Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WIP Tuesday??

It’s Tuesday and I don’t really have a whole lot to share with you.  I’ve been preoccupied with other things that take priority and so my knitting has taken a backseat.  And it seems that even when I do have time to sit down, relax and knit for the evening, I can’t find the motivation.

With that said, I have made some progress on a few things.  I won’t be posting a WIP post tomorrow, so I’ll share a bit today.  Lego Man remains at the same point he was last week.  What’s holding me up this time?  I have to go downstairs and find my fiberfill (I know right where it is) and pack a ziplock bag full of it to take back to my knitting bag.  Hard, right?  Just a few steps down and back up and I’d be ready to roll.  Nope, still haven’t done it!  After next week I’d like to put some real effort into working on that project.  Now that I’ve started it, I’m feeling more confident that I have the skills necessary to make this a wonderful toy.  While I’m not usually one to worry if my knits don’t look exactly like the picture, I know I’ll be disappointed if this one doesn’t, so I sort of feel as though I’ve gone into this project with too many expectations of myself.  Then again, you know that saying?  “Reach for the moon and you’ll fall among the stars.”  That’s the mentality I’m trying to maintain here.

I’ve finished 1 more Harris Tweed Square on Squishy’s Dream Catcher blanket and have started the 4th HT square.  Once the 4th square is done, I’ll have 20% of the blanket done.  I may make it bigger than 25 squares, but I’m aiming for 25 and then I’ll wait to see what I think of the size.  On a side note, and certainly something I’ll be mentioning later on…  the yarn is acrylic.  And I’m going to block it.  Yep, you heard me.  I’m going to block my acrylic squares.  Then no matter how many times I put this thing through the wash, I will never have to reblock it again.  I’ve found some great resources and how-tos on blocking acrylic and I think I can make it work.  I’m actually really excited about this because I think it will really finish the blanket nicely.

I finished a baby hat for Lovebug.  I’ll share pictures another day.  

As for other WIP news…well Friday marks 24 weeks for Lovebug and me.  She’s moving around quite a bit now (or rather, I feel her more now).  She seems to really like chocolate milk because she always gets really active after I’ve had a glass.  We went to the last Harry Potter movie the other night and I thought she’d move around a lot with all the noise, but she didn’t.  (About this time, babies can hear loud noises outside the womb and recognize familiar loud noises like the vacuum and your dogs barking…like mine love to do…)  Instead, it was when we got back to Mr. Man’s mom’s house that she started moving a ton.  Maybe because it got so quiet?

I’ve had horrible heartburn that attacks every night. Pepcid and TUMS are my friend right now.  There’s a more noticeable belly now too. 

Lovebug has a good selection of clothes at the moment, ranging from 3-6 months up to 18 months.  Very cute, adorable girly things that I can’t wait to dress her in.

So that’s what’s new with me this week.  I think near the end of the week we’ll be heading to the Demolition Derby at the County Fair.  Squishy will love it and Mr. Man actually gets to come along this year!  Hooray!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds all boy, the Demolition Derby, for Squishy! How fun for him.
    I miss feelin' the babe move around in the womb. It such a miracle that we can carry this little human being and feel that. I've always felt like these skate eggs the aquarium had in which you could see the pulsing baby growing inside; of course happily felt that way - the whole bun in the oven thing.