Friday, January 18, 2008

Baby Stuff Pics!

Here are two of the items I have finished for the fetus to be! This first is a stroller/hat set. I think the colors are fairly unisex. The blankie has a neat slit in it so a carseat seatbelt will fit through it. The pattern was from one of my favorite books: Stitch N' Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I am working on two other versions of the same blanket pattern, just in different colors. The little hat is so freaking adorable!

This was the ripple blanket on day one. It has since been finished and is so very pretty. When I started I was a little worried about the turquoise color being too loud, but I think it looks great with the chocolate brown.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Oh Baby!!

I found out earlier in the week that a dear friend of mine is expecting! I told her before she got knocked up that whenever she was with child, I would make her whatever she wanted. She has requested blankets. I had previously started a Hooded Blanket and finally found the yarn I needed and finished it this afternoon. I also have made a Afghan and Hat set that are ADORABLE. The blanket has a hole in it so it can be attached to a car seat. Too cool. I am currently working on a rippled blanket and have a few more ideas up my sleeve. I don't know whether or not to post pics. Mommy-to-be, do you want to see your baby items or do you want them to be surprises?

I finally applied for unemployment last week. I really should have done this ages ago but I seriously thought I would have a job by now. I should know in another week or so if they will accept my application.

I am still working out like a madwoman. I am doing at least 30 minutes on the treadmill 5 days a week and 20-40 minutes of cardio/yoga/pilates 5 days a week. WHEW. I have only lost 3 lbs. but I guess you have to start somewhere.

We get to puppy-sit this weekend!! Disco is super excited about having a playmate. We will be keeping a friends puppy while they are in Florida at DisneyWorld. I only hope Baraka doesn't think we are adding another dog to our family. He had such a hard time when we got his sister!!