Tuesday, 23 February 2010

16 Weeks - Starting To Feel Better!

I'm starting to feel a bit better with the pregnancy, thankfully! The queeziness is about gone, although I wretch a bit some mornings. I haven't been sick for over a week now, come close a couple of times! I'm feeling brighter in myself and the really low moods are starting to be a thing of the past as well. These do seem to be linked with how I'm feeling physically, most of the time and generally in the morning. So overall, things appear to be on the up!

I'm 16 weeks at the moment and seeing the Mid-wife tomorrow for the routine 16 week check-up. Then next is the 20 week scan, which will actually be at 21 weeks, as HobbitKeeper couldn't get time off work that week. Fingers crossed that Little Spud will be co-operative and show us it's 'bits' so he/she can be sexed.

I've had the new car nearly two weeks now. It seems like a tank to drive compared with the 206. I'm getting used to it. It has a bit more oooomph under the bonnet as well. I feel a lot safer driving it. I'll take some pix when it's a bit better weather.

I've very nearly finished Little Spud's first garment - a hooded waistcoat jacket. All I need do is sew up one side and finish attaching the hood. The buttons and loops will have to wait till we know the sex of baby so they can be put on the correct side. I'm also about 1/3 way through a Christmas Pram Blankie. I have a plethora of things to do next for LS, just need to decide!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Loopy Bag and Noro Hat

I have finally finished my Loopy Bag! I had finished knitting it over a month ago, then had to find buttons, and then do the dreaded sewing up! But all is done - one finished bag ready for it's maiden voyage! I may use it this afternoon, perhaps, it needs a test run! The pattern is a freebie from Let's Knit Magazine a month or two ago. It's done in Sirdar Big Softie, using just under two balls if memory serves me correctly! It is the first time I have done a loopy stitch. It is a stitch much easier to do rather than read. When I read how to do the stitch, I thought 'Naaaaaah, that sounds too complicated!' I perservered and got it right second time round. So I was pleased, new stitch under my belt and a new bag to boot!

In the back end of last year, I went on a trip to Fibre & Clay in Knutsford. Whilst there, I fell for this hat they had on display. So I duly bought two balls of Noro Kureyon, went home and found the pattern free online - look on Ravelry for 'Noro Hat, or got to Saartjeknits.nl. It's a lovely hat to knit!
I've re-named it the Noro Caterpillar hat. It is being modelled by The Butler, an all year round reminder in our back room, that the spirit of Halloween can last all year!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Off My Feet (No pictures for this one!!)

Since the early hours on Friday I've been off my feet, good and proper with the ol' 'Can'tmovefarfromthelooplusI'mtooshatteredtoo!' syndrome. Not pleasant, let me tell you! I haven't spent so much time in bed for I don't know how long. That long in fact that my hips hurt from lying on them. I'm drinking but haven't eaten a full meal since Thursday teatime (which left me untimely, upwards,ahem!)

Today I'm up and about, albeit on very slow motion, watching out for dizzy spells. Although I'm getting thirsty and drinking more, my appetite has not really started returning. Yesterday I managed to eat some toast and mashed tattie. I'm aiming for more today! Not quite fit for work till I've eaten and duly processed properly!

I've not even been able to knit...........