I’ve not been posting too much of late and it’s not because I’ve nothing to talk about, it’s mainly cos I’ve been so busy. I seem to have an awful lot of irons in the fire. On the knitting front, there’s Christian’s scarf which has lain dormant since Christmas and which I really should get to work on, especially given the crappy weather we’ve been having of late. There’s also Bump’s dress which just needs the ends sewn in and then some blocking and it’s all finished. Oh and I’ve started a pair of socks, mainly cos I’ve never done socks before and wanted aRead More →

I’m currently working on a little dress for bump. It’s a cross over front with contrast band (oh my, the contrast!) and with either short or long sleeves (haven’t decided which yet). Pattern is Oriental Lily. I’m making according to the 9 month instructions but with slightly finer yarn (4ply instead of the 8ply called for), so I expect that she’ll be able to wear it around December when it starts to get a little colder. The green and blue variegated yarn is Hedgehog Fibres by Beata Jezekovah in Ireland and so incredibly soft, it’s also superwash – ideal for a baby. The pink andRead More →

My latest project is a crocheted bear for Bump. I’m using a gorgeous hand-painted yarn and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. The pattern is one from DMC by Val Pierce and uses a crochet cotton to make something quite tiny, my DK weight yarn should make a good baby-sized bear. In other news, the company I was working for here in Edinburgh went into liquidation (or so they claim) last week, and as a result I’m out of work. Hoping to be able to use the extra time to sort out some projects that have been on the back-burner for aRead More →

Yesterday was our 20 week anomaly scan. That’s where they look at all the bits and pieces and search for any problems. We got to see Bump’s heart beating and the blood flowing through it – you could even see the detail of the four chambers, totally amazing stuff! We also saw the diaphragm, kidneys, bladder, the spine and skin covering it and various structures in the brain and they all measured up perfectly for gestational age so all good. At one point we zoomed in to focus on the little nose and lips (looking for cleft lip) – so cute! Everything is looking goodRead More →

A WIP Wednesday update with a difference – I’m pleased to be able to finally show the world our little Bump. These pictures were taken at the 14 week scan just before Christmas, it was amazing to see Bump open and close it’s little hands as though waving at us, and to dig it’s feet into me and push itself back into a more comfy position. We don’t know the gender as yet – and if we do find out I’m not so sure I’ll be telling, will just have to wait and see 🙂 We’re due in the second half of June, which meansRead More →

I must say that I’m rather pleased with how this one is going. I’ve taken Meadowbrook by Stephen West and adjusted the pattern to work with Debbie Bliss Paloma. I’ve used a different cable pattern to the original – I wanted more defined cables. It’s going to be amazingly warm and Christian loves the colour combination. So far so good!Read More →

  Here’s a Splash of Mink blocking away. All the knitting is finished at last and once she’s dry I can start the sewing up. Must say, I really do think I should get some blocking wires… And a close up – no lifelines used during the making of this, no counting mistakes that I’m aware of. It all went rather smoothly, which of course is getting me nervous!   So what’s next? How about Stephen West’s Meadowbrook? A couple of small changes – pattern calls for sport weight yarn, but I’m using Paloma which is a Bulky weight. This throws out the stitch countRead More →