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Snippet and Stuff

I haven't forgotten Snippet Sunday the past two weeks; I just haven't felt like updating. :P I've been busy, as you can imagine, with the countdown really counting down (today we are 39w1d), and I've had my nose to the grindstone fingers to the crochet hook and sewing machine.

I've crocheted two lambs, using this pattern, one for Junebug and one for Sprout, who declared she definitely needed one, too. In fact, I think *I* need one, and in my downtime (cue hysterical laughing), one of these days, I'm going to crochet the ram model for myself using a lot of different colors (probably the leftovers from my hexagon blanket) and he shall be christened Rainbow Ram.

Junebug's lamb is the cream-colored one and the white is Sprout's, same pattern, same size hook, different types of yarn.

lambsJunebug's lambIMG_9795

I also crocheted a border on a fleece blanket, made a jersey knit newborn cap, a cloth diaper (actually more like quick-remove underwear since the point is more warmth and protection for Junebug and not wetness-proofing) converted a tank top into a nursing top, and took in the elastic on my pj pants for after the birth.

In other prep news, I packed the bags for the clinic, washed all the coverings for the car seat and bassinet, made some high-protein snacks (might help with nausea) for the labor, and helped J rearrange the kids' room. Junebug won't move into the room with Sprout until after this summer, but we are going to use a Montessori bed and wanted the space ready because we hope to have the baby nap in there from the start. On Friday, but especially Saturday, I was afraid I had brought about Junebug's "early" arrival by a (unfruitful) shopping trip to IKEA. Almost everything on our to-get list was out-of-stock.  The twinges have subsided, though, leaving me hopeful that Junebug will hang in there a few more days. I'd like to sew Sprout a dress and make a nursing top...

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khiemtran
Feb. 17th, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
That all sounds spectacularly productive.
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'm a busy bee, I'll grant you that. ;)
kara_gnome
Feb. 17th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)

Oh my gosh you've done so much! That's really great, and those lambs and sheep are so cute!  I would love the pattern, where did you get that? hugs for joy, i'm so happy for you

mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
I can't seem to stop myself from making things. :P There is a link to the pattern just about the photos. :)
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
That definitely sounds like you've got the nest prepared! Those lambs are absolutely *adorable*--I love them.

I'm so nervous knowing that any day now we could have your announcement of Junebug's arrival!
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow is my due date, so yep, really any day now. :P
asakiyume
Feb. 27th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
*Thinking of you*

Maybe you are home with a newborn now.
mindseas
Feb. 17th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
Who could resist those lambs? And I can't wait to see the ram!
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
They are very cute and squishable. In fact I made the mistake of stuffing them with different types of filling and S prefers Junebug's. :-/ I may need to open hers and change the poly-fill.
frigg
Feb. 17th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
The lambs turned out really cute! :)
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was an easy/rewarding enough project that I op i get around to making the ram someday.
nebula99
Feb. 21st, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
So cute! And best wishes for the birth.
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Could be any day now. :D
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