Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Getting back to normal...

I'm finding time... small amounts of time, but time nonetheless. Ive been able to keep the house mostly clean, despite my Dyson's best efforts (it totally died on me and I've been sweeping for like 3 weeks now) and I have been mostly keeping up on the laundry.

I made some pesto! Been meaning to do this forever, and after I bought a huge bunch of basil last week because I could not stop sniffing it with my pregnant nose it seemed the time had come. I used this recipe, and it was DELICIOUS. I will definitely be making more of this with my garden grown pesto this summer. I read somewhere that you can freeze it in an ice cube tray as well and then just pop out little bricks as needed. I cant wait to try that! Ive also done a little knitting (forgive the terrible lighting, I always forget to photograph things until after 9pm it seems).

This little bird from the Ravelry pattern here. The beak didn't come out as expected. It ended up a little long and not quite as squat and cute as it appears on the Ravelry site so I think I would modify it next time. But other than that, it was a quick and easy knit. I have about a billion baby patterns queued but for some reason, I cant bring myself to start knitting for MY baby. I think its because I really want to know the sex before I commit to any color or pattern. I'm silly that way. Oh, I also did a little sewing for myself.

A friend at work gave me a bunch of old sheets and some batting recently (much to Bruce's chagrin). Included was this navy blue, jersey sheet. Perfect for this (update: Crap I cant find the tutorial I used. I'll keep looking and post it as soon as I do)!UPDATE:Finally found that tutorial. Better late then never I always say. You can find it here.

I had wanted to try a big girl version and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Please excuse the swollen belly. I literally cannot suck in anymore. :P That's all for now. I hope to have some knits for Bean McCoy on the needles soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ive been busy...

Ive been busy lately. Growing this!

I am 13 weeks pregnant and absolutely thrilled. Things are going swimmingly except my constant tiredness which Ive just found out today is probably caused by hypothyroidism. Ill be picking up my prescription tomorrow morning and should be feeling myself again in a couple of weeks. Because of the tiredness, very little has been accomplished around my house lately. Its been pretty much all I can do to keep some of the dishes washed, a few of the clothes cleaned and sometimes dinner on the table since about my 8th or 9th week. I'm so looking forward to renewed vigor as is my poor brain which is absolutely stocked full of ideas for baby toys, clothes, blankets, soakers, hats and everything else a new baby might need. Bear with me blog. Ill be back soon!