|Using Euro Baby Babe in Colorway 3|
Happy news! Happy news! My dear friend who was expecting had her baby girl yesterday and mommy and daughter are doing fine. I assume daddy is doing well too, although I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t really ask. Dads always get the short end of the stick. Anyway, I have a few baby knits that have been just waiting on her arrival, including a Baby Eyelet Cardi by Linda fromclickertyclick that I finished last night. I followed the pattern, not using the crew neckline since it’s for a little girl. I also didn't do the picot edging but then decided that I should add some sort of detail in a contrasting color, so I knit up a quick i-cord and sewed it on for a tie closure instead of doing buttons. I only wish I’d made the cord a little bit longer so it could be tied into a bow. Live and learn.
I was all set to visit my friend and Baby E. this morning, but unfortunately, it appears I’ve contracted some sort of bug that has manifested itself in body aches, chills, and a sore, scratchy throat that makes it difficult to talk (many will be thrilled about this). I started with a sore throat last night but I thought it would turn out to be nothing if I kept saying over and over to myself, “I’m not sick. It’s just the dry winter air.” Um…that worked about as well as a reasonably intelligent human being would expect it to. Right now, my neck feels like it’s about 3 feet thick. I’m extremely irritated. I’m sitting here in sweats, overlaid with my big, fluffy robe my son got me when we still lived in cold
Ohio. Add to that a knitted scarf and an old hat I
dug out of the closet and you’ll have an idea of the bizarre figure I cut this
morning (and yes, my heat is on – doesn’t seem to matter much). Plus, my feet are cold, which they wouldn’t
be if I’d finished a pair of socks. I
still haven’t even cast them on. Aside
from the baby stuff, I HAVE to get The Husband’s sweater done if only to get
him to quit asking me when it will be done.
Socks will have to wait. Except
for the little socks that Baby E. will need to go with her sweater. And the matching hat. These must
be done before the baby grows to the next size.
There’s a real deadline here.
Don’t tell my husband…
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