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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A Bit of Lego and a Baby Cardigan

Thank you for all your lovely comments, definitely the best bit of blogging, reading and answering all your lovely messages. You may be nearer to guessing my pom pom plan when you see how many I have to make. There were around 30 when I counted them yesterday...







I think I need around another 100. I'm aiming to make a few everyday and Imogen has made a couple too. The hardest part of making them was using my little scissors to snip them apart, so I bought some scissors without finger holes (I don't know if they have a proper name). I absolutely love them and they've made the cutting so much easier.



We've had a few play days recently. Adam's partner has a gorgeous little 7 year old daughter and I love spending time with her. As Adam and Holly both work full time, we like to help out by looking after her sometimes. We gave her a great surprise when she came the other day by getting all of Adams old lego out of the loft. It was tipped all over the floor and we all got involved (adults definitely having as much fun as little people).




There were lots of bits and pieces from cowboy and Indian sets, space sets and plenty of other things





We passed a couple of hours without even realising, when Adam and Holly came to pick up our little charge, we were all still totally absorbed.





I've given Holly the last cardigan I've knitted. I saw a gorgeous knitted one on Maggie from BlackCountry Wench's blog. Maggie had found the free pattern JAY Baby Cardigan on ravelry. It's the first time Ive knitted a cardigan from the top down and I really liked it. Although the arm seams still needed sewing together, not having to put the shoulders in was a big bonus.




I've tried not to make anything too small as Holly is pretty sure this little chap is going to be a big one. Both my babies were in the 6lb range, but Holly's daughter was around 10lb  (it took Imogen a few months to get to that weight) and even though her bump is a lovely neat one, the midwives have said she doesn't appear to be carrying much water and he'll probably be a big boy.




The expected date for this already much loved little boy to enter the world is the 5th of August, but the midwives will start things off (if they haven't already started) on the 4th. It's a long time since I've had a baby and things seem to change all the time, the longest I went was 37 weeks and I remember how I was fed up and very ready to meet my baby at that point, so I understand why Holly can't wait for him to come and is grateful they don't leave you to get to 42 weeks like they used to.


Before I pop off I must show you what one of our naughty pussy cats was up to. I don't think she realised I was still in the room and knows where to look for some cat treats.



She actually got her teeth into the bag, but couldn't get it out of the box.



The dogs on the other hand, just stood on the arm of the sofa excitedly waiting for the human to return, eyes fixed on the door he left through, tails wagging happily. How different cats and dogs are!




Take care
xxx


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32 comments:

  1. I think lego is the best toy ever invented, gets the imagination going, so much you can do with it, animals are so funny aren't they. Love your pretty pink pom poms xx

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    1. I'm a big lego fan, it's timeless. All animals have such personalities don't they x

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  2. Nope, still no idea what you're making with the pompoms but those scissors look as though they'll be a big help, what a clever idea. Lego always seems to be a big hit, I think we got rid of all ours but we had quite a bit when my two were small. What a lovely little cardigan. Wow, a 10lb baby, Daniel was only 6lb6oz at full term so I thought Eleanor was big at 8lb2oz when I had her, I can't imagine having a ten pounder. What a clever cat, I hope she was rewarded for her efforts.

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    1. I know, I can't imagine it, Adam was only 6lb 1oz and only 5lbs 12oz when I brought him home, my mum used to say he had little sparrow legs x

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  3. That's a cat with plenty of initiative!

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    1. She certainly is, she's very good at opening doors too x

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  4. A pompom blanket maybe. All that Lego, makes for a fun afternoon.

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  5. I thought a pom pom blanket too could it be a cushion? Toys like Lego never go out of date because with a little imagination you can build almost anything with them.

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    1. It's for any age as well, we had as much fun as a 7 year old was having x

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  6. Your kitty looks a lot like my kitty. So far mine hasn't figured out how to get into the kitty treats.

    Best wishes for the new mama and baby .... it's SO hard to wait the last few weeks, isn't it???

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    1. Mitzi is very mischievous, she even works in tandem with the dogs sometimes x

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  7. Such a FUN post Cheryl!
    What an amazing amount of Lego's you have!
    And the beautiful baby sweater... Oh My Goodness!!!
    Love, Love, Love those fur babies...Yes, they are so different from each other.

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    1. There is a lot of lego so it's nice to see it getting used again x

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  8. Love the colours of your pom poms Cheryl.

    I wish we had kept all of our Lego sets so that the grandchildren could play with them but we got rid when my two grew too old to play with it...although in my humble opinion you are never too old to play with Lego-x-

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    1. I rather enjoyed myself, making it up, looking for the pieces. We have so many toys in our loft x

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  9. love the pom poms, I still haven't mastered the art of making pom poms, the strings always pull out so easily. I love the baby cardigan it is so cute. aw cute pets you have!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, they just need to be tied nice and tightly x

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  10. I'm guessing you're making a rug with the pom poms. that's a lot of pom poms. Playing with all those Legos looked like a lot of fun.
    xx Beca

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  11. I've knitted a sleeveless top down cardi before but that one is lovely, must look up the pattern! And we have a loft full of Lego too, just ready fornwhen grandkids finally come along!
    Hugs LLJ xx

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    1. That's why I kept ours, I was hoping we'd perhaps have grandchildren one day to play with it x

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  12. I'm so glad you enjoyed knitting the top down cardigan, they are so much quicker, don't you think.
    Lego never seems to go out of fashion does it? It's one of Oliver's favourites at the moment, he collects the little Lego characters.
    Oh I love the idea of a pom pom rug :-) Can't wait to see it!

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    1. I did enjoy doing it and would definitely make another with that method x

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  13. A pom pom rug or pillow would be wonderful. Love the baby cardigan, so sweet.

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  14. How funny! Cat treat thief!
    The cardi is adorable. I just tried top down, too. It's fun!

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  15. Sweet cardigan, I've not tried a top down either, might give it a go for the charity knit box.
    Our lego came out the loft for my granddaughter to play with, keeps her busy for hours
    Xx

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  16. Those scissors seem like a great idea. No sore fingers!!
    Wow that is a lot of pom poms.

    So much fun playing with Legos. I used to watch 2 of my grandchildren for a few hours each day and we had so much fun playing with Legos. Happy Memories.

    The sweater is just beautiful.

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  17. The photo of the dogs made me laugh out loud!! Cats and dogs really are so very different, aren't they? Lol!! That cardigan is lovely. My first son was two weeks late. They induced me on the 15th day after his due date. There was no way he coming out of my body the natural way at a whopping 10 lbs. 9 oz. and 22 inches long. I like that they don't make you wait that long any more. All they do is gain weight and make for a more difficult delivery at that point. Enjoy your weekend!! Love the Indian play set by the way. Adorable!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  18. That's a lot of pom poms ... I've no idea what you're making, all to be revealed!

    Lego is just the best! Always a big hit.

    Love the little cardigan.
    Love the pictures of your cat and the dogs!

    Enjoy your weekend, it's been raining where we are!

    All the best Jan

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  19. I immediately want to take off my shoes... :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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