Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bibs, Bottles, Baby and a ball of wool

Its so great to be back, and thank you all for your comments. You've given me the inspiration to pick up my needles and knit for my own baby (who, by the way is such a Nosh I just want to eat him!). I've added another photo of the Nosh, just 'cos I wanna.

This morning I went upstairs to our "new" loft room (we moved house the week before we had the Nosh, clever??!!) and took out a cone of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in pale blue, (and we're renovating too, clever??!!) I dusted off her Special Knits book and flicked through. I was looking for a simple knit. My head is mush at the moment so I can't start substituting yarns (picking colours of paint, tiles and fabric is challenging enough). The Alphabet Sweater, very cute, very appropriate, and using cashmerino aran. (tell me, who moves the week before you give birth, honestly).

I'm definitely going to start this sweater today.
First thing, nappy change. Give the Nosh a top and tail then feed him.
Put him in a snowsuit to take the Bubela to school.
P-ing down with rain, not a good start.
Actually the BIL did a good deed today and walked the Bubela into school for me.
Get back home, dry hair.
Steralise a few bottles, make up the next couple of feeds and add colic drops. Oy, the colic hour (don't get me started on the colic hour)
Ok, cast on for the Alphabet blanket, needles feel a bit foreign in my hands, but I'll get used to it.
The Nosh is crying, nappy change and settle him.
Right, back to the needles. Knit a few rows in garter stitch - great, nice and easy. (Meanwhilst, I haven't even read through the pattern, so its all going to be a surprise to me).
Feed the Nosh.
Wind the Nosh.

Back to the needles... whats that - TR2??? A nice simple knit I wanted and I'm learning a new stitch, oy vey. Its the twist stitch. Knit into the second stitch then the first, then knock them off the left needle. Looks very nice *take a look at the picture*, its like a cable.


Lacy said...

Way to go-I'm so impressed that you're getting back to the needles! :-) I love the sweater and it will look gorgeous on your beautiful boy!

modelwidow said...

Congratulations! ( I`m always way behind everyone else)

That jumper is going to make one gorgeous little boy look even more gorgeous.

Cerella said...

Gosh, he is soo darn cute!!! I love that stitch on the sweater! Can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Tusa said...

Hey! Congratulations on your little bundle!

I am also pleased to know I am not the only one who lost that bug. I have now got my knitting mojo back, at 6 months pregnant. I hope it sticks around.

I bet you are now knitting a few things for your bundle of joy. Well done!

Lolly said...

He is absolutely precious!! Congrats!

And so nice to see you back! :)

gail said...

What a sweet little baby you have!! I certainly understand your vacation from the blog world. The new nosh will be a great model for your creations--if you find time to knit. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Bonnie said...

Good on ya for hitting the needles again. Can't wait to see the cute little sweetie wearing the adorable sweater.

Terese said...

I didn't find any e-mail on your blog, så I'll contact you this way instead.

I've never knitted anything from a pattern so far, but then I found your "Bobblicious" on, and I just have to try it.
But I'm not use to read knitting-instructions in english, since I'm from Sweden, so I'm not really sure if I've gotten the bobbles right. Are you supposed to be able to wiggle them up and down a little? Cause that's not what it looks like in the pictures, but that't exactly what happens with my Bobbles.

I would be very happy if you could help me out. And if you dont feel like answering with a responding comment, please send me an e-mail at
I would be so grateful. Thank you. :)

vtwopoint5 said...

What a darling baby! I can't remember how I came across your blog, but it was likely through another knitter's blog :)


karen c said...

I've made 3 Bobbilicious shrugs - and LOVE them!!! Thanks for contributing the pattern to Knitty!

And congrats on the new baby. My daughter is turning 1 next week and i was going through her "baby" pictures the other day - time goes WAY too fast! Enjoy the rest of your year - hope all your projects complete themselves in time for the holidays!

goodkarma said...

My goodness, you're ambitious to get knitting for the Nosh already. What a good mama! And what a sweet little bean. Kisses from across the pond!

Laura.Y said...

he so cute! wow, already knitting? :) Love that sweater look.

OneScrappyChick said...

I just love babies.. congratulations!!!

Marsha said...

I see you have DB on a cone. Do you have a source you can share? It is right up there with Karabella Aurora 8 for me!