On Friday I had my last doctor appointment with my OBGYN; I had a lot of mixed feelings because it was like a whole chapter of my life potentially has closed forever. I had a lot of complications with my pregnancy so I had to see my doctor once a week for the last 14 weeks, so we were both a little emotional at our good bye.
I am a stress shopper, my doctor appointment mixed with coming to the city by myself with two kids for the first time equals a lot of stress. One of the errands I had to do while in the city was to buy more yarn for my learning project; I was very excited to find that Micheals had yarn on sale!
Stress shopping + yarn sale = everyone is getting a scarf for Christmas!
I seriously felt like a crazy yarn lady! I had an entire cart full of yarn and had to put yarn all around Freya in her car seat! After going through the line and paying for all my yarn, I had no idea how I was going to get 5 GIANT bags of yarn, my infant, and my 5 year old back into my vehicle. Thankfully an older couple asked if they could help me carry my bags. It was such a nice thing for them to do, and I was extremely thankful!
When I got home Saturday I was really excited to start knitting! I picked out a beautiful red yarn for a blanket for my Auntie Connie for Christmas. I found a good tutorial on Simply Maggie, you can find the link here. I did not really need to follow the tutorial but I did follow how many stitches she used. After about half the blanket, my arm was getting sore so I put all of stitches off of my arm onto a swiffer stick. I finished the blanket Sunday evening and realized that I had finished off the blanket doing the stitched backwards. I also was not happy with how skinny the blanket was so I decided to unravel the entire thing. I added on 8 more stitches and finished the blanket in about 2 hours. I was not able to keep the stitches as tight as I would have liked to but I am pleased with my first attempt at the blanket.
I have started to teach Amilee how to arm knit! I am excited to share with all of you how it goes! Wish me luck! Have any of you taught something like this to a 5 year old? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Bye for now!