Thank you so much everyone for your congratulations and well wishes. It is a lovely time right now, though there isn't much time and space for blogging about all the cool stuff that's going on, a few pics help you get the idea. Glad some of you are enjoying the vicarious pleasures.
I did want to say a big thanks too for the organisers and participants of the bloggettogether - I had such a lovely time. It was especially good to feel so tolerated for being a brain dead post natal breast feeding baby hugger.
I've re-entered that half formed thought and lost conversation thread phase again that comes with caring for an infant. Always distracted, always forgetting my manners, often forgetting what I was saying.
So thank you all for the fantastic gifts (I really want the recipes for the jam biscuits and the passionfruit melting moments - my goodness they were good) and sorry I wasn't better at getting to talk to you all and personally thank you all for the pressies. Next time I'll be better.
Oh and in case anyone else who came is a non-knitter confused by my gift - they are stitch markers!
Here's Wil asleep in his hammock. Just wanted to share the hammock thing, since I'm sure lots of you out there haven't ever seen one.
We bought it for Amy after a couple of people we knew had great success in settling grumpy babies in them. It's such a soothing and cosy looking place. It's made of calico with a futon style cotton mattress insert. It comes from a company called Natures Sway in NZ.
It hangs from the ceiling by a chain and spring, so you can give it a little push as you go past and keep the baby moving. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Wil seems to like it too.
And in the never ending saga of crazy under and overuse of yarn I offer up this latest. The Mia jacket by Debbie Bliss, knitted in the 4-5 year size. The pattern calls for 624 m of merino aran, but I only used 455 m of Naturally Sensation 10 ply.
I used the same size needles, made gauge and the finished garment is the right size. I just don't get how it's possible to get the yarn amount so wrong if you go by yardage. Clearly I am a knitting FREAK!
So it looks like Wil is in line for something from the left overs.