Monday, November 19, 2012
I missed posting anything last week; what a slacker I am!!! Really no excuse for it since I only make like 1 post a week! I thought about it a few times but never sat down and did any blogging. A small part b/c I didn't have anything specific to blog about but mostly b/c I just didn't make time for it. NO EXCUSE! On another note I am currently in a mood. My 2 year old has taken quite well to whining and since the hubby works 2nd shift I get to listen to this and be entertainer, disciplinarian, cook, maid...etc. all by myself and I'm just frustrated w/ it right now. So I put in a movie and am getting a few moments of peace; who knows how much time I will actually get though. Trying not to complain as I have the best blessing in the world in the form of a 2 year old and I'm prego w/ baby boy #2 and a great hubby and all this great stuff but of course in the middle of all these blessings life is moving really fast and I feel a tad overwhelmed. For whatever reason I thought that after Christmas I would have 3 months to prepare for baby...that is more than enough since it's another boy and I have pretty much everything I really need but then my stepmom pointed out that I actually only have 2 months. Holy Moly!!! I'm also growing at a ridiculous weight! I gained 60lbs w/ my first son and swore I wasn't going to do that this time. I "try" to eat better and I am exercising this time around but that doesn't seem to matter..... I feel like such a failure in this. We broke ground for the addition being built to our home and it's moving right along but there is a long road ahead as my hubby, dad and granpa are doing it themselves, I'm fine w/ this b/c we can pay as we go but it's still overwhelming to think of all the money we still have to put into this! I did get a better photo editing software thanks to a tip from a lady I know that is trying to get into photography as well.... I haven't used it much but then again I haven't taken many pictures either. Where to find the time!?!?! So there is my venting party.....I do have a project to share but in that is some frustration as well. Ugh, I'm a load of cheerfulness I know and I'm sorry!
So I'm not sure if I mentioned that I decided to knit a baby blanket for baby boy #2 who is Zachary. I started one w/ my first son but I didn't get far at all!!! This time I actually finished it! I get carpal tunnel in my hands induced by pregnancy so I paced myself a little doing a couple of lines a night. I have a vision of a navy and gray theme to Zachary's bedding but it's not as easy as you would think to find so I decided to knit him a gray blanket to match the gray hat I bought him for newborn pics. (Okay now it's coming back to me that I have mentioned this in another post...anyways!) So I wanted it to be larger than a scarf of course so I did like 100 stitches and just took off from there and here is the result to share.
Do you see the issue? It's long...it's like a wide scarf!!! Yes I'll be able to swaddle Zachary in it until he gets too tall and it will do for pictures but not my idea of a blanket so I'm a tad frustrated by it. Of course I'm sure I could add to it but at this point I'm not feeling it plus as time goes by my carpal tunnel gets worse and I have other fish (projects) to fry w/ holidays and then baby coming quickly afterward. So yes this blanket will get used and everything but I'm not thrilled w/ it at all!
So now that this project is done I get to move on to working on the Batman cape for my son. Not happy that I'm signing off on a project that I am not super happy w/ but I guess you just gotta move on something!?
Inspired by Zachary's blanket....swaddler?