Here’s a close up of the baby cables. I actually changed the pattern the day before because I didn’t like the elongated cables I was originally knitting. I really think it made the difference. I’m hoping that tonight I can make myself a cup of hot chocolate (with some of that whip cream that’s calling my name) and start to turn the heel.
Here’s the bands, which I had to modify a bit. The pattern actually tells you to sew the bands together and then sew to buttons up on top for the collar. Instead I did about 8 buttonholes up the front. I think it would look better that way. (Now I have to go find some matching buttons!)
I’m really happy to have another FO for the baby. That makes two! I told Shawn I’d work on the Pinwheel Sweater from Elann and try to get the sleeves done. I’ve decided not to add an edging. While the I cord looks pretty, I think it will be too much and well…yeah! I’m the one knitting it!
Everything else is the world is going fairly well. Shawn and I will be celebrating our first year anniversary this weekend. He has no idea, (well maybe a little), that I’m making him a Paper Bag Book album for him. I’ve gotten most of it done in about 6 hours. Three more hours tomorrow and I should be done. (I’ll post pictures tomorrow!) I also have to pick up a 1/2 lb. of fudge for him from See’s candies (and maybe a little something for me?) because my lame attempts at fudge were just that…lame. Saturday we will go to dinner at this Italian restaurant and then (depending on weather) I want us to take a drive out to the beach. (Again depending on weather because supposedly there’s a storm a comin’.)
Our last Dr. appointment was on Monday and everything is fine. (Except that lastnight I think I had too much salt in my dinner because now I’m a little swollen.) He said the baby is where she needs to be and that it could be any day now. If I went into labor right now, they wouldn’t stop me! So it’s all about time. I’m so excited, yet nervous as well. Shawn and I want her to be here so badly, but we haven’t really worked out the nuts and bolts of who will have Jem the day of the C Section and what they will do for the four days I’m in the hospital. Lucky for me (and my mother), my mom is getting a car this week, so I will have a little extra help.
Until then, I knit.