News from this side of the world is that the first of my Sil’s who was due a baby the first week in September had a wee baby boy on Friday night, 15 days early! All is well I hear from my brother and they are over the moon with their new son a little brother for their daughter. With visiting restricted in the hospital I will be seeing them when they get home, but that gives me time to knit up something for the new arrival.
I’ve been for a check up to the doctor this week and he’s very pleased with how everything is going. Baby is getting stronger and kicked the dr constantly while he was listening to the heart beat lol. I’m pleased he’s going to keeping an eye on my iron levels as this was one of the main problems I had while expecting Elizabeth but so far I’m feeling good and haven’t slowed down much, perhaps in the evenings when I get tired, but I do so hate to slow down even while expecting lol.
Knitting this weeks has been in spurts, with us heading into the last week of the holidays I’m just making sure I do indeed have all that is needed.
On the knitting front I finished the knitting part of the Demne. It now needs a light blocking and some buttons but after checking my button box nothing suitable was found so I shall order some next week when I need to order yarn for the children’s Christmas presents. I knit this in Debbie Bliss DK Cotton.
Here is a picture of it so far, just remember its not quite finished yet !
I also finished for my sister in Australia some cloths for her kitchen. The cloth in cream is Scrubby and although I loved the effect for some reason the pattern just didn’t sit with me right so for the white one I changed the pattern to Open Star Dishcloth. This pattern I loved and gives a similar effect. I did add a 2 stitch border all round it.
|Scrubby and Open Star Dishcloths|
I have been thinking of presents this year and with being an organised person I simply can’t leave presents on the long finger until December knowing I’m going to be busy with a new baby in the house so dishcloths it is for presents so the remainder of the ones for this year long challenge I feel will go towards that and I’m still hoping to finish these up before December by knitting extra ones each week.
My sister’s youngest little boy was born at the end of May and I decided to knit him a Bunny Blanket Buddy as well. This will go along with the above cloths and the Koala cloth I knit for him. The Kangaroo cloth is for her eldest son.
|Bunny Blanket Buddy|
This is all that came off my needles for this week but I have been sorting out patterns when I wasn’t knitting. I now have a list of what I need to do for the children for presents, after having asked them they have very definite ideas of what they want! I need to get a yarn order together as I have some but not all of the yarn I need. This is an organising job for this week. Knitting wise this week I will be doing a few gifts for my new nephew (brothers wee boy) and some cloths and if I’m very lucky I shall get some mittens done for the garland as I’ve gotten sidetracked this last few weeks.
This is how the list is looking now
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – Started
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Dishcloths :- 8/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 16/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children. – Started
Items for Baby :-
Demne 1/1 Complete Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – Complete
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 Complete
Owlie Sleep Sack0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1– Complete
Crochet squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 0/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4 – Complete Baby Mitts 1/1 Complete
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat – Complete
I have also had to replace word verification on the blog and I’m sorry to have to do this as I find doing it on others blogs hard and get it hard to read the words but I have received in the last day way above 50 spam comments all over my blog and it has taken considerable time to delete and remove them.
Looking forward to seeing what you have all been doing this week.