Monday, September 24, 2007

A New Project!

I can't believe it's been ten days since my last post! I have been feeling better, and that's largely meant that I've had the energy to get caught up on everything that didn't get done due to morning sickness. There has been a lot of crafting going on over here, but I've only got a couple of things to share. Everything else is in too much a state of incompleteness.

First up, Sweet Pea's blanket.
I cast on for this on the 14th, the day we got our ultrasound done. This is the project I am most in love with right now (for obvious reasons). It's got a way to go, but with this soft, fluffy yarn, it's actually growing quite quickly.

That's about all I have for knits today. I've continued to work on the Purple Shawl, but at this point it's been sucked into the Knitting Back Hole. I'm not sure it'll be done for this Christmas. Actually, I'm not sure it'll be done for next Christmas!

I haven't had much time to work on the Lattice Socks. The pattern requires a bit of concentration and although I no longer feel much like puking, I'm still really tired & slightly spacey in the evenings, so concentration is at a minimum.

I spent the better part of yesterday working on a sewing project. We all know I'm a slow knitter, but did you know that I'm even slower when it comes to sewing? It's really sad. But, I managed to make this:
It's a maternity skirt. I don't think of myself as being "cheap," or anything, but I have real issues with paying $30-$45 for a piece of clothing that I will wear for a total of six months. Unless God has other plans for us, this will very likely be our last pregnancy. We are on a bit of a budget, what with trying to save up a couple of extra paychecks so I can have a maternity leave, too, so I'm really picky about how I spend money.

The skirt turned out to be quite a bit larger than I expected, which is probably okay since I ballooned to astonishing proportions during my last pregnancy. It'll give me a little "room to grow." (Which is NOT to say that I will be indulging in extra cookies any time soon.)

And in other news, yesterday was the first day of fall. I wasn't sure about this until I watched the news. We can't tell it's fall here in St. Louis because the high temps have been in the 90's. And we haven't had a drop of rain in weeks. Despite the lack of rain, some of my plants are thriving:

These beauties are the overachievers of this summer. They are called Jack-o-Beans, and they have pretty much taken over our front porch. I think I may have planted a few too many for such a small flower bed that is so close to the house. They are as tall as me and have vines that are threatening to invade the neighbor's yard.
They have a lovely purple flower and end up producing large, purple seed pods (which resemble pea pods). If you dry out the pods, you can extract the seeds and have a ton of them to plant the following spring!

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Heather said...

you will have to send me some of those pods for planting...with instructions where to plant! :)