SO there is only so much about pregnancy that I can complain about before people begin to think I'm an ungrateful mother or anti babies. After all, nothing makes people as vocal about their opinions as spying a baby bump on a stranger. Don't get me wrong though, I'm still not done whining. In fact, now that I'm 8 months pregnant I feel like I have a whole new list of shocking and scary things to worry and complain about. In order to resist the urge to unleash all that on my blog (that's what husbands are for :P) I've decided to list some of my knitting/crochet projects and patterns here, though Ravelry (which I know every "fiber artist" is obsessed with!). Just click the title for the link. I might even upload one or two of my secret pie recipes. This should keep me occupied with uncomplaining posts for the next four weeks at least. I do this all in the name of positive thinking, which Robert says is the only way to survive the broiling, hot, hell of being in your third trimester in Saint Louis. The first project I've got going on is an amigurumi called Leo the Lion from LionBrand.com. I thought it'd be a good start because it uses inexpensive craft store yarn, Lion Brand. That way if my first Amigurumi ever turns out horrible, I won't feel guilty about tossing it instead of struggling to unravel and save the yarn. Then I'm going to move on to a Toe-Up Sock Two at a Time pattern (from Ravelry) using this beautiful Valley Yarns sock yarn you can get at Webs (yarn.com) for practically nothing. Knitty Couture in the Loop carries dozens of gorgeous sock yarns if you live in Saint Louis and like to feel before you buy like I do. If you're unfamiliar with amigurumi or toe-up socks click the links below or message me. It would be fun if I could get a few of you to knit.crochet.bake along with me because I haven't been able to find a single "Stitch and Bitch" club in Saint Louis that isn't made up solely of women over 60 or socially awkward young adults. Although I realize that now that I can't drink and received a cat for Christmas I'm dangerously close to crossing this line between Cat Lady and homebody. But I'm still one stiletto and a hair straightener away from all that, so you can join me with the confidence that I've not yet gone crazy.