Wow! Time sure flies, doesn't it?
That means that in a few days, Lil Sunshine will be 7 months old - count it, SEVEN! Wow! It also means that I've failed in my quest to lose the weight I gained during the pregnancy - well, I've failed to tone the muscles I lost during my pregnancy. Sad to say that I'm around my pre-pregnancy weight, but my body is so much more different now. There's a lot more rolls than before and because of the c-section, somehow I've got more 'hanging' (if you know what I mean).
Anyway, not to sound so down and all - but I think that it just means I have to try harder at losing weight - whether it's exercising more or cutting down on my carbs (like those oatmeal cookies I eat at night while drinking my tall glass of milk). Since I'm still nursing, diets like Nutrisystem or Jennie Craig aren't recommended.
However, I'm really not complaining - I have a gorgeous baby who's the apple of my eye, the love of my life!
I've been trying to spin though - even for just a few minutes a day or night. Sometimes Lil Sunshine is on my back in his Action Baby Carrier (I love love love this carrier - so perfect for summer!) and sometimes he's in bed with me asleep and I'm lying on my pseudo-side and actually spinning (I won't shock you with a photo although Leo did take one last night and well, suffice it to say, imagining it is so much better!).
This is heavenly Polwarth yarn that I spun from Bohoknitterchic roving. I wish she had more than one 4-ounce roving of this one - it would totally make a great long manly scarf!
One Row Handspun Scarf - however, I messed up the bind off and now while the cast on edge looks so tight and neat, the bind off edge just sorta flares. I wonder what I can do about that. I wish I could do it all over again maybe with smaller needles. Any suggestions?
Then there's the shorties I knit for Lil Sunshine using Elizabeth Zimmerman's pattern for Baby Leggings. Being that we live in Southern California, I didn't think longies would be necessary so I made him a pair of shorties that, when I finally did put them on, were a tad smaller now since he outgrew them really fast.