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.
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.