Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thanks for the good wishes

I'd like to thank all the folks at the SnB for the good wishes. I was able to stop by w/ A not this last Monday (being Memorial Day and all) but the Monday before that to say hello to the ladies that were there. And she totally behaved herself. Okay, she slept the whole time and didn't poop or cry.

Stopping by reminded me that I should pick up my knitting again. But w/ the warmish weather I'm not feeling like picking up wooly yarn. I may have to finish secret project (not out of wool) or start a cotton project.

Well, now that the big ginormous belly is no more, I should think about knitting something for self. When I was pregnant, I didn't want to knit a maternity sweater because I wouldn't wear it that long. In hindsight, I wouldn't have worn it since I was in the hospital for a month plus. Add to that A was 3 weeks early (with that original threat of being 11 weeks early). Not to mention that after I found out I had placenta previa, I wouldn't have wanted to get blood on it. But my original reason for not knitting a maternity sweater back when I first found out was that I simply didn't want to invest that much yarn and time to making a big giant pumpkin sweater (like the Perry Ellis Bubble sweater -- oh, my goodness!), 'specially since there are actually some pretty cute maternity clothes out there ( gotta love GAP and Old Navy). Well, that was before I saw what else was out there. There are 2 patterns that are pretty ingenious. There's the 'Before and After' sweater from Canadian Living that consists of a cardigan and a triangular panel that you can take off post-baby. That would have been okay. And there's the other sweater from Summer 2006, Interweave magazine. Now that is cute. Had I seen that sweater, it would have been done. It's a ribbed pull-over with buttons on the side for expansion. How cool is that?!

Anyway, I'll work on project secret while thinking about what cottony goodness to knit up.

btw-- too lazy to post pics of the sweater, y'all just google it, okay?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Knitting content!

Well, actually, it's not MY knitting content...rather, we received beautiful knitted items.

From the NICU, A received a cute little pink and white striped hat (see below). And from K, who I taught how to knit last Thanksgiving -- okay, she had the SnB book, and just needed a little bit of help with knitting. Anyway, she gave A a couple of darling hats. Talk about a learning curve for knitting. They turned out wonderfully.
My neighbors across the street, J and R, have been lifesavers through this pregnancy. When I had to go to the hospital (I forget if it was the 2nd or 3rd or 5th time), they actually babysat Z and totally entertained him for the afternoon. And if you have a 3 yr old, you'll know that these are wonderful neighbors...
So, J came over yesterday to drop off a baby present of a cute outfit (no pics) and to my surprise...this totally soft baby blanket. Ya'll recognize the pattern as the dishcloth pattern. What's great is that this would have been the other pattern I would have chosen if I were knitting a baby blanket (I'm still partial to the circular blanket).

This was made from Big Sky cotton in a very pretty pinkish mauvy color.
Of course I was trying to nurse right then, so J didn't get a chance to see the baby. Will have to make effort to go across street to show A off.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Introducing (albeit a bit late)

Amy E.

Born May 1, 2006
10:58 AM
6 lbs. 12 oz. 20 inches

*Will include more info later...