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I can’t believe Luke is already 1 month old

The past four weeks have whizzed by so quickly and my little boy is already 4 weeks old…I can’t believe it. When people said that I should enjoy this time when he’s little I never thought that it goes by so very quickly. As you can probably imagine I’ve not managed to get much knitting done at all…my time has been taken up by Master Luke. Not that I mind…it’s such a joy to look into his gorgeous little face and he’s now started smiling at us already…amazing!

I’ve been able to dress him in some of his knitted outfits, as you can see above…and below:

And I think he looks rather dashing, especially in his little blue suit. It’s a shame really, because it does seem like it’s getting a tad too small for him already…can you believe it? He’s gone from weighing 3.2kg to 4kg…so is growing fast and steady!

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Still no Baby

And I’m sure some of you are wondering…but we’ve still not been able to meet our little one. It seems that I’ve made it far too comfortable for junior and he (we think it’s a boy) just doesn’t want to come out.

It’s starting to worry me slightly as they’ve now booked me in for an induction tomorrow morning. I wanted to try and avoid an induction at all cost, I’ve only heard horror stories about inductions and have done my research, most of which states that inductions cause a harder, more painful and longer labour…with more chance of mechanical intervention like forceps or even a c-section.

I do hope that I go into normal labour tonight…and that this little person comes out naturally. I don’t even mind sharing my birthday with him (I turn 30 tomorrow)!

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Nursery Window

I got some of these gel animals at my work baby shower and liked them so much that when I saw them in a shop window a couple of days ago, I bought some more. We’re not really able to paint the nursery as we live in a rented flat, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make it ‘baby friendly’ by other means.

Today is our due date, but there’s no real sign of the baby yet. I’ve been keeping busy with long walks, lots of knitting and watching loads and loads of House (I’m currently on series 3).

I bought the tulips and bee gels the other day and I think they add that little bit extra to the window…they look nice when the sun shines through them, even though there’s no real sunshine at that side of the house, but it reflects from the other wall.

And can you see the picture on the left? That’s one that I apparently drew when I was little, which my mum recently sent to me.  I think it’s adorable and goes so well on the window sill of the nursery. I’m not sure how why I drew a pregnant lady, as my mum never had any other kids apart from me and my twin brother, but I still think it’s cute!

And on the right is another drawing I did when I was a little girl. I think it’s great that I can add a little bit of my childhood to the nursery!

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Baby Shower at Work

My lovely colleagues threw me a bit of a baby shower at work today, during our lunch break, it was so sweet and they gave me a huge pile of presents. I got some hats, socks, onesies and a jumpsuit. They also gave me this gorgeous nappy/changing bag.

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the colour! I did also receive a great box of Molton Brown goodies that will help me pamper myself next week when I start my maternity leave.

And look at the cute window animals they gave me, they’re going to look fantastic on the nursery window.

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I Love La Soiree

Today, for something completely different. I’ve just come back from seeing La Soiree, the second production behind the team that did La Clique a few years ago.  And I’m in love (again). It’s the most fantastic cabaret/show/circus/etc. I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t stop laughing and my throat is sore from all the screaming. The absolute best act of the show is ‘bath boy’.

He basically does gymnastics with two bands from the ceiling, out and in of a bathtub, it’s simply inspired. If you ever get the chance to go, I urge you, it’s the best evening of entertainment you’ll ever experience!

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2010 in Review: My Blog Stats for the Year

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 66 posts. There were 41 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 31mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 3rd with 145 views. The most popular post that day was First Cardigan for Baby Prasad.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ravelry.com, facebook.com, hauntedyarns.com, sevkutunsectikleri.blogspot.com, and snoopydogknits.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for scandinavian knitting, socks, scandinavian knitting design, baby dress pattern, and baby dress.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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First Cardigan for Baby Prasad November 2010
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Loving Scandinavian Knitting Design September 2009
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3

The Difference Between Continental and British Knitting? January 2010
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4

70s Style, Retro Baby Blanket July 2009
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Rainbow Booties January 2010
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First Cardigan for Baby Prasad

This little cardigan is one I made for my little one quite a while ago, before I knew whether it was a boy or girl, hence the unisex colour.  Nonetheless, I think it’s a nice colour and the yarn means that the pattern on the front looks quite good. The pattern is one of the Garnstudio patterns, and it was lovely and easy to knit, especially as it was all knitted in one piece. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is at the start of their knitting career.

I’m always really pleased to find a new easy pattern that practically knits itself, especially if it turns out to be such a cute finished object. I used some yarn from my stash, and was pleased that I had enough left over to finish the cardigan. I particularly like the detail in the middle of the cardigan, with the moss stitch. And it was good to have some really nice mother of pearl buttons to finish it off.

I think I might even make some other versions of the cardigan, in bigger sizes and different colours.

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Thank you!

I just wanted to do a shout out to the 221 people that visited my humble attempts at blogging on 28th May. I’m so amazed that people are interested in my knitting and sewing. The next step will be comments, maybe you have questions? 🙂