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A New Season, A New Clutch

I’m happy to report that the bluebirds have chosen to nest with us again this season.  I was afraid they weren’t going to, seeing as they had a group of hatchlings by Mother’s Day last year.  I’m guessing they raised their first brood of the season elsewhere…or decided to start late.

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So far there are three eggs.  I’m not sure if the female is done laying.  I’ll check again in a few days to see if she adds any more.  I can’t wait to have a yard full of bluebirds again!


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Double Bump Dishcloths

Here’s what I made while waiting for labor:

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Impressive, eh?  I made…count ’em…one, two, three!  One for me, one for my mom, and one for my grandmother.  In all seriousness, it was a nice mindless project for those uncertain days.  I used Knit Picks Dishie in “Linen,” size 7 needles, and this pattern

Surprisingly, I’m still not any more tempted to do dishes than I was before making these cloths.  🙂


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Kirsi’s Dress – Complete!

I did end up finishing Kirsi’s Dress before she was born.  Barely.  🙂

ImageI made a couple small modifications to the shoulders.  Instead of placing a button band on one shoulder, I decided to put one on each shoulder for symmetry.  I put one button on each shoulder (instead of two), and placed two decorative buttons on the bodice.  I haven’t actually measured the dress, yet, (I’ve been kind of busy with a newborn!) but I’m pretty sure it’s a 3 month size.

Right now it’s tucked away in the girls’ “knits drawer” waiting for Kirsi to grow into it.  I’m sure she’ll be wearing it lots this summer!


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She’s Here!

After waiting, and waiting, and waiting, (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating), Kirsi finally decided it was time to be born.

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In the evening of Friday, May 10th, (one day after my due date) my water broke while I was sitting at the kitchen table pouting about the fact that I was still sans baby.  Labor quickly followed, and Kirsi was born the next day, May 11th, at 12:30pm.  Birthing was a new experience for me since Eva had been a c-section.  This time I went for a VBAC, and I was successful!  🙂

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Kirsi cradled in Daddy’s hand.

Our little addition weighed 7lbs 13oz and measured 20 inches in length.  She’s a bit bigger than her sister was, but she’s still precious!  Eva is still adjusting to having a little sister, and I think it’ll take some time for her to accept the change.  After all, would you want to give up being the center of attention?

 


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Kirsi’s Dress – Second Progress Report

Guess what?!  I’m still pregnant!  And what does that mean?  It means I’m still working on that little baby dress.

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I’ve made it past the two decrease rounds, and I’m now working on the 11th pattern repeat.  At this point, I’m supposed to knit straight until the skirt measures 21 cm.  I have about 13.5 cm at the moment.

I can’t wait to get to the bodice.  The skirt isn’t necessarily hard, but it’s quite tedious!  I have to pay extra attention during the yarn over rounds since I always manage to omit one or more accidentally.  :/  Can you tell I’ve been tinking hundreds of stitches?