Friday, March 04, 2011

Oh baby!

Last night after chores I hung out in the fold with the girls, watching, loving, feeling. I was hoping to detect fetal movement within Katie's and Annabelle's round bellies, but their lambs were laying quiet. Then, to my great surprise, I felt a LOT of movement when I placed my hand under Bronwen's trim tummy! Woot! Maybe, just maybe, I can begin to hope she and Annabelle will give me Barish babies after all. Here they are, enjoying a dry (if not sunny) Friday out in their lot:

Up above, a robin actually held still long enough for my trusty Panasonic to zoom in and capture him:

There's excitement inside the house as well. Late last night, after a few trips to the frog pond, I finally managed to finish the first two charts of Maia:
Ooooh, I'm liking this! Love the colors, love the beads; I can tell now it's going to be hard to tear myself away to work on anything else - or go to bed, if last night is any indication!

That's it for now from . . .

18 comments:

Laura said...

Great about Bronwyn!

I love the lace pattern, and the beads. I can see how it would be hard to put down (just one more repeat...).

Susan said...

That looks like a tummy-full of lambs indeed! How exciting!

Kelly Bartels said...

Yummy colors and the beads add that final touch. Can't wait to see it as a finished product.
You definitely have saggy, lamb bellies going on there.

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Beautiful colors... Hoping your lambies arrive on schedule and full of bounce!

melanie said...

Can't decide which is prettier - the prego sheep, or the gorgeous knitting!

Mom L said...

Growing lambies snuggled in Moms and beautiful knitting - what a happy life!! I keep telling myself to pick up some knitting needles, yarn, and a refresher manual on knitting and try it again. It's been over 30 years, but it might keep me occupied away from the computer!!!

Nancy in Iowa

Cariann said...

the project looks yummy... the colors and the beads, it looks like a fun rewarding project..

Michelle said...

Nancy, I picked knitting up again after 30 years so go for it! However, I can't say that it keeps me away from the computer - ha!

C-ingspots said...

Ooh, that's very pretty...I love it!! What will the finished piece be?

Michelle said...

Lorie, the link to the designer's blog featuring what I'm making is here: http://rosemarygoround.blogspot.com/2010/06/7-small-shawls-t-205-days-and-counting.html

Sheila said...

It's always a pleasant surprise to see a robin this time of the year. I love the color of the yarn and the shawl is beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

Oh, feeling the belly excitement here too. Woot is right and that yarn..perfect for the pattern.

Heather said...

I am incredibly jealous - lambs in tummies and I see green grass in those photos. How on earth can that be possible? And a ROBIN! Sigh. You are so lucky.

Leigh said...

I try to feel my goats' bellies for movement, but am still not always certain if it's kids or digestion, LOL.

Love the beads in the knitting!

Michelle said...

Heather, don't be jealous - just visit Boulderneigh!

Leigh, it's like when we were pregnant; you'll KNOW when you feel "baby"!

Diane said...

Yay active lambs! Very exciting! And the knitting is gorgeous! Are you pre-threading the beads or attaching as you go? Looks great!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great robin shot and great baby news :-D. The beaded pattern looks fun!

Michelle said...

Diane, I'm placing the beads as I go with a tiny crochet hook - very easy!