I can hardly believe it, but my maternity leave has finally started, with the first official day being yesterday. After a bank holiday weekend and two days off so far, I'm feeling far more sprightly than I have in weeks, which can only be a good thing I think.
I'm a bit behind with blogging due to ongoing exhaustion, but since I'm enjoying a slight respite - here I am!
Last Wednesday I didn't make it to the regular gathering of the Coventry Knit-Wits. I got home from work, collapsed on the sofa and just couldn't motivate myself to make a move. Instead I stayed where I was, idly flicking through knitting books and generally relaxing, which was very much needed.
Half asleep I was rather surprised when Jane called and asked if she could drop round to see me... There were baby gifts from the group waiting for me!
First up, we have two dungaree sets from Jane with instructions to pick one once the baby arrives.
Aren't they sweet?
Then there was a matinee jacket from Dee along with some bath-time toiletries for me.
The jacket is very delicate and tiny looking, with a little bit of sparkle from a shiny yarn worked into the ply. It really is quite lovely.
Finally, the whole group had been secretly working on squares which were then turned into a quilt. The result is absolutely gorgeous and I love it. Dave said he was impressed as well. It really is beautiful - thank you to everyone who contributed to it and a special thank you to Christina for putting the quilt together.