And where did the lie that it will be better in the second trimester come from?
And why would an ailing body that is trying to build a new baby constantly crave awful things like Coca-cola and Cheetos?
And why can’t I feel like knitting while I lie on the couch for weeks at a time?
These are a few of the questions that have plagued my mind over the last five and a half months as I have suffered through yet another difficult pregnancy. But with the arrival of spring relief has come and I am slowly coming back to life. I have even taken the kids to the park this week. Sure, I was nauseous and weak for the rest of the day, but it was nice to get out of the house.
I am knitting again, too. The first project that I tackled when the knitting fever came back over me was to finish The Man’s christmas present. Poor guy only got one sock in his stocking with a promise of another to come. I don’t feel too bad about it, I mean I am making more offspring for him, after all. And the one sock was a heavenly merino/cashmere/nylon blend that is fit for kings. His foot was swathed in luxury. Sure the other one was left in the cold, but I thought I would remedy that in January. Well, better late than never, and I whipped out the second half in March.
Regular Guy Toe Up Socks in Handmaiden Casbah Ebony Ravelry Page here . Pictured on my feet, so a little baggie.
Pardon the horrible photography. I still don’t feel like getting off of the couch very much!
Three things about this knit –
1. The yarn is fantastic! I have already knit socks for me in it and it is fabulous. Hard wearing, unbelievably soft, and gorgeous colors. Well worth the price.
2. The pattern was free and easy. I didn’t do the short row toes as instructed, but preferred to use Judy’s Magic Cast On. More details on the Ravelry page.
3. The man has long feet, but at least they are narrow. One hundred grams made a nice, long, skinny pair of socks, leaving a very small ball for darning when needed.
There has been progress on other things as well, but I have got to save some things for later. I don’t know if I am back completely, but I sure hope so. I miss my friends in bloggyland and look forward to getting back into the swing of things here as well as in real life.
And, just so you don’t think I have been faking it – here is my progress on Encore Baby so far: