Okay. My dear husband, who can hardly bear to tell his family when we're expecting a baby, blabbed.
He had dinner at his parents this evening and somehow commented that we'll be living our life in small town Kansas with five kids and a beagle. (don't ask me, we haven't discussed a beagle)
His mother said, But you only have four kids.... Uhh.... unless you've got another one up your sleeve that we don't know about!?
That's all it took. He blabbed. She made it so easy on him. Sheesh. As difficult as it is for him to tell his family, I love to sit and watch him fidget and sweat. Drumming my fingers on the table. Staring at him with a look on my face like "come on... don't be such a coward." Him refusing to look at me with this look on my face. ha I missed out on all the anticipation. Oh well. Guess we'll have to have a sixth so I can.... umm.... nah. Not worth it. He can fidget and sweat some other time without the pregnancy part.
Well, I know it's a surprise, but I actually have knitting news. Quite some time ago now (a few months) I ordered some custom spun hand painted merino yarn from a nice lady that lives in North Carolina and has a nice little eBay store, Ravenheart Treasures. I played with that yarn, knit, frogged, knit, frogged, knit on a different size needles, frogged. Never could figure out what in the world to do with this yarn to really do it justice. Then I was reading my list of favorite blogs last night and saw that Lynell is making Tigger, from Knitty.com! Her progress photo plus the pattern photos on the Knitty site were so darling that I decided I would also make Tigger with my beautiful yarn!! The pattern calls for a contrast ribbon type yarn so I went to Hobby Lobby in search of ribbon yarn to use on the project. I had to go down every aisle twice to find it but there it was. The exact thing I was searching for. Here is my beginning photo. Next time I'll show a progress photo. I've started on the back and it's coming along quickly. If only I had more time to spend knitting. Well really, I do. But I spend a lot of it napping right now, of course. :)
This ribbon yarn is so yummy... it's very velvety soft!
And here's a new picture of our sweet baby, soon to be a big sister. Poor little thing will have to learn how to share. ha Not the best picture but really gives you an idea of how challenging it's become to get a picture of a very curious 11 month old baby!