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Monday, November 19, 2007

Bumblebee's Sweater

Here's a sweater I knit for Charlotte before she was born. Both the Sirdar yarn and pattern have sadly been discontinued. If you look closely at the picture you can see the little pockets. Because there's nothing babies like more than to chill with their hands in their pockets.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Baby hat and blanket

No knitting progress to report. I haven't had the courage to go through my stash and look for evidence of moths yet and have definitely lost my knitting mojo.

In happier news, Jamie and I took Charlotte out to a restaurant for the first time. We were a wee bit nervous, but she was an absolute star and spent most of the time giggling and looking up at the lights. I love that girl so much it hurts.

Here are a few things I knit the little muffin before she was born.

Rib Check Baby Blanket

Cotton hat from LMKG. Both were knit using Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in colour 614 (drift).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Moth Update

Well, I've found those dirty little bastards in every room of the house I've checked so far. In my sweaters in the bedroom, on the cat post in the family room and in an old knit hat that I hate in the entryway. I threw away all my sweaters- drastic times call for drastic measures- and am currently spending every spare second vaccuuming and washing and wiping down surfaces. We've also bagged up a bunch of stuff to be drycleaned. I'm not the best housekeeper in town but we also don't live in absolute filth.

Uck-I feel guilty for having moths and every second I spend chasing down moths is a second I don't spend with my little girl and that makes me feel like a terrible mother. I know I can't spend every second with her and frankly she needs to be able to amuse herself (which she does quite well), but I still feel like I'm neglecting her lately. This whole stupid moth issue pushes so many of my buttons and just creeps me out.

I'm tired of living in a furnished apartment. I want a place that feels more like home. I want to be surrounded by our own stuff. We've lived this wonderful jetsetting lifestyle for almost 4 years now and I'm ready to settle down.

Enough whining. I need a shower, there are loads of laundry to be done and breakfast is sounding good right about now. What was that I was saying about a jetsetting lifestyle?? In an attempt to end this post on a non-whiny note and because I hate posting without photos, here's a picture I took of some women knitting when we visited Dubrovnik last October. Not very exciting, but I don't have much knitting progress to report at the moment.

Friday, November 09, 2007



I don't even know where to begin.

I don't know if I can even say/type this out loud.

Here goes:

I'm pretty sure I have a moth problem. I noticed moths flying around months ago but I was pregnant and didn't want to deal with it. Then last week I found two dead moths in my current knitting project box and I can't deny it anymore. Now my baby girl is 12 weeks old and I feel as ready to deal with this probelm as I'll ever be. I threw all the yarn from that box in the freezer but am too freaked out to check the rest of my stash. I've researched on ravelry and the internet but keep finding conflicting information. Some people suggest just chucking your stash. ???!!!!!!! The whole stash???? WTF???

I have some Debbie Bliss Pure Silk and an almost-finished Handmaiden shawl sitting in the freezer . Do I need to throw those out??? What do I do???


I think I'm going to hyperventilate. And then weep.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Best Day

Jamie and I are beyond ecstatic to announce the arrival of our gorgeous daughter Charlotte Anne Roberts. She arrived at 12:56 am in Amsterdam on August 17, 2006 and weighed in at 4.032 kg (8 lbs 14 oz).

Giving birth to my girl was an amazing experience. I feel fortunate that it was a relatively short labour (11 hours) and I'm so proud of myself for staying focused and getting through it without pain medication. I feel a bit like superwoman.

I don't have the words to describe how I feel. Every minute with her is an absolute joy and I've never been this happy in my entire life. I can't stop smelling her head and showering her with kisses. Life is blissful.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I've been busy

38 weeks and 3 days.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Pink Socks

Pattern: Priscilla's Dream Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM in colour P200
I finished these ages ago but finally got around to taking a photo of them. They're a little loose around the ankles but I love them anyway. Is it just me or do knitted socks look ugly when not on actual feet?