14 January 2014

Weird things happening

This post contains spoilers about the Ysolda Teague Mystery Knit Along, "Follow Your Arrow". Proceed with caution!

Today is my birthday. Isn't that fun? Ask me where I'm spending my birthday...

...The answer is "in the hospital"!

Due to some complications with my pregnancy, I had to enter the hospital on 12/31. I'm now on indefinite bedrest until March, when I'll be delivering my baby a whole 5 weeks early. Kinda nuts! But in the meantime...

I've finished Harbinger, which needs a good blocking and deserves a better picture than this one on my hospital bed (Vice Yarns Sinful Singles):

I also finished a Fisherman Hat, which again is much prettier than these pictures give credit. See the Harbinger in the background? (Classic Elite Chalet):

I've started a Wee Austin Hoodie, which is coming along quickly. Photo doesn't represent the color, which is actually the same as the little baby hat I did. (Wollmeise 100% in Wasabi):

And to make things interesting, I've started Ysolda's Follow Your Arrow mystery knit along, which has a wonderful "choose your own adventure" feel to it. Out of the first two clues, I chose option A, which is an angular/ geometric option. Option B is a semicircular option. Although B is pretty (and I'd venture to say the prettier of the two), I tend to dislike wearing semicircular shawls, so I went for the other option. I'm using Tosh Sock in Antique Lace:

I need to do a wrap-up of 2013 (I'm SO late), and take some better photos! It's so hard to get nice images in the hospital!
- YX


  1. boo to bed rest! but at least you have plenty to keep you busy. Lots of good TV on Netflix and Amazon streaming right now too :)

  2. I was in and out of hospital with my second pregnancy due to gallstones, I ended up going in at 3am on my birthday and giving birth three days later! I also spent the last 6 weeks of my 3rd pregnancy on bedrest and was induced at 37 weeks, my daughter had to go to the neo-natal unit for a few days and was the largest baby there (I had GD). I recommend making sure that you have a good supply of different forms of entertainment and definitely multiple knitting projects. I did a lot of Sudoku to help keep my brain active as well as reading and listening to podcasts. Hope that all goes well over the next 5 weeks!