It's been a bit quiet here on my blog for the past two weeks. I've been trying to get used to not going to work anymore and just staying at home instead. My maternity leave will start on 1st of July but until then I'm on sick leave. Don't worry, everything is fine with me and the baby but the hectic schedule at work started to become too exhausting for me leaving me zombie-like on the sofa after I came home from work. The doctor thought it was pointless that I wasted my energy at work instead of taking care of myself and the baby so now I'm trying to relax while I still can and gather strength before the coming ordeals.
I've been knitting some new stuff for the baby, although it seems like I don't have much to show for the two weeks I've been at home. I thought I would have had a lot of time to just knit but in reality on most days I've been too tired to do anything and my usually fast knitting tempo has substantially slowed down. I'm starting to feel more alive again and finished my Yuki cardigan just a few days ago. (It's still missing buttons, but once I find the perfect ones, I'll post some pictures here on the blog!) Otherwise I feel like I have an endless amount of unfinished projects on my needles, mostly stuff for the baby, but I'm trying to give myself time to rest as much as I need and not care about all the things I have uncompleted and in progress (there's still so much to do before the baby comes!)
But back to everything I have finished. My favorite of the new knits is the little yellow kitty plush toy. I knitted it with cotton yarn that can be washed in 60 degrees C, which is perfect for baby stuff. I embroidered the eyes and the nose instead of using button eyes even though I would have had some beautiful green cat eyes at home, but I thought they wouldn't be safe enough for a small child. I didn't make the dress the original pattern has, but embroidered a light blue ribbon around the kitty's neck instead.
I've also finished a little blue Eole cardigan and a purple romper. The romper didn't have an opening between the legs for easy diaper access but I added one by knitting a couple rows of garter stitch on each side and three "k2tog-yo" buttonholes on the front side of the romper instead of seaming the front and back together like instructed.
The last thing I've finished is the Fiddlehead pullover. The sizing seems to be a bit on the larger side but luckily babies grow so I'm sure the sweater will eventually fit :)
Pattern: Siamese Kitty by Barbara Prime
Yarns: Drops Paris in #35 vanilla and #17 off-white
Pattern: Eole by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Yarn: Drops Fabel #107 blue
Yarn: Drops Fabel #104 purple
Needles: 3.0 mm
Yarn: Drops Fabel #111 mustard