Saturday, January 30

counting down...

Today at my prenatal yoga class I was the most pregnant person there. I think I was at least a month farther along than anyone else, it was that crazy. It made me feel, well, very pregnant.
If you are wondering what my shirt says, it says "No Longer Empty."
It was a gift from my cousin.


We have a long list of things to do before Smudge comes, though none of those things are that urgent. We have a car seat. And a place for him to sleep. And diapers. That's all set. We do need to cook some food that we can eat later, and we should finish packing the bag for the hospital. But that's really icing on the cake.

One thing on my list has been to finish knitting projects that have been languishing. If you look at my Ravelry project page, you'll see a few things that are 95% done. They're lacking buttons or just need to be cast off. Funny how I can spend 100+ hours knitting a shawl and then not have the patience to cast it off. (Even worse is that it's 2/3 cast off; I just need to do the last 300 or so stitches.)

I did finish one of those projects recently, though: my Vinterblomster Mittens. You may remember that I started these - and knit a mitten and a half - in November and December 2008. I then ran out of yarn, was graciously donated more from Hilary, and finished everything but a thumb in January 2009. And then they sat in my knitting basket, longing for a thumb. The problem was that the afterthought thumb in the pattern was placed too low for my hand. I corrected this in the second mitten, but had already finished the first mitten. It required surgery.A few weeks ago I pulled it out and cut a spot for my new thumb, attached my yarn and knit. And I finished the thumb within a few days, all on my commute on the subway.I love them! The inside is super soft, lined with Koigu floats. They're pretty warm too, though not warm enough for the 19 degree temperatures we've had this weekend. Maybe I can wear them next week.

7 comments:

Lauren said...

congrats on finishing the mittens - they're super cute! I've been in a finishing mode myself recently. It just feels so good to get long-standing projects out of the WIP category!

nicole said...

You look so cute! I guess knitting won't be the only UFOs you'll be finishing soon! Smudge is soon on his/her way!

And congrats on getting the mittens done. The combination of the purple and blue is really pretty.

Hilary said...

Ah yes, I recognize that Koigu! Your mittens are just gorgeous...I love the combination of colors you chose. You look great, too!!

Thorvalda said...

I too love your mittens! Vinterblomster is Norwegian and means Winterflowers, as you probably already know:). Your tummy looks good! You asked about which pattern on the photo of my girl. It's a modified version of EZ's February sweater.

t does wool said...

the mittens are gorgeous Eliza...and I'll be thinking of you~getting close~

YarnPlayCafe said...

Aw, look at you! You look great. I hope things are going well.

MamaMay said...

LOL, love the shirt! I have a tank that says "coming this spring!" I think it is so cute!