Saturday, July 25, 2009

Projects and a Big Belly

I finally finished my 'Pay It Forward' projects.

I've been wanting to make this hat for a long time, and just happened to have this skein of cotton in my stash. I really like it, I'm going to have to make one for myself this fall. (Thanks for the button, Andrea, I can't believe how perfect it turned out!)

And this cute little bag was just so easy to make. I'm loving granny squares right now.

I wanted to get these projects done before our ultrasound next month. As soon as I find out what we're having I'd love to get started on this blanket.

It's called the wooleater and I've been wanting to make one for quite awhile now.

Isn't this belly the perfect excuse? Is this how big you're supposed to look at 15 weeks? I'm feeling enormous already, what's 5 more months going to be like?!?

This is the yummy orange I picked out to make this scarf for my dear friend.

Hers will be a bit skinnier, but I think the orange will make for much more fun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meet Baby Fackler

I'm 14 weeks today and we had our second ultrasound.

The baby was too big (measuring 15 weeks) to do the testing we were there for, but I was happy as a clam just to see our little one moving around like crazy (almost too crazy to get a still shot), to hear that precious little heartbeat and to bring home a few pictures.

Cute little button nose...

"Hi, mom!"I'm just so in love already!

Oh, and though we won't be finding out the sex until 20 weeks, the tech (after hearing Claire refer to the baby as a "he") said she wouldn't be surprised if we found out Claire was right.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More crochet and other things

I finally finished this project last week. The hexagon afghan for my new little nephew, Coen, coming next month.

I loved every minute of it, but geez, what a tedious project! I haven't yet decided if I'll ever do another. I think really bright colors would be fun.

Needing something a little lighter, I decided to whip up some baby beanies for Project 3 on the Craft Hope blog.
I love that they are so quick to finish, and that I'm able to use up some of my growing yarn stash.

Today I started another fun project for the 'Pay it Forward' challenge I volunteered for back in February.

I'll let you in on what they are and how they turned out after the recipients receive them. By the way, I only had two people join in, I'd still be willing to add another if anyone is interested...

Claire finished her first round of swim lessons last Friday. I'm so proud of her. She listened to her teacher very well, tried everything including the water slide and jumping off the diving board. She's not quite ready to move up to the next class since she's so young, but I'm excited to see that she loves the water and does so well in it.