I finished and delivered the three (fishy kiss knits) fish for Tasha's new baby. One is somewhat overstuffed, so we call him the blowfish. The pattern is the "Felted Fish Pattern" by Linda Taylor in Knitter's Stash. I liked them better without eyes. They will go really well in J's fish-themed room!
I also recently blocked the two halves to my "A Good Bias" shrug from Interweave Knits Spring 2005, p. 26. I seem to remember Yarn Harlot expressing her amazement at how well lace blocks and that she wanted to show the whole neighbourhood. I felt the same way! I have never blocked lace before, and WOW, it really does work! I love my new ez blockers. Wool is so accepting and adaptable! Anyway, I'll need to put it together soon - it was meant to be a spring project when I was still carrying my pregnancy weight - I didn't want to wear a sweater that would hang on me later. Now, I am back to my regular weight, and it's winter, but I still want to wear it soon!
I've started listening to some knitting podcasts. I find the ones with interviews (Craft Sanity, KnitCast) really fascinating. I'm enjoying learning more about writers and designers (Debbie Stoller, Debbie Bliss, etc). I'm also listening to Creative Mom, Lime & Violet and insubordiknit. Since we live 20 minutes from school, I take babe for a walk everyday so he gets a nap, and I can listen to my podcasts! I find it really inspiring to listen about other people doing creative things. I really don't feel like I have the time or energy to fit as much in as my brain would like to at the moment. I figure my creative energy is going into producing milk and growing my baby (even though he's outside my body now!). At least, that's my excuse.