Baby Come Out

3-yr old brother talking to baby in the womb, "Baby, it's time to come out now".


Irish Hiking Scarf and Infant Hat

Two more projects completed.
First is this little infant hat. I ran out of the pink yarn, so added a white stripe. It'll work.

Second is the Irish Hiking Scarf. I love this pattern - classic style and the Lamb's Pride worked beautifully. It took 2 skeins on 5.0 mm needles.

No baby news to report. I am presently 10 days overdue and it's getting old!


There really is a blue sky!!!!

Okay - this post is for my benefit. Everybody knows that the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for rain. Well, it has most definitely rained - 35 out of the last 36 days - pretty close to Noah-size in length of time. There have been lots of mudslides, flooding, etc. Yesterday, as I was sitting at the computer, I looked outside the window and saw something blue in the sky. I had to take a picture to document it. I quickly yelled at the boys to GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY even though we could have been doing schoolwork. This day was too good to be true and we were going to take advantage of it.

Sure enough, today it is back to dismal grey and rain. I need to have this picture to remind me there is something above those clouds and it is blue! Now if I can only find something as convincing to tell me that this baby will decide to be born! 40 wks 3 days but who is counting?!


Cards Made by my 19-yr old

My daughter made this to give to a friend and I love it. Glad to see my scrapbooking/stamping supplies finally put to use.

The patterened papers are from a little stack of papers in a pad you can get at Michael's. My daughter didn't like these particular colors and didn't want them, so I gave her what I thought would go well together and had her make this for me. Not bad for rejects, huh?



I spent a lot of time on my feet today running errands, shopping, etc. Tonight I was exhausted wouldn't you know it started contracting for about 6 hours. Here are my daughter's scribble (and doodles) notes timing the contractions. And then things fizzled. Oh well. No baby yet.


Guilty Pleasures

I got tagged again. I think this will be my last "tag" - yeah, I know - party pooper!

Ground Rules: The first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 Guilty Pleasures" and people who get tagged need to write an blog entry about their 5 Guilty Pleasures as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

My 5 Guilty Pleasures

1. New recipe I found for a rich hot chocolate
2. Spitz sunflower seeds. I discovered these while on a trip in Alberta, Canada. They taste sooo much better than any brand I have tasted in the US. I recently found they have them at Plaid Pantry and now I'm in heaven again.
3. Internet/blogging/pregnancy board
4. Knitting - it's such a wonderful, relaxing craft to do
5. Having a family singing time :)

Sorry, I don't have time to find 5 people. If you have not been tagged, go ahead and consider yourself tagged :)


Pretty Princess Wearing Her Poncho

I was finally able to give this poncho to my good friend's cute little princess. Isn't she adorable? It's Sirdar Pattern 1513.


Scarf and more

On to knitting - just started this Irish Hiking Scarf

I'm using Lamb's Pride worsted in the Roasted Coffee colorway. It's an easy knit while watching television. With this yarn, it's pretty easy to knit cables without cable needles.

Birthing Tub -
I just got a new flash for my Canon 20D. The area where I plan on birthing is so dark that the edges of photos are almost always dark. I took this picture when the room was completely dark with the new flash and it came out this nicely.

I'm just over 39 wks pregnant, so things are getting down to the nitty gritty. I've never had a water birth before - still not sure I will deliver there, but the idea of laboring in water sounds great to me!


Grandma's New Poncho

Earlier in the year, Grandma saw H's poncho she made and got the same yarn to crochet one for herself. She got through most of the way and then saw that she didn't have enough yarn. She called all over the place only to discover that it was discontinued! We got the idea to rip it out and then have H knit it because knitting takes less yarn than crocheting. Here is Grandma wearing the poncho knitted by her 19-yr old grand-daughter. There was just enough yarn to complete the project!


Grandpa's Lap

M. practically gets glued in Grandpa's lap whenever they are together. There is nothing more fun than cuddling with Grandpa, playing with his beard, and wearing his hat.


Pearly's Christmas Present for Grandma

Pearly (11-yrs) made a table runner - pieced it and machine-quilted it for Grandma for Christmas. Here is Grandma with her present! Grandma will be using it as a wall hanging and already has the perfect spot to display it.


Infant Girl "Cozi Cardi"

I found 2 balls of Jaeger Matchmaker 100% wool yarn in my stash - just the perfect amount for this infant sweater. The yarn is wonderful - and machine washable! The pattern is easy to pick up and is knitting fairly quickly. Pattern comes from an old Beehive booklet called "Tiny Toppers" and is called "Cozy Cardi".


Sewing Class

My 11-yr old daughter just completed her first skirt by herself (minus hemming). It's a great easy pattern. I'll have to get more fabric for her to make another one.


Picture of my Baby

Exposing my pregnant belly to the public is new to me, but I couldn't resist. There have been no ultrasounds this pregnancy, but my midwife seems to think she knows what baby looks like. She drew a picture of the baby on my nearly 38-wk pregnant belly! For inquiring minds, baby's position is LOP. Looks like I will be on hands and knees a good bit.


To be fair

Here's a new little hat for a baby boy. I love the yarn: Dalegarn Sisik - so soft: 30% wool, 30% mohair, 34% acrylic, 6% viscose The pattern is simple k1, p1 rib, stockinette and then i-cord at the top. Very easy and quick to make for a newborn.


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