Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's Spring, it's Spring!

I've been wearing sandals for two days now - and it's funny to look at the leftover snow in the front yards at the same time.

In the "business of yarn" we worked on Spring last Fall. When the designs finally come out it's so old news to me that I forget that it's brand-spanking new to you! Here's what I came up with, I hope you like.

This is a slightly A-line Cardi in one of our new Artful Yarns, called "Cliché".

A top in "Marine" - a slinky, variegated yarn. It's knit in the round up to the armholes, then split for front and back.

This is - next to the "Cliché" cardi in Artful Yarns - my favourite of the Reynolds designs: A tunic in "Soft Linen".

A raglan knit in a new yarn that's called "Rise and Shine" - it's a play on the fact that it's made of 50% cotton and 50% mercerized cotton, which definitely lends some shine to it. (I can't help it, but the lady doesn't look 100% thrilled to be wearing it....or is it just me?)

A tee in "Top Seed Cotton", which is mercerized and hard wearing. Meaning that it can be thrown in the wash lots and lots of times and it only gets softer. The neckline on this one was a real puzzler, it took me a while to figure it out to my satisfaction.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

That was a surprise, eh?

Thank you for all your enthusiastic congratulations!

I'm not nauseous any more (or so I thought, after two blissful, wonderful, nausea free days, I felt a bit queasy this afternoon again), but I haven't got a baby bump yet. That is to say, I do, but it's well hidden. I can feel it, but you can't see it. My due date is in September, it seems a long while away but we know how time flies.

We have been waiting very long for this to happen, there was a time when I thought I'd never get to be a Mom. You can imagine how happy we are about this baby!

You have to excuse the lack of knitting content - also, whoever thinks that I am going to have time to knit a lot of baby things...well, how was that about the cobbler's children? I'll try, of course, and console myself with thinking how little knitting it actually is. At this moment, however, the most important thing is to get my office cleaned out and turned into a nursery. A nursery! I'm excited, and I'll try to spread the excitement with the content of some knitter friendly boxes.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Random things in my life

- The older I get, the less I'm interested in my birthday.
- I got a haircut I really, really like.
- I'm finally finished with marathon knitting. 1.18 p.m. today on the dot.
- I gained 5 pounds since the beg of March and don't mind.
- Feeling nauseous all day long sucks.
- At least I'm not all day long tired anymore.
- I think it'll be a girl (but there's a 50% chance that I'm wrong.)