My last few posts have been minus any kind of craft, but lookie lookie, I finally have something to show! My co-worker had a little baby girl on Christmas Day. Baby Randi was over a month and a half early, so no one was prepared. I'm happy to say that Randi is doing really well and thriving.
Since she came before we could throw a shower, we're throwing a post-birth baby shower next Friday. You know what that means. Baby clothes! Wooo!
I used Yarncat's Cone Hat pattern for the cute little hat. I wanted to do something a little different than a regular baby beanie. The only thing I changed was that I used a fpdc and bpdc to create ribbing on the last 2 rows. I also used Bella Bambina's Kelly Sweater, which you already know is my favorite baby sweater pattern. The elf booties are Maven Haven's Elfin booties.
The purple is all Caron pounder (which gets soooo soft after you wash and dry it). The variegated accents for the pom pom, sweater edging, and bootie edging is Bernat Softee Baby. Its my first time using this yarn and I'm a fan. Its easy to work with and feels soft even before you wash it. I'm hoping to edge some fleece for a baby blanket this weekend, but it depends on how tired I feel.
An awesome surprise arrived in the mail today, all the way from Italy! I'd won a prize from Angela over at My Tangled Threads. The prize was a secret, which was killing my curiosity. It was worth the wait...Angela sent a Brittany hook!
I've heard of these before but had never seen one in person. Its gorgeous, delicate and lightweight. Look at the detailing on the end of the hook. Just wow! Thank you so much Angela! I love it!
Last, but not least, I've got good news and bad news.
The good news: Today was weigh in #2. I lost 3.3 pounds this week, for a total loss of 8.5 pounds in 2 weeks. Woohoo!
The bad news: My fight against Aunt Flo cravings crashed and burned today. I ordered a pizza and...and I enjoyed it, dammit. I should feel guilty, but I don't. Aunt Flo demanded the pizza. Tomorrow, I'll get back and track and chalk up today as a momentary weakness.