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WIPs & FOs: Logan's legwarmers, Campside Shawl and sun hat

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Recently, most of my knitting projects are for Logan. I do have one for myself on the needles, Campside Shawl, and I'll share a WIP photo in a bit.

 

But before that, here is something I finished for Logan last week.

 

 

I can never take a good photo of him when he is awake. So I put it on bin when he was asleep!

I can never take a good photo of him when he is awake. So I put it on bin when he was asleep!

I decided that he needed a sun hat because we apparently now have no winter season in So Cal and it just got hot again. We went to a playdate last week and I was worried about his skin under the sun the whole time because we can't use sunscreen for babies under 6 months. 

After I came back from the playdate, I immediately cast on for this Sun Hat from "What to knit when you're expecting" and finished in 2 hours. 

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playdate! See how sunny it is??

playdate! See how sunny it is??

Next one is my Campside Shawl. You just cannot take a good WIP photo of shawls! Here are a couple of shots I took for Instagram. 

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The pattern is a free one from Pom Pom Quarterly and the yarn was special purchase from Korea few years ago. I LOVE how this is turning out! It's simple and easy with just eyelet patterns throughout so it easy enough to do around the baby but interesting enough to keep working on it. 

 

I found a benefit of putting legwarmers on the baby's legs. He goes through so many diaper changes (RIDICULOUSLY MANY) and sometimes pants just get in the way. We sometimes skip the pants and go just onesie but I worry about sun protection and chilly desert nights here. 

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I cast on 40 sts and am going around and around in my leftover Toil & Trouble sock yarn. 

 

That's it for this week I guess! Can't wait to show some of my sewing and spinning projects again next week!  

Life Things: Baby Shower!

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We had our small gathering/baby shower at our place last Saturday. Our friends came from all over So Cal to celebrate with us! 

We decided to keep this very low key since we still work full time and didn't have much time to plan for lots of decorations and the nursery. We ordered most of the food and prepared very simple dishes at home. 

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Sandwiches from a caterer. We had so much leftover food that even after we sent guests home with food as much as possible, we still have about a week worth of sandwiches, which Marty has to finish by himself since I can't have gluten.

Sandwiches from a caterer. We had so much leftover food that even after we sent guests home with food as much as possible, we still have about a week worth of sandwiches, which Marty has to finish by himself since I can't have gluten.

I thought about getting GF cupcakes, but we eventually decided to get a gluten free cake with "Welcome Baby Logan" message.

I thought about getting GF cupcakes, but we eventually decided to get a gluten free cake with "Welcome Baby Logan" message.

Favors I made! The safety eyes didn't get here on time so I had to improvise with crochet threads. 

Favors I made! The safety eyes didn't get here on time so I had to improvise with crochet threads. 

Of course, I had the best time opening the gifts!

Of course, I had the best time opening the gifts!

I thank my friends for avoiding pastel blue, and such practical gifts! I had coffee Saturday morning and I couldn't sleep after 2am, so I spent some time in the baby's room looking at each gift again. Can't wait to use them on the baby!

I thank my friends for avoiding pastel blue, and such practical gifts! I had coffee Saturday morning and I couldn't sleep after 2am, so I spent some time in the baby's room looking at each gift again. Can't wait to use them on the baby!

Since Saturday, both Marty and I have been more serious about prepping for the baby. You see that Graco box behind all the gifts? That was our Pack n Play, which we plan to use  as the primary place for the baby to sleep in, still boxed. We have since took it out and put it together. It's so huge! I think it'll have to move out of this room into our master room, so that we can take care of the baby during the night.

Just 5 more weeks!