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Weekend Update

It’s hard to believe that this weekend marked one month to go until our due date! It was almost the busiest week that ever was, and still was a pretty crazy week.

Monday night we had Knit Night at Maiden South, as we do the first Monday of every month. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, be sure to join us! Although the first Monday of May is TBD. ;)

 

Tuesday, as I’ve already written about, I went to see Liz Gilbert speak in Tallahassee, which was amazing.

Thursday night we had a hand lettering #CraftyClass at the shop, and class nights are always really fun! And I think the ladies who took Kristen’s class enjoyed it too. :)

I worked at the shop the rest of the weekend while my girl Gracie celebrated her birthday in Tennessee. It was maybe the most beautiful weekend imaginable in Bainbridge! Andddddd of course I have a couple of 35 week bump date pictures to share.



Crazy town, I tell ya. I’m really lucky to still feel really great even though the weeks and days until we meet this little babe are dwindling! I think staying active and busy has really helped with that. That, and good genes. (Thanks, Mama!)

Saturday after I closed up shop, we met a big group of friends in Tallahassee for the Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires concert at Cascades Park. It was SUCH a good show! Not to mention the most gorgeous afternoon for an outdoor concert.

  

And because it’s my favorite, I “filmed” the entirety of Jason and Amanda singing/playing Cover Me Up.  Enjoy.

In my downtime this weekend, I also wrapped up some baby knitting projects, but maybe I’ll save those for a separate post since there’s a few. The best part about baby knits is that they are such quick projects! I finished three this weekend – including one I started on Friday afternoon!  I even managed to sneak in a little knitting at the shop.

 
Sunday was Masters Sunday, and we celebrated by relaxing as much as possible. We were pretty bummed that we had tickets for Friday but just couldn’t swing it (being super pregnant + hours on my feet walking on hills = no bueno, plus aforementioned busy week). We slept in and I never left our house, which was so much needed after such a crazy week. A couple friends had dropped off a surprise package of [non-alcoholic] beer and some Masters koozies for me earlier in the week (they went in our stead last year when Wheat broke his neck and got these for me then), and I enjoyed a “beer” and a la Croix on the patio with my vintage Masters visor on while Wheat smoked a brisket on the Big Green Egg. It was pretty amazing.

 

Things should slow down a wee bit the next 3 weeks or so (relatively) before this babe arrives, and for that I’m grateful. But not too much – there’s still so much to still look forward to! I have a baby luncheon (I’m told the guys in the office didn’t like calling it a shower!) at work this week that I’m really excited about, and a baby shower thrown by a couple of my best friends from high school and their sweet Mom in a couple weekends that is going to be amazing and wonderful.  Such exciting times and such a grateful heart over here!

 

Weekend Update

This weekend kicked off on Thursday night with the final Learn to Knit class taught by Carolina from the Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville. Carolina is a great teacher, and these lovely ladies took to knitting like fish to water!


I also spotted some amazing April Fool’s jokes on Facebook that had me LOLing. Anyone else spot any good ones?

 

Also, this slays me.

 
Turns out we aren’t the only ones, Wheat!

Friday was non-stop torrential downpours, but when the rain cleared out, we had the most gorgeous Saturday!

I spent most of the day working at Maiden South, and of course had to sneak in my weekly shop bump pic. I absolutely cannot believe we’ve only got 4 weeks or so to go before we meet this little babe!

 

I spent a good amount of time relaxing and knitting this weekend. I cast on a simple cream baby bonnet to match the tiny pants I already knit this baby, and then promptly ran out of yarn. Picking up another skein of Spud and Chloe Sweater this week at Fuzzy Goat.

PS we just got these adorable little Maiden South knit/crochet gauge rulers in – $20 and we’ve got ’em listed online!  
So I also worked on my Slope tank (below) as well as casted on yet another baby hat – this one in Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton with lots of sweet little cables. The weather was so nice I did lots of outdoor knitting!  I’ll do a complete knitting post with patterns as soon as I get some pictures.

PPS Birkenstocks = Summer Uggs.  Ugly, but so comfortable.

 
Sunday I did some much-needed sleeping in with these two critters. And by sleeping in I mean I got out of bed at 8:30. Weh. #imold

 
I got to work satisfying a craving while also breaking in our Christmas present from my parents: making pancakes in our Blanc Creatives skillet! It is an absolute DREAM to cook on!



Again, please.

Sunday was mostly knitting, very-much-needed relaxing, Wheat smoked a Boston butt, and I packed my hospital bag. The countdown to baby K is on!

Have a great week, friends!

 

Moss the Sheep DIY Baby Mobile

Moss the Sheep DIY Baby Mobile

Baby Kirbo's Gender Neutral Navy Nursery | oysters and pearls

I thought some details were warranted on my biggest DIY for baby K’s nursery: this hand knitted Moss the Sheep baby mobile.  I actually knitted the little sheep back in November, over my birthday weekend at the beach. :)

Moss the Sheep at the Beach | oysters and pearls

I knitted 5 little white sheep and one black sheep, for good measure. ;)

And for all the knitters, here are all the details!

Moss the Sheep Pattern, by Amanda Berry on Ravelry  

Yarns (all from Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville, Georgia):
For white of sheep: Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool in White (1 skein)
For the black sheep and for eyes: casa de karma Peace Fleece Worsted in Baku black (available in a mini-skein)
For the “fluff” on all sheep: I held Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Ivory double with either the Liberty Wool or Peace Fleece.
For the heads and feet: Swan’s Island Organic Washable Aran in Mushroom (available in a mini skein)

I tied them all on to an old basket weaving willow frame/circle I had leftover from a basket weaving goodie bag from the Georgia Basketry Association Convention a couple years ago.  I used leftover Shibui Knits Silk Cloud to wrap the basket frame, as well as to tie the sheep on and to hang the mobile itself.  It isn’t super sturdy though, and the silk is slippery and the knots keep slipping out, so this may change down the road.  But until then, it’s real cute. :)

And that’s it!  I can answer any questions in the comments!  There’s also a larger, toy sized sheep that I have knit the body for but haven’t added the head and feet yet. :/ We’ll see when and if that ever happens! #7thsheepsyndrome

Happy Knitting!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls