Saturday, February 18, 2012

ok, for reals now!

Here is actual proof of what I have completed in the last few weeks:

The scarf made it through 45 days before I needed to repeat a yarn-what that means, folks, is that I have at least 22 shades of green AND 22 shades of blue yarn stashed away in my house. Yes, stashbusting was a necessary evil.

The diaper cover is a bit too large for Sureya right now, but I loved knitting the yarn- it's the Stitch Nation full o' sheep from Red Heart Yarn. Not too scratchy, AWESOME colors, and super-economically priced- LOVE it...(and the pattern is super simple, just a triangle with ribbing added on to all sides)

I am still working on a shrug made with the Fancy Image yarn that Myra sent us back in December, and I have one of my socks finished, and I need to start a sweater for my cousin Lesly's baby-Mikey-to-be, and I have a newborn. She sleeps REALLY well during the daytime, while I am at work, according to the babysitter. When I am around, she apparently can't sleep.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

oops, sorry!

I realize it has been more than a month since I posted anything, but here's the deal: newborn babies are VERY time consuming in the best possible way, and then my own kind of crazy made me throw in a return to work while applying to grad school at the same time. I still knit a couple of rows at time, and the scarf is only 4 days behind right now (evidence of my return to work, I'm sure)but until I figure out how to knit in my limited sleep, it will kind of take a back burner to everything else... kudos to those other single moms who can handle a newborn, full time work, and grad school at all at once!
In other completely unrelated news, I went to the pediatrician with Sureya today because I was utterly convinced that her congestion was life threatening (limited sleep, people, remember that) and we found out that she weighs 12 lbs 8 ozs as of today-thats up 3lbs3oz since birth and a perfectly acceptable weight for a 7 week old baby. To the unnamed doctor who told me that I wasn't producing enough breastmilk to sustain my baby and would need to supplement with formula-I accept your apology for making me cry for a week straight

Here's Sureya modeling her Maile sweater, before she outgrows it along with the pants! Thank you to my bestie Corinne of Corinne Hill Photography for taking the picture, and Nikki Van De Car for the pattern.