[knitting] A come back!

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*dusts around and removes the cobwebs* anyone still around??
phew it’s been a loooooong time, a little over four and a half months since I posted here. Let’s say I’ve kept myself busy.. My little girl is growing well and already making good progress: it’s great to see her grow and learn new stuff such as laughing, grabbing toys and rolling over. Especially after the first couple of months when I wondered if anything was happening behind those blue eyes. I think I was quite well prepared for the pregnancy and the birth, thanks to birthing classes, but not for what came after and it has been a trying period to say the least. But thankfully these days are over, we are now in a kind of reassuring routine, I’ve gone back to work since the beginning of September, Héloïse is perfectly happy at the crèche (the daycare in French) and I have even been able to go back to my sewing table!

Of course Héloïse is learning how to sew as the picture shows .

So for the last four months I’ve mostly been knitting in my free time, it’s much easier to pick up and put down according to her schedule.
The only thing I sewed was a sling (something that saved my life with a newborn), following Liza Jane‘s example in using Jan’s tutorial. Now my little baby needs less soothing by walking around but I’m still using it nearly daily: it’s extremely useful when you just need to pop out of the car for a quick trip to the post office and don’t want to pull out and unfold the pram.
Here is part of the knitting I’ve been doing: a little cardigan from the French book Les Intemporels pour Bébé. I had already knitted a newborn version, so cute! I just need to buy some buttons. Next to the cardigan are a little pair of Drops Garn Studio booties, important now that autumn has really arrived! With the long ribbing section, they stay on her legs a little longer than slippers. Let’s say I have more interesting things to do than pick up lost slippers every minute 🙂
I’ll show you the results of my short sewing section in the next few days, it’s a a pair of trousers from an Ottobre magazine.

 

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[Me-Made-May] 13 day 28

Only a few more days before the end of the month! There are many repeats in my outfits these days, but I don’t think it really matters, I’m doing my best under the circumstances: today I’m wearing the same bright yellow t-shirt as day 3.

 

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But I preferred to show you my feet because 1. I have only managed to sleep one hour the past night and you can see it on my face (how come you can’t stock up on sleep before the birth??) and 2. I’ve just finished knitting these great socks. They’re the Asymmetrical Cables Socks by Cookie A. from the book Sock Knitting Master Class and the yarn is the wonderful Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock. I’m not overwhelmed by the pattern, the cables look nice, but I have some other socks that I like a lot more than these. However the yarn is great: thick, squishy and with a high twist – it’s a  pity it’s so expensive!