Wednesday, March 19, 2008

loose ends pt. 1

i haven't posted in ages, but that doesn't mean i haven't been knitting. i really just haven't felt like writting about knitting, or much else for that matter. but here's part one of a finished object parade. i'm currently finishing off a few different projects and they'll get photographed later today or tomorrow.

First off is a photo of some things i received from one of my swaps. a sock yarn swap. the yarn is lovely, black with yello pink and red. aptly named black butterfly. some delicious chocolate that took me about 3 days to eat. (i'm pregnant is my excuse)

i've also finished the nut muffins' baby blanket. i love how it turned out. the i-cord trim was fun to do, even though it was time consuming. but it really gives the blanket a tailored look.

Pattern: Baby Blanket by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Materials: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, Periwinkle, 4 skeins and a little bit

Jaegger Worsted, Cranberry, <>

Needles: US 7 for blanket, US 6 bamboo dpns for i-cord

Started: December 2007

Finished: February 2008

this blanket had some issues at the beginning. i'd origanally planned to knit the large motif garter blanket from the Opinionated Knitter. but laziness settled in and i didn't want to join all those pieces together so i frogged an almost completed blanket and started over. this is the story of my knitting life. ask my man and he'll tell you how many times he's seen me completely start over from the beginning. i'm glad i did it this way.

hope the little one likes it. it's super soft after washing too. and unlike j's koigu blanket, it's machine washable. yeah!!! because this blanket is quite a bit larger than his. almost crib size i'd say, but i haven't measured it.

oh yeah and here's an update of my belly.

28 weeks

it's a bit dark, but all you need to see is the growing profile anyway. i'm definately feeling pregnant lately. short of breath. can't sleep on my stomach or my back anymore. i'm still finding some comfortable positions to sleep in and i haven't had to break out the body pillow, but my days are numbered.

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