Archive | November, 2013

This time last week…

27 Nov

This time last week, I was sitting at home, watching nothing in particular on tv, and having not too painful contractions. I did not know then that just 9 and a half hours later I would have given birth to our little girl.
Tonight, I’m sitting at home, watching nothing in particular and feeding our beautiful little baby. She’s wearing a rather garish green sleepsuit which her daddy bought on an emergency “we haven’t got enough tiny 7lb baby clothes!” Trip to sainsburys.
It’s been a wonderful, tiring and challenging week but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m so lucky for our family and friends and especially Andy, who has looked after both of us so well.

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Today, we ventured out of the house for the first time since coming home from hospital. It was lovely to get some sunlight and cool, fresh, winter air. I’m looking forward to lots of winter walks, me and my little one.

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Coming along nicely…

6 Nov

This week, my first (official) week of maternity leave, I’ve been busy crocheting. Mainly the baby blanket for my friend but I’ve also started making some hats for our little one.
The blanket is nearly done and I’m just waiting for some more cotton to arrive to be able to finish the last few ripples and a white border.

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The first hat I’ve made was using this simple pattern.
A cute little hat with a sweet scalloped edging. I think I will leave the flower out as the hat is so tiny, it would be overkill.

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Next I think I’ll try this hat, made using a puff stitch, in white I think.
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New yarn…

1 Nov

The cotton has arrived for my friends baby blanket.
I went for Rico essentials soft merino (Aran) in six colours.

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From top left-
Light blue (32)
Turquoise (36)
Royal (39)
Light yellow (63)
Vanilla (62)
Natural (60)

I’m thinking of going for a ripple as I want to finish it quickly, and I don’t really have time to learn a new pattern!
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