28 January, 2011

Baby Ripple Blanket almost done

Here it is looking all cute & cuddly. This picture believe it or not actually shows the colours quite true. Amazing with my (lack of) camera skills. I am happy with the blanket but also not. For one thing I have had to make it small. The width wasn't big enough really & seems to have shrunk up a bit in the first couple of rows once I got going, so I must remember that for future reference. Other than that I love it. I love the look of the colours with their white flecks & I like how cozy it is. I think it is about a pram cover size only. I think I should had had an extra 2 ripples on it for a decent size that would be a bit closer to cot size. Anyway I have a friend expecting her first in winter so this may go her way, unless I come up with something I like better for her instead. I am currently sewing in the last few ends & then I am going to try an edge on it in plain white wool. It should look ok if I can figure out a nice pattern for it. I think it needs it but I will see, as I may put one on & then pull it out. So stay tuned...


In the meantime we have had a little working be in the garden now Stuart is able to move a little bit more. Good thing too as I will be able to move a bit less in coming months! lol I must be 15 weeks now so I am being kept away from some gardening which isn't so bad! hehehehe...

All 3 in a row... the fuzzybutt on the end though didn't have a wheelbarrow to help.

Anything Daddy can do, I can too! Daddy cuts trees, I can too.

Daddy goes up ladder, I can too. (& give Mummy heart attacks galore until insisting the ladder is finished & can be packed away!)

We had a lovely Australia Day here with a bunch of family & friends. Little kids all over the place! Good fun. Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

ange_moore said...

Congratulations Mandy - I must have missed your announcement about a second bubba! Hope you haven't been suffering any morning sickness and if you were that you're over it and felling the 2nd trimester energy burst (this didn't happen with either of my pregnancies - oh well)!

Taylor Made said...

Wow is that baby news you mentioned in passing? Congrats to you both.

Anonymous said...

The blanket looks really lovely.
Exciting news too!!! Just wonderful.

Sally said...

Oh my! That was a very in passing announcement. I like it :)
So glad to hear that Stu is up and moving around a bit. That is some relief for you all. Take care.