12 December 2007

Hello, blogland

I am still pregnant.

I get emails from various people asking on a regular basis. My mother is calling twice a day to find out if "anything's happening." It's all very gently entertaining. I'm trying not to be stressed.

My gut feeling is that it won't be too much longer, but I have no medical evidence to support this fact. We'll see what happens.

I've actually been knitting some! I have these to show you:

These are the Better Than Booties Baby Socks; the pattern is free on the Interweave Knits website, and mine are knit from the leftovers of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction that Tammy sent me many moons ago. I loves them, I do. The bindoff went a little haywire due to the cats suddenly deciding to slaughter each other and running away with my knitting, but if you can't see it from a galloping horse...

These two are for the other two little babies in my life; my step-sister just had twins back in October, and they should be just about sized right for now -- it's kinda scary that her twins are hitting newborn size just about as mine is likely to be born. Oh my goodness! Both of these patterns are as-written out of Cat Bordhi's New Pathways; I still love the book. Some people have expressed frustration with the way you have to flip around to find the bind off here and the cast on there and the heel construction here, but it works out for me; I figure once I get the hang of it, I won't even notice. And it certainly allowed her to condense a lot more information into the book, so I'll live with it.

The top pair are out of Frog Tree Alpaca; the bottom pair of Cashsoft DK, with Be Sweet boucle baby mohair for the "laces".

Other projects I need to finish by Christmas: three hats out of the Itty Bitty Hats book (yes, Karin, I know I protested that I'd never use that darned book again, and I still have some reservations, but the Bunny Ear hat is so adorable! And the Snowman hat! Oh my goodness!) And the cool thing is that I shouldn't have to buy any yarn for Christmas presents, other than for the snowman hat, because the other two hats I'm going to make -- well, one is almost done, and was knit from some stashed Chincilla, and the other will be knit from an as-yet-undisclosed stash yarn. Undisclosed because I haven't made up my mind yet. :)

Not giving to any of the grown-ups this year...still need to think of a couple of books to buy for my cousins...I'm officially *that person* in my family, and it would be easy, except that these three siblings have passed down all the books I've given them, so not only do I have to remember what I gave Emily and Erin last year, I also have to remember what I gave Connor when he was eight...five years ago...so I always try and get whatever just came out in paperback. I'm usually safe that way. :)

Finished my ridiculously expensive and impossible-to-wash Berocco baby blanket, the one that will (I hope) be heartlessly destroyed and loved within an inch of its life...I also received a gorgeous blanket that I haven't managed to take a good picture of (it needs sunlight, and the sun hides every time I take out my camera). But, I'll get a good picture when I can, and let me publicly say -- "B!! I love it! Did you knit it yourself? It's wonderful!"

I'm sorry to be so boring lately...life is just very...well. Calm, with an undertone of "Um. Now? Please? Anytime now would be fine." We're trying to find a new place to live, so we know whether or not we need to start packing, and everything else is kind of up in the air subjected to that. Frustrating, but there we are. And, as I started this post out by saying, I am so full of baby that, according to Robb, I even smell like baby.

Oh well. I suppose it could be worse. :)

Much love.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliment. I totally made it (which you can tell if you look too closely at the several flaws in the blanket, so don't look). Can't wait to meet your daughter REALLY soon.
Much love, B

spindyeknit said...

I can't wait to see her newborn pictures... And it's okay, it's easier not to have a December 13 birthday. Ask me how I know.

Karin said...

Smell like baby...hmmm...I do hope the two of you get to smell that baby SOONEST! :)
PS: package is packed up. If this storm isn't too bad, I will make it to the post office tomorrow. I promise.

Sheila said...

Hope your baby has arrived. My good friend is due now also. She still is pregnant too. I love the baby socks.

AlisonH at spindyeknit.com said...

Sooo (whistling)...how're things coming along... And I hope the snow isn't being too much of a problem. (Dudes. Plow my Kristine out NOW, wouldja? Thanks!)

Back In The Day, we had just the one car and it suddenly was having the battery dying on us every time we turned it off. I called our regular garage; the dude said he couldn't get to it for three days. I hung up, stewed a moment, called back, and asked for the Boss Man this time. Dennis: my baby's due in four days, and your guy says you all can't fix our car.

You get it right here right now and I will do it right now, Dennis tells me. And he does.

His little Hansen Garage red car-shaped magnet finally fell down and broke last month, after gracing my kitchen in grateful memories for 23 years.

Alison said...

And after writing that, I sat down and wrote out a "you don't remember me but" thank you note to Dennis, remembering the day, and mailed it off to him.

So, how'd you do in that snowstorm Sunday (resuming whistling...)

Karin said...

So I am going to Germany today without knowing. But I assume you had the baby and all is well.
Package will get there before Christmas, I hope.
Take good care!!!