Thank you for all the kind comments on my cupcakes, I took them to work for the lads in the office the next day and they disappeared rather quickly, (not the lads, the cakes, lol), so they must have tasted OK:-)
No cake baking this last week, but I do have a finish to share
I finished up a small pram/pushchair blanket for Jenny.
I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out, not your typical baby colour but I showed it to Jenny today and she loved it. She has chosen a purple pram / pushchair combination, so the grey will be a good match.
I came across this a few weeks ago and thought it so lovely and bright that I really wanted knit it. The yarn works out quite expensive, and I couldn't find anything similar here in the UK , but after a bit of searching and some help at a local shop I chose Rico cotton, they have a lovely choice of colours but the shop only had DK.
So, with a bit of experimenting I'm now knitting it on 5.5mm needles using 2 stands of yarn held together.
I liked the colours used for the one on Purl Bee, so I chose similar colours
I also cast on 128 stitches rather than the recommend 100 to make up for the smaller needles I'm using
So far it's working out OK - I just started on the white this afternoon.
Here's an update photo of the mum-to-be which I took this afternoon.
She is caring most of the weight on her bum and legs and phoned me yesterday and told me her feet and ankles had swollen up - welcome to the delights of pregnancy Jen :-)
She had a visit booked for a tour of a birthing centre today, James was away at work, so I went along with her. My how things have changed! The atmosphere is very relaxing and very low key, this particular centre has three suites, all with birthing pools but mums can't actually book a place there until they are 37 weeks pregnant. The only drawback is that the centre is not attached to a hospital, there is another centre which is attached to a hospital which they are going to book a tour around in a few weeks and they also have a hospital tour booked at the end of August, so at least they can compare all the options. Did you know that they only keep you in for 6 hours after the birth now? - wow, I would have been so scared to come home so quickly, what happened to rest!
That's all for now, Saturday night is take-away night and I think my Chinese will be arriving any minute :-)