I think part of my recent grumpy has been to do with the long hours I spend inside every day without a window, missing out on days of beautiful sun-shine, sweet blossom filled air and the sounds of baby birds in nests. I needed a break!

So this weekend we had nothing planned, I got out my gardening jeans (the ones with the huge tear beside the zipper), my shovel and fork and spent time in the garden building up my stores of vitamin D.

Ahh, sunlight my friend. Where have you been!

Cucumber seedlings

Cucumber seedlings

The radish thief stealing a ripe radish!

The radish thief stealing a ripe radish!

Apricot Blossom

Apricot Blossom

I love having our own house, with our own backyard for me to do whatever I want with the garden. Wait until I show off the pictures of what I did to the front lawn!

Milo Twining Trees Vest

Milo Twining Trees Vest

When I haven’t been inside I’ve been getting the final knit done for the two babies due soon. This top is for Kim and Rob’s baby, and we’ll be giving it to them at their baby shower is on the upcoming weekend. It would have to be my favourite knitted item of recent, and Kim being a crafty person does appreciate the time and work that goes into a handmade item.

The cabled trees will definitely have to be made again. I love how the branches work together, two inter-twining as one.

My best-friend is 2 weeks from her due date and her OB is looking to induce her, simply because of existing health issues, the size of the baby and the OB would rather a slightly early natural birth than an on time cesarean. As would my friend. She wants to be awake for the whole thing… well so she says at the moment. She’s off to see her OB and they’ll be finding out then if she’ll be induced tomorrow. I can’t believe its come around so soon.

Bedsocks with puff paint feet

Bedsocks with puff paint feet

She mentioned the other week that someone told her your feet get very cold during childbirth, so she wanted to knit herself a pair of bed socks, but wasn’t sure if she’d get them done in time. 8 ply wool, large needles, quickly made socks. And puff paint on the soles  for grip so there is no going AOT* on the hospital lino floor.

I’m making sure I have enough knitted goodies to go in her baby gift bag. Whipped up a quick beanie this evening. See how many more things I get done before I get that SMS to say baby born at…

*AOT= ar$e over t!t