I finished work the other day - good & bad. I will miss it & will need to go in for a catch up regularly if I can. So today is my first day home with BJ in day care! Wow! Bonus! After our week last week I need a bit of time out I think.
Here's a picture of fat me anyway. Not an attractive picture cos I don't do nice ones, but fat me all the same. This is 37 weeks. Poor baby has second child syndrome happening already being very neglected in picture department already!
I had said recently that I had been working on a bunch of other things & hadn't taken pictures yet. Well now I will really scare you with another one of me! Ooops, sorry about this. This is my Baktus Scarf that I knitted with sock yarn. I really like it. (just don't like the picture with me in it! Squinting in sunshine btw) It is a Spotlight sock yarn & is slightly scratchy but it is surprisingly warm & not so annoying in the scratchy on the skin like I thought it would be. It's great to wear because when outside with it you can pull it up over your face a little to keep the cold off a bit more. Also it is starting to stretch out a little which is good as I didn't think it was long enough. It was a good project to knit up though as it is all knitting & thoughtless. Very handy at times.
Another thing I have been doing but just in the last week are these little girl hats. While sitting around in waiting rooms etc at hospitals last week I was prepared with knitting & crocheting stuff depending on what I would be in the mood for. Good thing too, as I spent the day in the company of another lady who was doing the same thing. We did a pattern swap on the day & I got stuck into the pink hat here right away. I have been able to churn out a couple of hats since. They don't really take long at all. The pattern is actually one used by the Samaritan's Purse for hats to go in their Christmas boxes. It's a Girls Shell Edged hat which you can find here. I have actually made these now for a playgroup fundraiser, as this is easiest for me at the moment to contribute this way. Hopefully next week when we have our little stall they all go well. I will try to do another couple yet. If they don't go there there will be plenty more to give them away too.
The pink one is done in a cotton/acrylic, My Friends Pallete collection. The next 2 are done from Moda Vera Cashmere/merino blend & the 4th is in Patons Smoothie DK. I really love the feel of this one, it's so smooth & soft. It's only an acrylic but does feel so different than many. Each hat is taking just over a 50g ball. What a good way to use up some of those odd balls of yarn that I have picked up on sales etc but they aren't enough to actually make much else with. Bonus! So I am getting through some stash which is great. I will try to be sensible in what I buy from now on. lol That won't be difficult, knowing what is coming into work in the next little while. Hmmm..... There are some really nice yarns out there. I can't wait till I can get back to work, all going well at home, so I can keep up with all the cool stuff out there in craft world!