15 January 2014

Knitting Tiny Things

One of the things that I've been enjoying about being pregnant has been the whole new genre of tiny knitted things that I get to enjoy making. After a binge in the first couple of weeks I have a rainbow of tiny hats ready to adorn adorable tiny heads. I have a couple of other things that I have tucked away over the years, as I fell in love with patterns and just made them with the intention of "someday". And now that someday is today, I have been pulling those things out of the corners that they were tucked into and building a whole new kind of hope chest for this kid.

It's also been really cool to have the whole color palette at my disposal. One of the decisions that D and I made early on was to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. There were a lot of different factors that went into that decision, but one of the fun side effects of that decision is the way that the rainbow opens up when the choosing isn't colored (haha) by boy vs. girl. Another decision that I've been able to play with was the decision that we are going to cloth diaper, so my current project on the needles is a felted diaper cover! I am using a pattern I really love, with the goal that if I knit one and it turns out well, I will probably use it as a pattern to cut out a couple more from recycled sweaters from the thrift store.

I'll get some pictures up here at some point of all the cute, but for the moment, the laundry is calling!

12 January 2014

Big Changes and Tiny Humans

There have been a lot of changes in my life since I started this blog... I got married, fell in love, bought a house, did make overs in my house and yard, and generally it was an outlet for me to document the process of growing up and finding my way through my mid-20s. So I'm really excited that this blog is going to be with me as I take this next step,

I'm Pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought long and hard about even telling the internet about this, but in the end, I decided that I would be happier being able to document some of the highlights of these exciting next steps in my life. Per the usual, I'm sure there will be some ramblings and other things that I (not frequently) post about, but this is also an attempt to keep my Facebook page from being all "squee baby" all the time. 

I haven't really been doing anything interesting with food lately because of the pregnancy, so not much to report on there, but I will at least leave you with this week's menu at the house!

M: Grilled Lamb Burgers w/ Marinated Onion, Dill, & Feta
T: Pork & Hominy Stew
W: Portabella & Asparagus Pasta
Th: Leftovers
F: To be determined
S: Going to a Burn's Night dinner with family friends
Su: Stir-fry

There's a crock-pot full of Mushroom Beef Barley soup cooking away on my counter as I enjoy my quiet day off today, listening to the laundry burble in the corner. Hope everyone has a great week!