So this was the knitting I took with me to hospital last week:
All carefully thought out projects - nice easy stocking stitch or garter stitch, none requiring much concentration - from the top - husby's Retrofit cardi - one sleeve done, and plenty of yarn to start (and finish) the second sleeve; then at bottom right, a Baktus scarf, using the same yarn as my Happy socks; then bottom left Cascade Heritage sock yarn for simple stocking stitch socks.
And here's my progress while in hospital:
Yes, the observant - or even the most unobservant - amongst you will notice that it is in fact the same photo! I did not knit a stitch in my 4.5 days/5 nights in hospital. I thought about it once or twice, and I had at least one project beside me within arm's reach at all times, but I did none!
Yes, I probably was a bit ambitious. But I figured if I took none, I'd miss it.
Thanks so much to you all for the lovely comments (and emails and texts and gifts) on Connor's arrival - it was so lovely to read all of them from hospital, many during the night feeds (thank goodness for netbooks and mobile internet access etc).
Coming home was surreal - same familiar environment but everything so different! But we've settled in very well so far. On the plus side, he is an excellent sleeper and feeder (so far...touch wood!) and on the down side, he is also an excellent explosive poo-er and wee fountain (although at least I know his internal systems are working!) (and I've also become a lot quicker at getting a cloth over his bits while I grab a new nappy!).
A couple more gifts which gave me a giggle, not because they are funny, they are just lovely - but the giggle came because not only: