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Tres Chic Veronique


Countdown: 10, 9, 8, SEVEN!

Still lots of craftiness going on...
Pyjamas from Amy Butler's "Little Stitches For Little Ones":
Fabric on sale at Superbuzzy! I bought some in red for myself. Is it wrong that I want matching pyjamas? It's not like I'm going out in public with matching mother-son outfits... And he will be too young to remember...

I also whipped up Tom the owl from Lucinda Guy's "And So to Bed" (in Lion Brand Cotton Ease). Although, in the book, he is named Otto, but we felt he was more of a Tom.
Tom the owl
Tom loves the Boppy bouncing seat (thanks Schrodinger for the advice!). He is fascinated by the toys. He will stare at them for hours!

And here is the hiccuping one:
33 weeks!
We learned today that he is head down! Good boy :)

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By Veronique
On Thursday, March 26, 2009
At 3/26/2009 03:56:00 PM


Countdown: 10, 9, EIGHT!

Eight more weeks! We went on the hospital tour last night, and got to check out both Labor & Delivery (hectic, loud) and the Birthing Center (calm, focused). Can you guess which one I'm planning to use?
I finished the Garter Stitch Baby Kimono, only to realize that it's a little bit on the large side (as per my midwife, what, you thought I knew these things?) . Not really ideal as a take home sweater.
Garter baby kimono and one bootie.
No problem though, I have 6 skeins of Knit Picks' sock yarn, so I cast on for another cardigan with fewer stitches! Yes, it's knit on size one needles, but it's so tiny...
And I made a bootie!
I thought I'd have a nice belly shot for those of you interested, but it turns out that I need to familiarize myself with my camera's autofocus a little bit more.
Stupid autofocus.


By Veronique
On Thursday, March 19, 2009
At 3/19/2009 01:47:00 PM


Countdown: 10, NINE!

9 weeks to go! I'm pregnant enough that people are now offering me their seat on the subway and the bus! That is quite the milestone in NYC.

Not everything is coming up roses though: my modified garter yoke cardi looks like crap. Entirely my fault.
Garter yoke cardi
I added gussets to the sides to accommodate my ever-expanding belly, but now it looks like a tent. It does not have the swinginess I'd anticipated. I'd much rather wear a regular cardigan and leave the bottom buttons open, just like for Lush & Lacy...
I'm especially bummed because I've been using my precious New Mexico Organic yarn :(
And I'd even picked a cool stitch pattern:
Garter yoke cardi
I don't have the heart to rip this one. Maybe a time out in the WIP basket?


By Veronique
On Friday, March 13, 2009
At 3/13/2009 01:41:00 PM


30 weeks?!

Can you believe I'm 30 weeks pregnant? I don't know why I feel like 30 weeks is a turning point... (Maybe I'm confusing it with the big three oh?) I feel like now, I'm REALLY pregnant --you know, because for the past 7 months I've only been a little bit pregnant.

Miraculously, I haven't experienced any of the horrible, awful, you're-barely-going-to-make-it symptoms that every pregnant lady with access to an online forum loves to scare you with (uh, knock on wood...).
Let me give you an example: I've read multiple posts about how the orange-flavored glucose drink you have to take for the gestational diabetes test is god-awful. As in, it tastes terrible, nobody can keep it down (can you visualize a pregnant woman vomiting all over a crowded waiting room?) and it makes them dizzy... Well, in reality, it's flat orange soda. What is the problem with flat orange soda?! Why all the hype? Sometimes the internet is a bad thing. Although... I read these forums to cheer myself up when I'm having a bad day!

First and second trimester crafting inertia has finally disappeared, and I'm on a roll!
I made a Peapod Baby Cardigan in Tess' Designer Yarn Superwash Merino (purchased a Brooklyn General a long time ago, in the yummiest shade of green, and awaiting the perfect project).
Peapod and the beginnings of a quilt
I love it (even without buttons...), but I'm confused about the yardage requirements. The patterns states that ~500 yds are needed, and I had 560 yds in one hank (!!). I've used about half of the yarn. How is that possible? It's a knitting miracle!
And I started a baby quilt with vintage-looking fabric (from The City Quilter).

I also made an Angle cardi. This is my third, love this pattern.

And I'm almost done with this Debbie Bliss cardigan (the ribbon edge cardigan, but I don't think I'll add a ribbon):
Debbie Bliss Cardi

We've also been preparing the nursery. I cannot tell you how excited we are to get it all done! I'm covering a bumper with the cutest planet fabric (seen above), and making a sling baby carrier with some japanese robot fabric. Oh, and I got some sunny yellow fabric to make curtains.
Look! We got a crib! (Seeing A Mingled Yarn's nursery inspired us, and she gave some useful tips).
We have a crib!
Like I said, crafting mojo is BACK!

By Veronique
On Friday, March 06, 2009
At 3/06/2009 03:05:00 PM