Not all that much has been going on around here. Life seems to be settling into a nice routine for us. The weather has been just perfect for the past week or so, allowing me to take some nice, long, daily walks with the pups and a friend. It feels like I've been getting lots of knitting done, but it really doesn't seem like all that much now that I've taken some pictures.
First up we have some progress on the second February sweater. This one is made from the same yarn in the same color as the last one. I've changed it a bit though so there are 3 buttons grouped together at the top instead of it buttoning all the way down.
I figured out all the pitfalls the first time around and this one is going much smoother. I'm still not bored with the pattern, but I am finding it easier to pick up other projects instead of this one. This one is for a baby due in August so maybe that's why I'm having an easy time putting it down.
The project that I've been picking up is the baseball sweater I started forever ago for my sweetie. I finally got the motivation to get working on this again, mainly because it's monopolizing the really nice Vera Bradly knitting bag I have! I finished the back and one sleeve then I put it away for months, but this month I decided to work on it as part of the She-Knits Men in May knit a long. I doubt I'll be able to finish it by the end of May, but any progress I make is a plus. This is what I've done in the past 5 days.
This is the front which is 120 stitches wide and I've got about 5 inches done. I need to do 17.5 inches of stockinette before I get to do any shaping. Now I remember why this thing got abandoned in the first place! It's torturous and I don't particularly like working on it, but it is good mindless knitting. I've been suffering from a bit of a headache for a few days now and it's just the right thing to work on since I don't have to think at all!
On the baby front, all is going well! She's growing a lot this month, or at least I assume she is given the growth of my belly! She's also gotten extremely active. I don't feel her when I'm up and doing stuff, but the moment I sit down she's doing somersaults. She's started reacting to things going on outside of me. We went to a ball game, which is probably the loudest place she's ever been since we have a pretty quiet house. We stayed for 7 innings of the game and she was awake the whole time. Last night was the first night she woke me up from a dead sleep with a forceful kick. It's pretty amazing, but hopefully she won't do that every night!
Through it all I've had my little mama's boy sitting by my side on the couch. He had a bit of a hurt belly this morning (thanks to the honeysuckle bush that he likes to gnaw on!) so he was exceptionally snuggly this morning. Isn't he just a beaut!