i have purchased my first pair of dpn's *gah!* and i also purchased yarn to make these the dpns are for these too, as i couldn't find regular needles in a small enough size so i was forced to by dpn.... i did a test run because i was antsy and i wanted to see if i could do it.... i used kitchen cotton and size 5's, the one is big enough to fit maxwell as a slipper... but hey i did it, and i'm proud.
here's a photo of the mock up one... no sewn in ends yet... and they have a mistake right in the front of the toe box... but it still turned out pretty cute in my opinion.
here is a photo of the yarn i purchased for when i start the real ones, the colors are jet (a nice teal color) and lemone (very pale yellow):
and here is some other yarn that i purchased yesterday. while in the store the pink seemed more red and my vision was to knit max a winter hat with it... but... i got it home and realized that the "red" was reallly just a very bright pink.... and now i'm thinking that it might not be appropriate to knit maxwell a hat using this yarn... it's very nice and soft though and machine washable even though there is wool in it.
any suggestions on what to do with this yarn? i really like it and the colors... i might just go ahead and knit max a hat with it... screw convention... if anyone has a simple/classic baby hat pattern they would like to share, please let me know :)
update on us: i'm feeling grand, i have my big ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow morning, hopefully we'll find out what we're having :) that means that i'm also 20 weeks along. i've been feeling slight movement, usually in the evenings but i believe that my placenta is again attached to the outside wall of my uterus again thus creating a bit of a buffer between the baby and my belly, which means i can't feel as many kicks as you would if you placenta were attached to the back wall of the uterus where it usually is attached. this isn't a problem it's just how i seem to do things... a bit backwards. lol
max is well, he said, "bye bye daddy" the other day, i cried... and he's been saying no and what i think is nose. and he knows where my ears are... all exciting things :)