The enormous new blanket that won't fit the dragon baby's bed 'til it's three is finished (dimensions = 97cm x 123cm in the end).
|four colours of Rowan wool cotton striped together |
(nearly... ahem... 16 balls of the stuff. Please don't tell)
I've invested in new slippers in preparation for my first Scottish Winter in three years, and the amazing Mr Breadwinner shocked me with a final, surprise constituent for our hospital bag: a Kindle. With a beautiful cover that matches my phone perfectly - so chic. I love my new toy. So does our bookshelf. If I could've jumped up and down with excitement I would've. Sadly that'll have to wait a while.
|currently reading "Charlotte Street" by Danny Wallace and "Simplicity Parenting" by KJ Payne. |
"The Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng is queued for those first weeks of endless infant feeding.
Meanwhile I treated myself to some Cascade 220 for The Boss' new winter jumper (thank you for all your recommendations last week). We consciously keep pink in moderation, and I can confirm that being mindful of princessification during the first formative five years of my daughter's life has worked so far, pink isn't an overbearing issue in our house. But this looked soft and pretty and cosy, and we wouldn't dream of banning the colour altogether. (We're not total bampots.) A pink jumper will be something new, both for me to make and for her to wear.
|details: 3 skeins Cascade 220 Heathers in Framboise, destined to be an age 6 Rubble, |
using a ChiaoGoo 60cm 4.5mm circular needle (my favourite needles of all time)
So, come on new baby. We're SO ready for your close up now.