Well, it's officially hotter than hell here, and it's still only May. It's 36 degrees C today, which is 97 degrees F for all my non-metric friends. NINETY SEVEN. That really shouldn't be legal this early in the year. It's promising to be a long, hot, disgusting summer.
I've been trying to keep busy at home as much as possible, so I don't have to leave the apartment. It helps that the baby is still trying to figure out if he hates cars or loves them - every day is a roll of the dice, and I get either happy, giggling baby or wailing, miserable baby. I have a feeling he starts crying in the car because he's slightly traumatized: we had to take him to the doctor on Saturday for another round of vaccines. Does he think I'm taking him back to get stuck with a needle again?
The doctor also told me I need to start controlled crying at night. Joy oh joy! It's for my own good, I know, because lately the baby's been waking up every single hour to eat, which means I'm basically a zombie 24/7. But it just breaks my heart to let him cry, even if it's just for a few minutes.
Anyway, part of keeping busy has been knitting away at my sister's baby blanket. It's done!
I'm so, so, so happy with it! I hope she likes it. She's not due until August, so I have to wait in suspense until I see her.
This definitely has my baby's approval. Every time I took it out to work on it his eyes would light up. Bright colors! And then he would try to put it in his mouth.
The technical stuff: This was knitted in stockinette stitch with Loops & Threads Charisma Baby, two balls of Coral (five stripes) and one and a half of Cotton Candy (four stripes). It measures 30" by 30".
I've also gotten a little more done on the Little Sheep Virtues SAL:
This is Peace at 1100 stitches. A bit more on the border, and I've started the word "Peace" along the top.
Lots of love,