November 17, 2008

Sugar & Spice

I have reached the half way point in my pregnancy and am at 20weeks. We had our gender ultrasound and it’s a GIRL! We were hoping for a girl and are so happy that is what it turned out to be.

I have been feeling nostalgic and have wanted to make one of those granny square Afghans. I thought maybe I would make a little one for the baby. I looked through my stash of yarns and found these Sinfonia 100% cotton yarns. I think the main colors will be the pink and cream, while using the three colors in the middle as an accent color.

I picked up this book Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman. I have been playing around with a couple of different motifs trying to figure out which one I will use for the blanket. My crochet is real rusty since I predominately knit, but it comes back with a little practice.

I have been overwhelmed with thoughts of how much stuff you need for a baby. Especially if you are starting from scratch and have nothing to begin with. I have been pricing some of the things I will need on a daily bases. I was happy to find some of the things at Sam’s club, like this box of 264 newborn diapers for only $39.48. I think with that count it will almost last a month. I have no idea how many times you change a diaper a day. SCARY!


Blogger said...

Please be sure to share a picture of the finished afghan when it's ready!

And don't let the ads fool you--all you REALLY need for a newborn is a carseat, some diapers, a couple of blankets and a few onesies. The rest is just fun stuff to buy. ;-)

Edie Eckman

November 18, 2008 at 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Babies are easy, they don't know fashion and are most happy in comfy clothes. All in one rompers are great. Easy to do the 7 or 8 diaper chances. I am down to 5 -6 chances with my now 17 month old. At her age leggings and a top are ideal.
Hope you get through the festive season ok.

December 16, 2008 at 7:55 AM  

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