This is my little piece of alien landscape. I love the little bumps on it. The pattern says that I should steam block it before sewing the blocks together, but I like the bumps. I think it adds character to the blanket. Also, I think the baby will like the bumps - something to grab on to, you know. Oh, and about this becoming a baby blanket.. I am not sure it willbe for baby anymore. I like it so much and I think I may make it into a little lap blanket for me. The colours go well with my couch.. so maybe it will be a small throw that I can keep by the couch. We'll see. I don't know how big it will be yet. I was planning on making 12 blocks. I may buy more Silk Garden and make it larger if I am not sick of it by the time I finish the first 12.
4 are completed, and I'm onto my 5th block now.
I think the colours are working out quite well. They are more muted than I had expected, but I think I like them that way. Thank you, Cynthia
, for picking out the colours. It's working out really well.Baby shopping
I know most first-time parents-to-be would probably have amassed a whole lot of baby stuff by now, but we have been putting off shopping as we don't have much room in the flat. We finally bit the bullet this morning and went to Baby Kingdom
. Boy,oh boy...the shophad practically everything that one could need or want for a baby and then some. We ended up buying a cot and mattress, a stroller and a rocker and they will deliver everything a week before Christmas. We thought we'd only buy the essentials so that we don't end up with a whole lot of clutter and regret it 2 months later. So I guess we're done with baby shopping as far as the big things go. There isn't much else that we'd need. Over the next couple of months, we'll just focus on the little things like face washers, nappies, wraps, and other such nitty gritty things.
Baby is growing well, I think. My belly has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few weeks, and I can now feel his movements a lot more now than before. He seems to like to play at about 9.30 at night - every night
! I hope he doesn't keep this up after he's born as I'd like to get some rest at night, thank you very much.More dyeing
Last week I dyed some pure merino top and put them up for sale at my Etsy shop
. Only one lot is left now, but more will come soon... maybe next week.