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Showing posts from April, 2017


I'm working on some plans for my upcoming charity crafting. As you might know, I have something on the go 98% of the time, and I've found that I work best when I have a place I am actively crafting for with a fairly close goal in mind. I need the (sort of) instant gratification. :)

I've found a few more places I would like to contribute to. I thought I would share them here, because if I want to contribute obviously I think they're worthy causes and in that case, I should share them with others who might want to help too.

First off is a fairly new one. Safe Haven Foster Shoppe. They pack backpacks and diaper bags for kids going into the foster care system. They're based in the Twin Cities, with drop locations in various places including one here in Menomonie! Wooo!! I'm planning a few things for them. So far I have prepared:

1 baby blanket
1 baby dress
1 (possibly 2) baby sweaters

Plus, I am a few rows away from a baby hat, and I redownloaded the baby ball patt…


Yesterday we had a WIC appointment. Antoinette has gained a pound since she was born: her weight was 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Length measurement was slightly off, but we didn't end up redoing it. I'm 21 pounds less than I was the day before she was born!

I've been knitting on a pair of slippers for The Bridge to Hope here in town. It's the local domestic violence shelter. I called them on Monday and they expressed interest in washcloths and slippers. I'm making these slippers, Alice's Booties pattern. It's a piece of cake. Here is the first one. I have it seamed and ready, and have two more decrease rows for the second one and then the cuff.

I *think* these are women's size 6-8 (stretchy, you know) but I'm not 100% on that. There is only one cast on number/size in the pattern, but I think it should work to adjusts the size by varying the cast on number as long as I keep it a multiple of 4. I haven't decided if I will make the next pair bigger or smal…


May I introduce the newest addition? This is Antoinette. :)

This was an hour or two after she was born on March 23rd, 2017. She was 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 21.5" long. <3

She was born at 3:16 PM in the water at Footprints in Time Birth Center. It was an easy labor except the last centimeter. It was rough. I had gas and air to get from 9 to 10 centimeters.

Once Teri told me I could push, I did! One push got her to crowning, another delivered her head, and one last delivered her body. I realize now that, other than the fact that I seem to be naturally good at pushing (something to be proud of, I think!), I also delivered her that quickly because pushing is where it went wrong with Freddy. I wasn't going to give it time to happen with Squish.

Jerek was there, Teri, Becky, and Teri's newest student midwife. I think her name is Brianna. I'll double check at my postpartum checkup and correct the post if I'm wrong. Tiri and Fritz went to the birth center too and Erika …