Monday, March 12, 2007

That baby had better appreciate all my hard work

It's finished!

I've spent the last three months working on this baby blanket for my extraordinarily pregnant coworker. Well, I guess I've been working on it for her kid, who whould be coming out any day now - they're letting her go to a few days before her due date and then taking the kid out, elective c-section style, because they're afraid he'll be so big he'll dislocate his shoulder or something if he stays in that long. At her 34 week appointment he was already 8.5 pounds. Anyhow, gigantor baby aside, I used a stitch pattern from a book Hulk's mom gave me for giftmas. As those of you who knit can see, I changed stitches every six (stockinette, reverse stockinette, seed stitch) and included a seed stitch border. So it looks like a checkerboard, kind of, and I was thrilled to find brightly colored yarn - most baby yarn is all pastel and bland.

Oh, and yesterday and today were fantastically gorgeous. I think the weather got tired of hearing everybody whine. We took a stroll a few miles to the art supply store, so Hulk could stock up on paint, and enjoyed the greening of yards and the singing of birds and the sunshine. Here are some of the flowers that greeted us along the way.

On Saturday, we went up to HulkRents and hung out. My birthday presents included a pretty white lace blouse (I wore it to work today with my white silk tank top underneath) and a floor-length skirt in one of my favorite colors of green. I think I got at least six compliments on it today, so you know it's pretty. Tomorrow it's supposed to be just as nice, and I'm going to wear a shorter skirt with No Tights for the first time since October. My weirdly yellow-pink legs (they never get white, but they sure look weird after the winter) will be frightening everyone, but I don't care. It's spring, the time has already changed (hallelujah! would that we could stay on DST all year), and in two days I turn 28 and fly to Minneapolis.

These kitties? They love the new blue chair, a craigslist find. And they love the kitty show, which is what they get to watch through the screen when it's warm enough to open the back door. I had it open until 6:30 this evening. Lovely.


Monkey McWearingChaps said...

For a second I thought that was a 2-headed cat.

You sound much cheerier, I'm happy spring is cautiously coming and you're perking up.

Anonymous said...

First of all, Happy Birthday!

2nd - the blanket is beautimus. Bravo.

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

I thought it was tomorrow?

MLE said...

yep, it's tomorrow. Don't worry, there's plenty of time!