I finished knitting this vest(pattern here) last week for Babykins 🙂 I finished knitting a cardi for Babushka in the same yarn,2 months back. Gosh!I am turning into my mom..:) When we were growing up,my mom used to dress my sister and me,in matching dresses..sometimes made from the same fabric:) or if it was ready-made,same dress/pattern in different colors! And we used to hate it..I swore,I will never subject my kids to the same humiliation..but now that Babykins is coming along,I can’t help but feel,that they will look so cute in matching outfits..even if its a boy,the siblings can wear similar sweaters/jackets for a few years:D or at least they can be color co-ordinated!!
Oh,we placed the order for a whole bunch of baby stuff..the baby crib,the stroller,car-seat,a glider for me to rock the baby to sleep. We can’t help but compare prices..Ofcourse,when we shopped for Babushka it was 4 years back and in another country..but still,Australia is SOO expensive!Oh! well no point complaining!
Edited to add :the pattern link.
I started this cardi for the little Diva,in May 2010. I think I finished most of the knitting by June 2010..Then came the daunting part- the sleeves…actually picking up stitches from the underarm. I took it to India,to get my grandma to teach me..but somehow I didn’t find time for that.
Then came the carpal tunnel and the left wrist was literally a pain to work with..and somewhere down the lane,my yarn-related craft mojo,disappeared too.. So,this poor Cardi was left to languish in some dark recesses of my cupboard.
As the days are getting colder,I decided to atleast,finish working on this..I tried the sleeves once again..but wasn’t too confident..and so,just dropped the idea of sleeves and settled for Cap-sleeves instead.
I am really happy with the way,this one turned out.The finishing is much much better than this one.
This is my first lace project and I am glad I took it up.Here’s a close up of the lace:
Ms.Aadya is mighty pleased.I knit it slightly bigger,so that she can wear it for a longer time.
Pattern : Pip’s Cardi fromRavelry
Yarn : Moda Vera- Varigated-Red.
Needle size- 3 1/4 mm.
Yesterday,Friday was Day2 of week 1.
Thursday,was rest day and my thighs were like ROCKS!I swear,even walking inside the house,was painful. I did some yoga in the morning.But I was sore,all day long and my throat was feeling funny too.When I went to bed,I was wondering,if I will be able to walk/jog in the morning.
I woke up,on Friday morning,still a little sore,but not as much as the previous day.I quickly freshened up and got dressed and stepped outside,before I changed my mind.
After the warm-up,by the time,it was time for the first jog,I was feeling good.This time,I remembered to breathe when jogging..and that made a whole lot of a difference.
Edited to add-DH got me another pair of ear-phones,the kind that clip behind your ear and so,they didn’t fall off.Only one was working,but atleast it stayed plugged in!
I breezed thru the first 3 jogs,easily..in the 4th jog,I felt a little pinching on my right foot.I pause the pod-cast and rubbed it and it felt better.I walked a little to build up the pace and then started the pod-cast again.And before I knew it,I was on the 7th run and almost dying!!LOL! but there was just one more run and that was motivation enough.Again for cool down,I walked away from home..so that I would have to walk to get home:P
Day2 was definitely better than Day1.
Today is rest day but I am not as sore are last rest-day.
Yesterday was also school day and I was on my feet pretty much all day..The school is only 3 hours but,we got there half an hour early(DH gave us a ride) and instead of sitting inside,we spent that half an hour playing in the park.
There was a Mother’s Day Party in the school and moms had to stay back.It was really nice.The kids gave us a mini-manicure-rubbed scented cream in moms’ hands and painted their nails.Then,they made bracelets for us and gave us,cards and flowers,which the kids had made themselves,last week.Aadi didn;t go last week,so one of the teachers made it for her.Then there was lots of singing and dancing and lot of fun was had by all.
We got home by 4,Aadi was super-tired,put her down for a nap and tidied up,loaded the dishwasher,cooked dinner.By 9.00 dinner was done and I sat down to knit mittens for Aadi.I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
DH’s friend had invited us over to watch T-20 India-Australia,I begged off and even before DH left,we were both happily in dreamland!
I am soo excited,that I didn’t given and finished W1D2! one more day and I will be done with Week1!
Oh..and the scale is moving!!!LOL!!I didnt expect it to move so soon..but it is.
Current mood- Happy and relaxed!