Since June

Did I forget to mention that I would be taking a two month long blog vacation?  The truth is, I don’t do a lot of cooking or knitting in the summertime.  I was actually starting to get a little worried about myself last month–will I EVER knit again? why did I ever cook when frozen dinners are SO DELICIOUS?  If I would have sat down and thought about it for a minute, I would have realized that it is normal to avoid a hot stove and a lapful of wool when it’s 100 degrees outside.  Duh.

Also, I’m pregnant.  I KNOW.

21 weeks along and it has not exactly been a walk in the park for me, but I think the second half will be better than the first.  The first few months were sort of queasy, then I felt GREAT for approximately 1 week, which was when I must have accidentally ground poison ivy leaves into my forearms, because that is the only possible explanation of how I developed the blistered, oozing, flesh eating plague that has been occupying me for the past three weeks.  And the itching.  I can’t even describe it, except to say that there is no greater physical ecstasy than scratching poison ivy.  It is almost a religious experience, but eventually, you scratch down to your bone and you have to stop, and that’s when the itching really starts.

Anyway, my arms still look like I was the victim of a chemical burn, but I feel much better.  Better enough to knit stuff for the baby.  Let’s face it, knitters have babies mostly so that we can knit for them.

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Cabled babysocks!!!  And knee socks at that.  Did I mention that this kid will be born at the end of January?  PERFECT KNITTING WEATHER.

These are Four Seasons Cabled Baby Socks in Encore 75% acrylic/25% wool–and one of the wooliest feeling acrylic blends I have used.

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A baby bonnet!  This is actually the Top down bonnet with Anime Character, without the anime character, in Malabrigo Merino Worsted.  I changed the decreases, because they were looking weird, and instead of ties, I made a strap, because I feel like ties are strangley.

And one work in progress:
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This will be the Baby professor vest in Sublime 50% soya/50% cotton.  This will be in a good size for spring or fall 2011, depending on how big this baby ends up being.  David and I were both 9 pounders, so we’ll see.  Let’s not think about that just now, though, okay?

I’ve also made a few diaper covers, because we’ll be cloth diapering and apparently hand knit wool covers are the way to go.  I can’t believe my luck!  I’ll show those later, though, now that I’m back to regular posting.

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2 Responses to “Since June”


  1. 1 The husband/babydaddy September 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Welcome back to blogging.
    Love, Me

  2. 2 Retta September 23, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations!!! That baby is going to be the best dressed child around with all of these hand made goodies.


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