A Collection Of Randomness

First off, I would like to thank all of you who have been asking me if I am still alive. Yes, I am here, still pregnant, and healthy, and extremely uncomfortable. Hence the lack of blogging. I don’t want to make this blog my whining place about all of the ways that this pregnancy is torturing me, so I simply stay away. And then there is The Cave, which is once again beckoning me to hide away and finish off this gestation in solitary confinement, preferably in a warm bath with soft music and occasional, brief visits from the little people whom I love, but are who so loud and energetic!

There are some things that I can share with you, though, of the knitting and spinning variety, that would make a decent blog post. So, here is a random collection of my yarnie activities from the last month. (to shorten my sitting at the computer, I am not going to provide individual links to all of these projects. The details can be found in my Ravelry notebook here.)

1. Rainbows!

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2. Billowy Blanket

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IMGP9134_medium3. Fishie Socks!

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4. A baby sweater that came out too big (and so was reassigned to The Fraggle) and a second version that came out just right.

IMGP9197_medium2IMGP9192_medium25. Some sewing has happened, too. Necessitating some matching knit shorties, of course. (Super easy and cute sewing pattern from here and adorable fabric from this Etsy shop – you gotta check out her fabric. She has Mo Willems Pigeon fabric! Oh my! Too cute! )

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6. And, of course, some spinning. It feels like cheating to not properly post about these yarns – they were all great learning experiences and I have a lot to say about them. Maybe I will come back to that later. (Notes are on the stash pages if you can’t wait) For now, just enjoy the pretties. ooooooo, pretties!

IMGP9167_medium IMGP9211_medium IMGP9131_medium IMGP9171_mediumIMGP9162_mediumThere is knitting in progress, some baby related, some not. Spinning is on hold for now, as my feet swell horribly after I sit at the wheel for any decent length of time.

In other news (since this is a random post), my three June Bugs are turning 6, 4, and 2 years old this month and there is a super frilly, pastel pink, girlie-girlie, ballerina tea party coming up that will be very fun to show you. I think that I enjoy planning the parties more than the kids enjoy the actual event, which really is a good thing, because it is a lot of work!

And, now, the obligatory belly shot – 35 weeks down, 5 more to go (give or take)

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SO, that is me for now. I’ll try to check in again before baby comes, but I make no promises. Just know that when this pregnancy finally ends and I have a wonderful new baby and a body that doesn’t torment me anymore, I will surely return to being a good blogger. Thanks again for all of your support and well wishes. I enjoy hearing from all of you, both here and on Ravelry. I have such a sweet group of cyber friends. Thank you for hanging in there with me!

 

 

 

Time for a Time-Out

Okay, folks. That time has come. I no longer have any interesting things to say. My knitting has become extremely mundane (another pair of small shorties, anyone?) and I am obsessing over how uncomfortable pregnancy can be. To top it off, with the finishing of all the baby preparations time has slowed to a crawl, or as my sister-in-law puts it “tick……tock……..tick…..tock”.

So, it is time to take a blog break. I will wait for the big story, the gorgeous headline and the exciting birth story. Shouldn’t be too much longer as I am over 38 weeks, now.

Remember the Cave? That is where I am headed, now. See you all when I emerge the victorious mother with babe in arms.

The Cave

I fear that I am about to enter The Cave fairly soon.

I can feel it coming.

Pregnancy tends to make me more introverted, a little hermit-ish. And, by the end I usually don’t want to see or speak to anyone. I want to hide away with a little bit of knitting, a good book, a hot bath, some chocolate… you get the picture. I long for a sort of hibernation – like a panda who goes into her den and sleeps until her infant is born. I want to be alone in my den, have my baby, and emerge the victorious mother.

I start resenting people for calling me on the phone. I decline offers of baby showers and visits from loved ones. I shudder at the thought of the parade of people that will want to stop by and see the baby when it comes. I become possitively anti-social. Even The Man gets the cold shoulder (poor guy).

I have never blogged through a pregnancy before, so I wonder if anything here will change. But, I can tell you that this week I haven’t had much to say. I guess I am going into The Cave.

I don’t like this about myself and pregnancy, because, I have some amazingly excellent friends and family all around me. I should be thankful for their kindnesses and I should enjoy their company.

Instead I get sucked into The Cave.

I suppose this is natural. I can’t be the only one who experiences this, right?

It is still in the early stages, and I am still seeing people and visiting and enjoying company when it comes. I won’t be canceling any of my social engagements… yet. But, if you happen to be one of those people that I end up neglecting in the next few months, I apologize in advance.

I’m just in The Cave.