I can't post pictures the right way up (it is late at night here, after all.) No, I'm not putting buttons on it, but I am looking for a replacement for the DPN. Yes, I'm going to try and shrink it slightly as I think it may be a bit big even for me.
Update in the morning (or at some point, anyhow.) My boys are away, and so, must sleep.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The sunrise circle jacket is finished, and is being seamed literally as I type. Both shoulders done, one side seam in progress, one side and two arms to go. And you know what? I think it's going to fit....
In other news, my camera fizzed and died, and there didn't seem to be any point in having a blog without pictures. I have a new camera. It's new, and shiny, and lovely, and has a trillion terrifying features, and I have no idea how to take the pictures off it. But I will do. I'll learn.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Can't be bothered...

to get the camera out and take a picture of half a pair of longies. Ditto a sleeve of a cardigan. Can't be bothered to knit the front of the cardigan. Just TOO much work. Must sit here, surf MDC and ravelry and quietly, slowly, sedentarily solidify.
This pregnancy is seriously kicking my ass. I got knocked over by a pushbike last week, and that just finished off my already dubious pelvic ring. The good news is that the symphsis pubis dysfunction has NOT reoccured, all the pain is in the back- which makes it both more manageable and treatable. My back muscles are strong enough that this is happening (although my bottom muscles, apparently are weak and flabby. Tell me something new, OK?) I need to sleep, DD is giving up naps, and generally it's just all going a bit wrong. And if I hear the word cake, coke or cheese again, I may have to scream, strip naked, and run up and down the M4 until they come and lock me away somewhere QUIET until I finish gestating.
Last week was my daughter Rowan's eighth anniversay, and this week is pregnancy and birth loss awareness week. We sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for all the missing brothers and sisters and sons and daughters. It was nice.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Newborn longies

Well, the scan showed that Eurovision baby is a boy: proving that maybe Shettles was onto something after all, though we weren't trying for any gender in particular. So baby boy has his first pair of longies, knitted in some faded iris Rio de la Plata that I bought to make Skye a cardigan from and decided I didn't like in garter stitch.
Aren't they ickle? Knowing that LTK patterns tend to come up something on the big side, I made newborn, even though I'm anticipating a comfortable 8lber. I love them. They're just incredibly soft and snuggly and warm.
In other news, I'm halfway up sleeve two of my cardigan, and the weather has turned already. I'm also pondering the question:
What DO you wear on your feet when you're too pregnant to tie your shoelaces but it's too cold for Birkenstocks?
I'm thinking Birkenstock clogs and socks, but I'm open to suggestions.