Well, the dust has settled a bit here in the Laube household.
Basically that means that the day dreaming and excitement have faded to usher in the impatience at the fact that we have four weeks to wait until our orders are cut! FOUR WEEKS of wondering and worrying about which of the three bases that were presented to us will be our new home for however long.
I tried to answer everyone’s questions but the most common thing brought up is which base will we choose? We don’t really get a choice. We submit a list of our own with these bases in the order that we want them and then the Air Force will take into account how long each person has been in the job, how long they’ve been in the Air Force, how long they’ve been a Staff Sergeant and a dozen other things… then and only then will they take into account what we actually want! It is like this because of the specific job that Ryan has so our hands are tied… Now we wait…
We will get our orders on February the 15th and they will be the final word.
Until then we are working on consolidating the house, packing some boxes and culling out 220 appliances to sell or donate since we can’t bring them back stateside, and making lists of things that need to be done so we aren’t blind-sided by a ton of unexpected work at the very end.
So, now we wait.
Do you want to know what the last few months of waiting have produced?
Tons of baby blankets! For the first time in my life I have blankets made before I even know if the babies on the way are boys or girls! I’m actually a little ahead!
I thought I’d share a few pictures of the blankets I’ve completed in the past six weeks that are sitting on my shelf waiting for a baby to be born.
The first is a soft green in a wave stitch.
The second is the same soft green and white in broad stripes done in a sweetheart stitch.
I love the detail of this simple stitch!
The third is white and in the softest of yarns… it’s a new stitch….
… and is finished off with a ruffled fan edging.
The fourth is also a new stitch I was experimenting with… it’s done in a soft baby pink.
I also did a neutral yellow in a new stitch…
This is one of my new favorite stitches! It’s so easy and has such pretty detail!
And a stylized blanket for a little boy! It was a pain to make but fun at the same time!
What little kid could resist touching this!?
I’m starting yet another tonight… I’ll keep you posted! It’s been quite a lot of fun to discover new patterns and use up scraps of yarn. It serves two fold purposes. It culls down my collection of yarn so we don’t have to move so much of it and gets me ahead of the game for the summer baby boom!
With that I’m off to catch up on some paperwork!