Well, hello, again. I hope this Monday found you ready for it.
I’ve been making scads of progress on my textured lap blanket for the baby. I only have two balls of yarn left in order to finish the project, and I’ve decided on a border style for the outer edge, so I’m feeling very accomplished.
I also determined the baby sweater that I’ll be making little man for Christmas, realized I had two options of yarn for it that I’d been saving for a while, and let the kids vote. (They chose the one on the left.) So I’ve begun knitting in the evenings and doing my crochet work during the day. Crochet doesn’t require much thought for me, so I’m able to work on that while teaching school or waiting for children to bring their completed assignments to me. Knitting, I actually have to count and focus on what my fingers will do. It will forever by my second yarn language. But that’s okay.
We did get a new armchair in our living area, so I’ve taken over that as my throne to reign supreme on during the day. It’s as comfortable as anything can be at nine months pregnant, but my husband says that he thinks it needs a little more foam internally, so I’ll likely be doing a small amount of upholstery on it in the next few months to get it up to standard. It was a floor model at our local IKEA, so it was extremely affordable in the clearance section, but it means that some of the interior foam and support has been used/abused heavily.
I’ve also been sitting on/breaking in the rocking chair in our bedroom, as it’s the only chair we’ve got that has an attached footrest. I figured I might as well get used to the feel of that rocking chair because I’ll be in it a lot in the next few months.
It’s also time to get our garden hoed and dug, so we finalized our plans for this year, and we have begun to stake out the plot that we’ll be using for this year. It’s not a huge garden, only about 215 square feet (20 square meters) especially considering the space we have available, but I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew with a newborn and soil that I’m not familiar with.
On another note, I can’t tell you how long I spent looking for burp cloths here in France last night, but I ended up finding a few beautiful knit ones. I’d never even considered knitting them before, but now I want some. There are a bunch of beautiful patterns on Ravelry, so I’m going to have fun looking about for just the right pattern.
Lastly, just a few photos of things I found beautiful or interesting from the past three days.