Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hail in June?

I woke up from an afternoon nap yesterday to an unfamiliar sound. It turned out to be marble-sized hail hitting against all the windows of the house. It was quite bizarre, since we had been out earlier in the day and it was sunny and warm. The hail was hitting so hard, and I was scared a window would break.

Here is something started before Caleb came:

It's Athos from Berroco: Norah Gaughan vol.2. I really like her designs, and this will be my first project from her.

Baby is going for his 5th bilirubin test today. Poor guy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

About 5 months ago, my husband left his job as a restaurant manager to work at home in his own business. At first, it was a huge adjustment. We went from never seeing him, to having him always around. But it soon became a huge blessing. He made a great effort in helping with the kids and the housework while I was pregnant, and was so supportive and patient with me. My husband is far from perfect, but he was perfectly matched to me by God.

I love watching my husband with Caleb. He turns into such a soft and tender person, which is TOTALLY unlike him.

Caleb and I are doing well. Last night he stopped cluster feeding, and slept in 2 hour blocks, which is pretty good. He is a bit jaundiced, so we're having him tested again tomorrow. Both of my other kids had to be readmitted to the hospital for light therapy, so I'm praying we won't have to do that again.

And since this is a knitting blog, here is some knitting:

Basic Koigu socks. The gusset part was knit during contractions at the hospital, but my labour progressed so quickly that I didn't get much done. I don't think I'll be knitting any time soon, but I definitely miss it. I stare longingly at my knitting bag as I breastfeed. If only I had one extra arm, I could do both at the same time!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Meet Caleb

Born Monday, June 9 at 11:22pm, 7 lbs .3 oz.
We're doing well; trying to catch up on our sleep!

Praise God for this great blessing!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Monkey Business

I had a bit of yarn left over, so I made a sock monkey baby blanket:

It's about 30" x 30", so perfect for a stroller or carseat.
Oh, and by the way...I think my labour has started!
Last night around 11pm, I started getting really light contractions. They are still light today, but regular every 5-10 minutes. I was expecting this third time around would be the quickest, but doesn't look like it so far. Please pray for me, that everything goes smoothly!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Waving Lace Socks

When I cast on for a pair of Waving Lace Socks, my plan was to just get them on the needles, and save them to take to the hospital during labour. But it had been so long since I knit socks, and I was enjoying it so much, that next thing I knew, they were done!

The yarn is Oceanwind Knits in Ahoy, which reminds me of an oil slick.
I cast on a Clapotis next...don't know why...it's not like I need a wool scarf in fall colours any time soon. This project is also knitting up quickly. Baby better come soon, or else I'll have nothing to take to the hospital!