Stephen and I had a little photo shoot this morning to document just how big Lolo and I look together. I've put on 25 lbs this time around and am feeling pretty huge. I'm looking forward to finding my old self back and, dare I say it, exercise? I've been resting since December 4th and I'm so itching for nice long walks with the kiddos in our cool new stroller. Getting some fresh air. Perspective. And colour...
So while I hurry up and wait for Lolo's birthday, I've been busying myself with knitting. I did get to stop by my LYS to get the yarn for the Phildar reversible cardi last weekend and cast on for it Friday. The yarn is Phildar Coton Microfibre which I'm not finding that spectacular to knit with especially considering the way overinflated price of $8 a ball -- I need 12 balls for this 6 month size sweater! I used a gift certificate though which made the cost more palatable, but still. I think Phildar yarn is a bust and I'll be looking to substitute next time!
I started with the hoods because it's the only part of the cardi I'm planning to knit as per the pattern. The pattern calls for knitting the sleeves, fronts and back separately for both versions of the sweater (it is reversible) and then seaming them all together. I'm thinking (a) that's way too much seaming and (b) won't that be really bulky and uncomfortable? So instead I'm planning on knitting the hoods and picking up at their base for the neck opening and knitting the cardis as seamless top town raglans. I've considered making both versions of the cardi simultaneously using intarsia to connect the stripped inside to the plain outside, but I think an i-cord edge to seam just the button bands and bottoms together may look more polished...I'll test out my theory on the hoods and take it from there.
An finally, because I just couldn't resist the cuteness, here's a picture of Julian fixing his brother's crib with dada's screwdriver. Gotto make sure they're all nice and secure ;0) What a cutie!