Tuesday, October 30, 2012


On October 14, I welcomed into my life a beautiful and perfect little boy who seemed to like his handknit blanket.
Photobucket Say hello to Laurent!
And here's his little face:
I loooove him! And now our little family is complete :) I also have knitting news, but I'll save that for the next post ;)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


So. The last time I blogged, I announced I was pregnant. That was back in March. And here I sit today, on my due date (looks like this little one will be late like his brother was) and I realize that I miss blogging. So here I am. I have no idea if anyone will read this, but it's all right. I blog for myself. I've kept this blog since 2004, that's a long long time, and I want to keep doing it even if I sometimes go through weeks or months of silence. But right now, I want to blog. An odd thing seems to happen to me when I'm pregnant. Both times, I lost my knitting mojo. It happened when I was preggo with Julien and it happened this second time too. You would think I'd want to go crazy knitting baby things, but I don't. I barely touched my needles for months. Then at the beginning of september, I had two weeks of vacation which were followed by the start of my maternity leave and I finally finished some things.
Teddy Bear Baby Blanket (September)
Pattern: Teddy Bear Baby Blanket, by Barbara Breite. Yarn: 11 skeins of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Gulfstream (held doubled) Needles: US 11 - 8 mm circular
Owlie Hat (September)
Pattern: Owlie Hat, by Teresa Cole. Yarn: Cascade 220, colorway 8905 Needles: US 8 - 5 mm circular (magic loop) And that's all I knit for the baby! After that, I decided I wanted to work on my socks in progress, so I finished these:
Grape Vine socks (October)
Pattern: Grape Vines, by Robyn Grauer. Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonals in Blue Violet Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm DPNs I'm currently working on a pair of Cookie A's Vilai that I actually started in February! I don't expect I'll finish them anytime soon considering I'm still on the first sock and baby will have to come out soon, right? Right?