Hi hi!!
I'm a terrible blogger - I think it was Ann who decided to not feel guilty about that, maybe I should try to join her. Anyway! I have been knitting, but since there is a baby to take care of, and my husband pretty much monopolizes the computer when we ARE home, I don't have many pictures to show you. I am hoping to take some this weekend, and I want to update my Ravelry stuff too, 'cause it's just too cool a tool to NOT use it! :)

I just finished a baby shrug for my cousin's baby, and before that one for my little one, a baby hat for my other cousin's baby (but then determined that a cotton, small, thin hat is not good for a growing baby in October in Buffalo, NY), and am now working on a baby raglan sweater for that same baby. THEN I will work on a velvet-edged jacket for a co-worker's baby (she's still preggo), and then a baby shawl for another co-worker's baby (who is 5 days younger than my daughter!). SO MUCH BABY KNITTING!

I will try to post some new pics this weekend - around DD's portrait appointment, how FUN!

oh - and in other news, I'm starting a NEW JOB on the 20th! YAY! I'm super-excited!! wish me luck, I think it's going to be more intense, but more fulfilling at the same time. AND I get to work at home 1 day per week to take care of DD, so YAY!

hope everyone is doing well!


I don't know what else to say - I have been gone WAY too long. Suffice it to say that baby girl is now living here:

instead of in my tummy!

It's been a wild ride, that's for sure. I'm finally getting the hang of it I think, and am back at work unfortunately, which throws everything off again. Obviously, I haven't had time to blog, but I have done a smidgen of knitting - nothing that turned out well though. I'm making another little green dress for another new mom for her baby girl though, but since I've already made one, it's not that great blog-fodder. So, instead, see cute baby pictures!

I've actually been knitting!!

Yes, that's right - actual knitting content on the knitting blog!! (of course, I also have baby-knitting, and just baby-stuff to talk about) hehehe So, I remembered to take a picture of my morning dog-walking hat, and I think I've decided to make myself a scarf too to match - but of course, I started a baby thing instead of that... hehehe The pattern is from a Patons booklet, which I can't remember the name of right now, but I'll add it later if I remember... it's not on their website, so I can't find it at the moment!

It's very comfy, and keeps me toasty in the frosty mornings (poor Muggsy just fluffs up the hair on his back, but I have a warm hat!)

I also finished the knitting on a little dress for the baby!! It's from Debbie Bliss Special Knits, but I decided not to do the pocket...

I still have to block it, but I think it turned out pretty cute! :) hehehe

Then there's cute outfits we got for the baby from my sister, and a beautiful quilt made by Gramma!!

Then of course, there's nursery painting going on... I put a second coat on the palm tree (but I took this pic of it before I did that), and then I did the first coat on the shell that will go over a new bookcase. Hubby will have to help move the dressers out of the way so I can do the other ones!

I think it's going to be super-cute (if I do say so myself!) - I'm excited to finish, and to be ready for baby to come!!!! Of course, we have plenty of time left - I'll be 24 weeks along (out of 40) on Wednesday!


Lots of fun stuff going on over the weekend - I finished a hat that was supposed to be for the baby, but it turned out too big (you know, maybe I should actually check gauge before I just knit the whole project, hmmm??). It's ok though because it was not a girly color, just green and off-white, and very plain design, so Ryan liked it - of course, now he wants another one hehehe. I also made a hat for ME! YAY! I have been wearing DH's Giants' hat for walking the dog in the morning since it's been so cold, but that's really dorky - so I made one for myself from Moda Dea Cache. I'll have to post pictures later since I haven't taken them yet. :)

I also remembered to get a belly pic last week! (finally) so this is 20-weeks, 1-day:
Now, please keep in mind, that is NOT a flock-of-seagulls haircut, it's part of the picture behind me. I'll have to ask DH to check for that next time we take one of these! hahahha

We've been busy doing nursery stuff over the weekend too - we bought some dressers, painted the baseboards, bought paint (we picked different colors that actually go better with the bedding), and sold the daybed! Wooohooo!!! lots of progress!!

On a side-note, Babycenter is not letting me into the bulletin boards today, and I'm very sad! This is what I DO all day!! hahahaha Work? what's work? heheheh just kidding - but if any of you are reading this from BBC, I'm still alive, baby is still great, and I'll catch up when it finally lets me back in! :)

baby update!

It's a girl!!! I have been very lax in terms of scanning the ultrasound pictures, but we got a good profile & a good face shot! She was moving around and dancing like crazy, and even flipped over for us, it was SOOOO awesome to watch!

Now that we know she's a girl, we've started to plan the nursery - we'll do a beach/surfer-girl theme, and paint the walls a light and bright turquoise for fun, then paint some big beachy/surfer shape outlines on the walls in hot pink, like so (or close - the colors aren't perfect that's for sure):

The crib bedding will just be a modern pattern with lots of colors, since I haven't seen anything girly with this theme that I really like - AND I don't want EVERYTHING to be pink. I'm sure she'll get PLENTY of pink things as gifts along the way :) Maybe something like this:

We're starting our registry tonight - wish us luck! and please wish me a non-grumpy husband! hahahaha

Oh, and I do plan to take a new belly-pic, hopefully I'll remember tonight, but since I've said that for a week, no guarantee.... hehehe