I'm back in Italy from my holiday in Sweden! A lot of people have been asking about the weather in Sweden so I'd better tell you... I come from the south of Sweden, Småland, and it's actually been sunny most of the time. One morning we had around -20 degrees but most of the time it's been around -5 and just a couple of cm of snow. When we left on Saturday it was actually colder when we arrived in Milano than in my home town!
It's been wonderful being taken care of by my parents but I have a lot to take care of here so it feels good to be back too. For two days now I feel like I've done nothing but going to various doctor's appointments and booking new (when I finish this blog post I have another two calls to make...). Since our car battery didn't work when we came home I've had to learn the city's bus system, but people are so nice and helpful here it really hasn't been much of a problem.
As I've written before, I'm expecting a baby girl by the end of February so there's a lot to prepare and learn but everything's proceeding well and I feel fine so I'm not worried at all. I made my third ultra sound on Monday and my baby now weighs around 2,4 kg and is positioned the way she should. Amazingly I've only gained around 8 kilos so far! Yesterday I started the preparation course (don't know the exact term in English) which was very nice although a bit late I think.
Of course I've been crafting quite a lot, some together with my mum, and I'll show you more pictures during the week. This is my first knitting project in maaany years. My mum showed me how to do it and it's a very easy-to-make baby "helmet" cap. The pattern is from a booklet from the 70's and I've scanned it for you but it's in Swedish and I have no idea how to translate it into English or Italian, sorry!
I used the yarn my mother happened to have at home so I didn't choose the colour myself, but I think it'll look great with brown or white clothes. I have a tiny, tiny doubt I haven't sawn it together quite right because it doesn't look like the picture on the pattern... I made my husband try it on and he looked fine to me, but I promised him I wouldn't publish any pictures of that :D
Last picture for today but not least, this is the hand made wash cloth I won from Mia with the blog Min Inspiration. Thank you sooo much, I love it! Can't wait to try it.... or not... ;)
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