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I feel like Christmas was here and gone too quickly this year. It might be that I feel this way because I have a lot on my mind. Baby Edda should be here anytime in the next two weeks and her coming has basically eclipsed any and everything else in my mind. Some updates:
I finished the nursery but I haven’t photographed it yet because every time I get it cleaned up something happens and all the mess from the rest of the house gets hidden back there. Grr.
I gave all the presents that I knitted. I think everyone liked them. (Actually, I’m pretty sure most people liked them a lot, which is excellent because I really spent a lot of time making them exactly the way people wanted them.) I managed to surprise my mom, which is always a big deal as she is very hard to surprise.
Mom’s socks (rav link) I loved this yarn, Zitron Lifestyle.
Ryan gave me a set of knit picks’ harmony straight needles (10″) for Christmas! They combine the things I like about bamboo needles with the few things I like about metal needles to make a whole new kind of needle (at least, new to me). I like bamboo needles because they are strong, flexible-ish, light, they don’t “clink” and they warm to your hands as you use them. I like the fact that they are “grabbier” than metal, but sometimes they grab too much. Also the points are usually too blunt. The harmony needle have nice, pointy tips and they are much smoother! They are also pretty, but that’s just extra. Love, love, love.
Ryan also gave me a cute little espresso machine, which I also dearly love. Ryan is a keeper.
Some recently finished baby things:
viking girl hat (ravelry link)
Sorry if this post has been long and rambling… I felt like I had a lot to catch up on. I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas! I may or may not get around to updating before the baby gets here so… if you don’t hear from me in a month or so it’s probably because Her Majesty has arrived.
(of course, I intend to post before then, but you guys know my track record is not so great, hehe.)
I can finally breathe. I am done with my exams. I will never have to take another math class. NEVER. I am so, so thrilled about this. The rest of this week will be pretty busy, but who cares? I don’t. Math is over.
In knitting news, I have begun the seventh and final stocking for my family. This one is for my next-to-youngest sister, Sara. It is pink and white on request. I would show a picture, but there’s not much to show at this point. I finished Katie’s (youngest sis) stocking. I finished it at my parents house and Katie was so excited about that she didn’t want me to take it home to block it. I love it when my knits are so enthusiastically received.