Wednesday Yarn Along #12 (and a few other things)

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Yesterday I posted that I would explain why I have been so tired lately, and slightly absent from the blogging world. I feel like that last photo offers up a pretty decent explanation. Last month we discovered that I am pregnant with our third child. The baby is due in May and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The morning sickness was pretty rough last week. I was taking prescription anti-nausea meds around the clock, and my poor family ate out more than I’d like to admit because there was no way I was going to cook. Just opening my fridge sent me running for the bathroom. I couldn’t even knit because counting stitches made my head spin. I’d never had morning sickness like that before. Over the last few days, the nausea has subsided, and I feel like I’m starting to regain a little of my old energy and while my clothes are already feeling a tad too snug, I feel great.

But enough about that. Look at my sweater! Isn’t it wonderful? I loved this pattern. Full disclosure: I would never use this yarn again. I loved the color, but it pilled too much for my taste and in some photos, like the close-ups of the buttons, you can see the yarn has already turned a bit fuzzy.

Speaking of the buttons, I am in love with them. Bees! They are from an Etsy store called Wooly Moss Roots. As soon as I saw them, I had to have them. The couple who made them have so many adorable carved items, and I highly recommend checking out their blog.

You might notice how I only have one button buttoned on this sweater. Normally I would show you what it looks like completely buttoned, but since I cast on, I have gained ten pounds, and there are certain parts of my (ahem) anatomy that have expanded since then, so it doesn’t look very good buttoned up.

In a nutshell, I’m glad I chose Inland for my first KAL, and I know this sweater will get lots of use this winter. It took forever to post photos, but better late than never, right?

a few small projects

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I have a few little projects going on at the moment, mostly because I don’t have the energy to commit to a big one right now. I’ll post more about why tomorrow. I started knitting a little chicken a few days ago (because who could resist knitting a chicken?) and I am at a stopping point until I run to Joanne’s and buy some poly fill for the body. Tonight I plan to cast on with some beautiful yarn that I picked up in Portland over the summer at a cute little yarn shop called Knit Purl.  The yarn is called Woolfolk and it’s just so soft and luxurious…I’m excited to see how it looks all knit up. I plan on making Swift, and I think it’s going to be my favorite hat this winter. I’m hoping to get the swatch done tonight.

I finally had Gabe take a few photos of my finished Inland sweater. I’ll post more tomorrow for my Wednesday Yarn Along.

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The kids are on the mend, and I’m so grateful. Over the past 24 hours, I’ve managed to get a few things done around the house: a load of laundry here, a load of dishes there. Life is slowly returning to normal.

I was gifted with a sourdough starter a few weeks ago. While I am a good cook, I have been informed by my own mother by some people that my baking skills are lacking. This last batch was by far my best, so I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. Yesterday for breakfast I ate sourdough toast smeared with a blackberry and poblano pepper jam made by the husband of a dear friend. It was to die for.

I do hope I finish this sweater this weekend. My fingers are itching to cast on something new…a hat…a baby sweater…perhaps a throw? I can’t decide.

Enjoy the weekend, friends.

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