Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Life Has Ground To A Halt

I would like to thank everyone who left such kind comments on my blog and sent congratulatory emails. I have replied to everyone that I could and if I missed you I am sorry.

Things are not going as smoothly as I had hoped with Felix. He is not the greatest of sleepers and refuses to lay down in his bed most of the time. For the last six weeks at home I have basically held him in my arms during the day and most of the night and I don't have more than a couple of hours of sleep. I haven't touched my stitching since I left hospital, I am really starting to get withdrawal symptoms. I am not getting much done each day as Felix won't lay down in his rocker and hates the baby carrier and sling that I purchased. I get just a few things done each day and on the weekend my DH looks after him and the children while I get the house cleaned. In a way cleaning is a enjoyable thing as I get a little exercise and get moving about.

I realised that my DH hadn't given many details about Felix, so here they are.

Felix Remington
7 June 2011
3440g (7lb 9oz)    50cm

The week before Felix was born, I didn't get any stitching done, but I did do a lot of crochet. Here are all the pieces I made that week.

Design: Easy Chunky Beanie with Texture
Designer: Sarah Belcher (Ravelry)
Yarn: Patons Wilderness - 70% Wool, 20% Acrylic, 10% Viscose (Colour 0505)
Hook Size: 6mm/US J

Design: Patterned Beanie Hat
Designer: The Art Of Crochet Series - Issue 10
Yarn: Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 Ply (Colours 50, 04. 02, 01)
Hook Size: 3.5mm/US E and 4mm/US 6

Design: Scallop Crochet Scarf
Designer: Lion Brand
Yarn: Panda Magnum - 100% Acrylic (Colour 4602)
Hook Size: 4mm/US 6

Design: Margaret's Hat
Designer: Lion Brand
Yarn: Panda Magnum - 100% Acrylic (Colour 4602)
Hook Size: 4mm/US 6

Here is a scarf I threw together using a bunch of textured yarns. I am not really sure what the yarns are, but I made 150 ch, then each row is a row of dc (sc US) in a different yarn. Super easy! 

I am happy to say that Jill finally received her PIF I sent oh so long ago. I sent it months ago and then it came back just after Felix was born and then I sent it again, but this time with success. So here is the little piece I stitched.

Design: Carnations
Designer: The Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32ct Belfast - Sand
Thread: DMC
Finish: Pinkeep

Now the only craft I have been able to do has been crochet, usually when Felix is feeding or asleep on my lap. Here is my latest project; I have completed one for Amelie and I am currently working on one for Aurelia. This one was a little bit of a challenge sewing together as all the stripes had to match up perfectly. By the way I left off the snowflake on this as there enough going on already.

Design: Snowflake Hot Water Bottle Cover (without the snowflake)
Designer: The Art Of Crochet Series - Issue 14
Yarn: Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 Ply (Colours 50, 04. 02, 01, 54, 08)
Hook Size: 4mm/US 6