This is a strange period of waiting. The wee one is due to arrive in three days, but both my primary midwife and back-up midwife think she will hang out until week 42. I guess we'll see. I keep cleaning and organising and knitting and going to the gym and walking (when it's not too cold!) in the hopes of convincing her to budge. We moved three weeks ago and we're all settled in, so any times she's ready...
Back in December, Iris from Once Upon a Time sent me a beautiful package of yarn - handspun, cashmere, silk. Thank you Iris! I have been busy knitting my way through it. As it so happens, it's another cold and snowy winter here in Montreal and I decided I needed a thick toque that would cover my ears. How did she know that her handspun yarn would be perfect for me?
I used (loosely) the pattern for the painted forest ribbed hat.
The hat was such a quick and easy knit that I made one for J too.
With the cashmere, I am knitting the cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The skein said 'sock yarn', but I decided cashmere was too beautiful and soft for socks.
I'm going to do some weaving over the next few days. I'm sure that if I put a big warp on my loom and plan to finish it before she arrives, she'll hurry up and get here.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holidays! Here's one gratuitous photo of a cat sleeping with yarn.