Dec 25, 2009

She’s here!


Amélie-Vanille: Born the 22nd of December at 3:45am. She’s a big, strong girl at 3.7kg, and she’s 50cm tall (do you even say tall about babies? It’s not like she can stand up).

I haven’t slept more than 2 hours at a time since the 21st, and I barely have time to eat these days, so the blog will be quiet for a while. We need some time to adjust to being a family, and I’m looking forward to every second of it.

Dec 12, 2009

Pretty shiny purple cover :D

Got this for my phone because 1: I didn’t want to scratch it, 2: the fingerprints on the glossy back were driving me crazy and 3: PURPLE! (Who am I kidding, we all know reason 3 is the most important one).


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In other news, the baby is kicking like crazy and I can see my belly move from side to side. You know, behbeh, if it’s so cramped in there you can come out. I promise there’s a lot more space outside!

Dec 10, 2009

What happens when the inlaws buy baby stuff

…I think we’re not the only ones excited about this baby!


Huge pile of pyjamas, bibs, towels, blankets, socks, crib sheets, wash cloths… you get the idea:



A warm bag for the car seat:



Cute little piggies along with blankets and booties:



Yup, I think we’re set for a while. We also bought a huge amount of various gently used baby clothes from someone, so she certainly will be a well-dressed little girl. Now please don’t play a trick on us and be a boy instead… :p

Dec 9, 2009

Nope, no baby yet

…I’ve just been lazy with the posting. Or busy finishing things, however you choose to look at it :p I FINALLY finished the baby blanket I started in May. Note to self: Never, ever knit a blanket in lace yarn, even if it is held double. This was supposed to be the Tweed baby blanket by Jared Flood, but then I ended up making the middle square larger than in the pattern, and my brain just did not want to compute the extra math it would have taken to make the neat edging fit. So I cheated and crocheted a nice shell edging instead. A lot faster, and it saved both sanity and yarn.

The yarn is Baby lace merino from Elann, in purple, of course. The close-up is most accurate colour-wise.




A cute little baby scarf, pattern is available here. I didn’t quite follow it, since I used thinner yarn, but the shaping is the same, only the amount of plain garter between the rib-sections is different. KnitPicks Shadow (because it was on sale!), held double.



Thinking of making a nursing shawl next. Actually I’ve already started, but I’m not sure I like the pattern – as in, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to finish a ginormous half-granny square shawl in lace weight yarn…

Dec 4, 2009

New toy!

Just a small post to test my new iPhone (which is awesome!)


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Dec 1, 2009


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A pretty Gnomey hat :)

Added a single-crochet edging all around to make it look more finished. I’m still not sure I like how that looks in the front, might undo it and try something else there. Or what do you think?

Aside from that, I lovelovelove the hat :)


Fixed my little issue by replacing the sc in the front with slip stitch - it merges better with the garter stitch :)