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Mini rings of change cal

And so it is complete! I’ve had so much fun with this project.

Thank you so much to Kate for hosting it, I loved the whole process and is so happy with the final outcome! (I’ll pretend that there are no edges to work away)

I must admit that I was very unsure about rows 40 and 41, I did not like what they looked like, but thankfully 42 brought it all together and it looks so nice.

I am quite tempted to buy the full pattern and continue, but I think that might be a bit much



Mini rings of change CAL – Week 10

I’m about a week behind – went through a bit of a slump and lost interest in crocheting, but I have finally finished the crochet for week 10 (after having to pull out about 3/4 of one of the rows because of a mistake)


Mini rings of change CAL: Week 8

This week we had to do rows 25 – 29 (or was it 26 – 29? I get confused)

Once again it was fairly easy, but this time we had something a bit more interesting in that  we had to do cross stitches for row 28.

I took the easy way out and crossed in front rather than behind, but I think it still looks OK.

Here it is:


It’s becoming less and less flat, but there is not much that I can do about it as far as I know.

Only one row to do this week, two if I’m feeling adventurous – looking forward to it!

How is your CAL going?

Mini rings of change CAL – week 7

The assignment for this week was to do rows 20 – 25.

Fairly easy rows, mostly chains and sc’s. It worked up quite quickly, but I have to admit, I am getting to a point now where the rows are starting to feel too big. I get about half way and then already start wondering if I’m close to done.

Still looking forward to continuing though – this pattern has a nice variety in terms of stitches and what you do with them.

I’m not sure what the next assignment is yet, but I’m sure it will be up at Stitches, Scraps and Sparkles in the sun later today

Without further ado, my photo:


Mini Rings of Change CAL: week 6

I have caught up to the week 6 crochet work on the MNOC CAL – having quite a bit of fun so far!

This post will contain the pictures for week 2 – 6  – isn’t it amazing how different light makes the colours look so different?

Rows 6 – 7


Rows 8 – 10:


Rows 11 – 14:


Rows 15 – 19:


Very much looking forward to continuing this project!

Scans and things

We had our anomaly scan yesterday – it’s amazing to see how Parker grew! She is quite cute as well.

Stubborn – beyond belief! We were hoping to get final confirmation on the gender, but she kept her legs crossed the whole time. The doc also tried to give us a 3D photo of her face, but then she proceeded to put her arm in front of her face.
The pictures that we did get of these are quite hilarious.

So, now we have a follow up appointment in 4 weeks where we will hopefully find out what the gender is for sure – after that I think that it might be too late to return all the pink anyways!

I have to admit that thinking about how much time is left before baby arrives (about 18 weeks), I feel a bit nervousabout getting everything done.
Logically I know that it is still a while, but it just sounds so close! I’m thinking that I want to start buying all the toiletries etc. which off course raises the question of what to buy!

In terms of bigger items, I think the main things we still need is a bath (our sink won’t work all that well) and a cradle to fix the car seat to (that one is probably quite important).

Other than that…do we need much more than a cot (with changing table) and a stroller?

Seriously looking at buying a Fisher Price Sleeper – seems like it really helps with the sleeping initially.

How important is a nursing chair? I’m thinking of initially just using the sleeper couch to sit on or the office chair which are both in the nursery/guest room/study.

Excitement! 18 weeks until I can hold our little Parker in my arms 🙂

The last 20 weeks

It is unbelievable how time flies! Can it really be that it was 15 weeks ago that we found out about Parker?

If these last 20 weeks go by at the same speed, we’ll have Parker with us by what feels like tomorrow.


That is both scary and incredibly exciting at the same time.


I know I’ve said this before, but I really want to try to keep up with the blogging – especially now. In part because I think it might be funny to look back in a year or so and see just how naive I was before baby came along.

I was saying to hubby the other day that no matter what scare stories I read (granted they are real stories, but scary ones) somehow I’m still not terrified of the whole giving birth/dealing with a newborn thing.

There must be some hormone or something that protect moms-to-be from freaking out too much. At this stage it feels like everything will go ever to smoothly and motherhood will be easy – hahahahaha.

Lets see how it goes!

All these choices!

I never really realised how many different choices there could be for baby stuff.


Electric bottle steriliser or microwave?

Electric pump or manual?

Night light?

Special nappy bin?

Rocking chair for feeding?


It is all a wee bit overwhelming – I’m sure eventually all will be fine, just have to take it a little bit at a time (and maybe stop looking at websites full of baby stuff!)

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You know that feeling…the one when you want to do something with someone and show them that in different ways without actually asking.

And you know they know what you want and they just brush you off or ignore you.

I hate that. I hate the way it makes me feel so insignificant and unimportant. I hate the way it is so easy for other people to do that.

I hate just being dismissed and ignored.