Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A quick evenings work

What do you think of my lovely little headband/earwarmer? I decided I was going to make one because it is getting so cold, my ears were hurting with the wind at weekend, and I much prefer earwarmers to hats.

It is a design of my own that I made up and it was so quick and simple and actually worked! Just cast on 15 stitches on 6mm needles. I used aran wool but I suppose you could use a lighter weight wool and it would have a slightly more lacy texture. Then the pattern is just k3, yfwd k2tog, yfwd k2tog, k1, yfwd k2tog, yfwd k2tog, k3. Then repeat for every row so no real counting and concentration required. I stopped at about 45cm, but obviously you can go longer or shorter depending on the size of your head. I just did this last night while watching a cookery programme so it can't be that difficult!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I've been tagged

Marie has very kindly tagged me with this lovely blogger award. The rules are I have to write 7 unknown things about myself and then pass the award on to 5 other bloggers.

So now the task is to try and think of some things you may not know!

1. Despite big and grand plans I had as a teenager to move abroad, both the houses I have owned have been less then a mile as the crow flies from the house where I grew up. My parents still live there and it makes for very willing babysitters.

2. I love Sebastian Vettel, strongly dislike Fernando Alonso and am a bit ambivelent about Lewis Hamilton. Yes I am a big F1 fan, and I'd love to try and get to a grand Prix one day.

3. I love baking and today made a Cranberry loaf I've been too impatient to let it cool before eating though.

4. I did Physics, Chemistry and Biology at A-level, with a bit of maths thrown in for good measure. Despite my more obvious arty side I do find science and related things very interesting.

5. My fashion sense has changed a lot since I was little!

6. I really like a nice glass of Malibu and pineapple juice, although obviously they are few and far between at the moment. There are very few more summery drinks.

7. I don't have the trendiest and most up to date collection of dvds. There is lots of Quantum Leap, Due South, A Team, Persuaders, ER and tv series of classics on my rack, with a few films like King Arthur, Gladiator and the Narnia films.

As for who I'll tag I think I'll tag
Dr Spouse A British friend currently in the process of adopting from the US
Nicki A fantastic artist who lives in Scotland. Go and check out her work.
Hazel A lovely local friend who does some fab crochet and cross stitch
Hairy farmer wifey Another blogger with a dodgy womb or two. and finally Praying for a little one Mum of Henry, a lovely lady who continues to pray for those struggling with infertility.

Super speedy

How quick was that! Obviously accessories are my forte.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Double figures.

We are now in a double figures countdown, only 99 days to go!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Time to be you.

I know this is something most mums feel at some point, but at the moment it is my turn.

At the moment I feel like it is really difficult to find time to do things that are just for me and that I like doing. I can't paint oo knit when N is awake, and by the time he is in bed I only have the energy for basic things that don't require much brainpower. I think the problem at the moment is that I'm finding getting about more difficult so going for a walk or doing some gardening, which are things I can normally do with N, are becoming less and less possible. Not helped by the wonderful weather that we currently have, cold, wet and windy.

So rather then just sit here and whinge about it I have decided to try and be a bit more proactive and set aside time for me to do things.

I have barely painted since last June, so I am setting myself a target of doing at least one painting before the baby gets here. At the moment I'm thinking I might paint this but not definitely decided.

Knitting wise I have been doing some, but not as much as I'd like. I have 2 very nearly finished baby bits that I need to finish, I'm just not very good at the making up bit. So I might try and get myself to a local knitting group to see if I can get some help. I know that there are plenty of people that will happily babysit for a couple of hours in the day if I can find a daytime group. I'm also going to try and make this for my niece as it is actually fairly simple and shouldn't require much thinking.

So I shall try and keep you updated and hopefully there will be some crafty updates!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Learning about yourself.

Well today I learnt that I have one leg marginally shorter then the other, therefore slightly wonky hips, and also very slight curvature of the spine at the top, which would explain why I always look slightly slouched even when I'm not.

These are things I learnt at the physio today. I also learnt that my bump is comparatively tiny, seeing how huge the woman before me was. She is expecting twins, but that was one impressive bump!

The physio appointment went generally quite well anyway. She has given me some exercises and loads of info so just wait and see how I get on really, and just a case of go back when I need to.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

24 weeks

I'm sure I probably posted a similar post at this point last time round, but today is an important day to me. Today is the day my baby legally counts. He had rights of his own, he is officially and definitely a person. What I find so sad is that this point is so far on in the pregnancy, but it is here today. He clearly needs to stay where he is for a longtime yet, but somehow I just find it reasurring that he would now be recognised as an actual person not just a pregnancy.