Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Remember Me?

Why, hello there! I'm still here, though life is certainly different. Amazingly, my little peanut is four weeks old today. She's already put on a fair amount of weight and grown an inch in length, no doubt in large part due to the amount she's been eating (we're talking 8-10 feedings a day). Taking care of her doesn't allow me much free time, especially when she's fussy between feedings, but I have managed to work some fibery pursuits back into my life here and there.

I discovered very early on that I was really missing my wheel, especially because my January shipment from the Crown Mountain Farms fiber club arrived early. This is Falkland wool in a colorway called Awakenings.

I've already started spinning it up relatively thin with the plan to chain ply it to preserve the color repeats. This bump is only four ounces, but considering that I'm only managing to spin a few minutes at a time, this yarn is going to take a while to complete.

I've also managed to put in a few rows of colorwork here and there and finished the hand of my first Vespergyle Mitten:

I'm really happy with how this turned out. The thumb shouldn't take very long to complete (especially as the colorwork isn't as complicated), but I have a feeling the mate won't be finished until long after winter.

Because I'm a bit light on knitting and spinning content, will you settle for some gratuitous baby pictures?

Here's Rainbow after last night's bath, only the second time she made it through the ordeal without screaming.

And here are a couple of shots of her sleeping today, first swaddled in the bassinet ...

and then on the bed next to me right before a feeding. This is how she'll sleep if we don't swaddle her arms at her sides. Cracks me up.


And now I must run, because it sounds like someone just dirtied her diaper. Oh, the joys of motherhood!

24 comments:

Liz T. said...

Very productive for a new Mommy!
She is absolutely adorable!! And you'll learn quickly that precious baby pics will always work for blog content!

Julia Zahle said...

Well done with the spinning! It looks very pretty.

But - I must say that I think Rainbow is the most pretty little baby I have seen in a very long time.

Rachel said...

I miss your posts but love the baby pics! Adorable.

Jenn said...

Every baby I've ever seen sleeps like that when they're not swaddled. I always think they must enjoy stretching out after being crowded for so long.

weezalana said...

LOL - she looks like she's going, "whoo hoo, I'm sleeping!" ;)

Jess said...

Baby pictures are the best FO pic's ever! You did make her after all!

That fiber is a tease isn't it? Glad you've found a way to work in a little fiber now and then.

Beck said...

So cute! Have to agree that baby pics are always great.

Samantha said...

I'm so glad you're back!

Liz K. said...

Here's me, reading your post:

Knitting, fiber, yeah, yeah, yeah, where's baby? Oh there's Rainbow! She is beautiful! You must be doing well if you can knit such gorgeous colorwork mittens with a newborn in the house.

Shannon said...

Love that pose, too! We always called it "Power to the little people!" but maybe it's more like "Wahooo I'm FREE!". Lovely, lovely baby. Enjoy every minute with her.

marirob said...

Yay! Crafting content and super cute baby pictures?!?!?! A great post! Rainbow is such a cutie... and I'm so impressed you've got some spinning in!

Jen said...

Pretty spinning. And what a cute baby!!

Nutsue said...

Happy to read about you again! your baby looks so beautiful...congratulations!

Julie said...

The spinning and knitting are nice, but Rainbow steals the show! She is so beautiful! I love the look on her face in the first picture; it looks like she's thinking "phew, glad that's over with!" :-) She looks so content in the sleeping pictures; I love how relaxed she is with her arms up in the air. It must feel good to her to stretch out. Clover has slept like that since she was a newborn too.

Jen said...

Beautiful fiber! And don't worry. The baths just keep getting easier and easier. :)

guiltypleasures said...

Knitting, spinning AND a new mom! I now dub you .... SuperWoman!

She's so adorable! I love seeing all the baby pics. It's fun to watch them change & grow.

Pat said...

Looks to me like you are getting a lot of fibery things done considering the fact that you have a little 4 week old beautiful baby girl!
Thanks for the baby pic s:-)

Heather said...

good for you! she's a gem. a little tip for the baths... while you are feeding her, rub her head. then she associates it with something very pleasureable rather than wierd and wet! honest it works...

DPUTiger said...

Wow, those mittens are spectacular! The rest is pretty cool too. Glad you're still vertical and getting by!

My verification word is "coldesh" Yeah, that sounds about like out weather this month, doesn't it?

laura said...

i'm so glad you're taking some sarah time! that's very important. Of course the spinning makes me drool and your glove looks great!

the pic of rainbow stretching like that (last one)....ADORABLE

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Mitten is amazeball, and oh yeah, the baby ain't half bad either;)


HA! She is so sweet, such a tiny face!

Zonda said...

What a sweetie! I love babies faces when they sleep! Glad you are getting some spinning/fibery time, even if it is a little bit :)

Linda said...

Mmm, happy sleeping baby photo: love it.

Liz said...

She's beautiful!