Wednesday, March 27, 2013

{Still} Knitting

Today is my Jonah's fourth birthday, and in the wee hours of this morning I got the news that my amazing sister had her baby - four days "overdue," a sweet nephew sharing a birthday with my little man.  So when I woke up to sunshine, there were just so many reasons to smile.  It's a good day!

I, on the other hand, am still knitting - baby, that is, and a sweater besides.  My guess date is tomorrow, but I'm in no rush.  And knitting?  It is just another way of keeping me calm.





I cast on for a February Lady Sweater a few nights ago, and after a few missteps (my attention to detail seems to be suffering a bit...) and two go-rounds of frogging, I finally got into a groove with it.  I'm following Ginny Sheller's notes on ravelry, so far so good!  I know, I know - it's the same blue of the girls' birthday sweaters, I hope you aren't sick of looking at it.  I had plenty left over, thanks to the generosity of a fellow Raveler, so I thought a project like this would be just perfect for late pregnancy.  Big enough that chances are the baby will come before I'm finished, but if that's not the case, I'll have something lovely to wear when she finally does appear.  Win/Win, right?  The lace pattern keeps this project interesting but still mindless enough for picking up at random points during the day.



Yes, still knitting here - outside and in.  Linking up with Ginny and Nichole on this beautiful Spring day.  What are you working on?


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24 comments:

  1. Your project is gorgeous. The color is stunning and it shows off the stitching really nicely!

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    1. Thank you! It's knitting up pretty quickly and I'm enjoying it!

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  2. My goodness, that lace work is beautiful and a lovely color blue.
    Happy Birthday to your little Jonah.

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  3. Love that color! I have that sweater on the to do list. Thanks for visiting, if you like, please link up over at the blog for Let's Get Stitched.

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  4. One day, I'll make myself one of Ginny's sweaters, too; yours is lovely. Wishing you a safe delivery...soon. :) ~Lisa

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    1. Thanks! I certainly hope it's soon...:-)

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  5. A gorgeous knit, I love the colour.

    Love the last pic, beautiful!

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  6. Yes, the FLS can be a bit cumbersome to begin, but like you say, you will find your groove. Beautiful color! Cant wait to meet the wee little knew one!

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  7. Gorgeous silhouette! So excited for you, have been following your journey as and always positive reflections this spring, will keep you in my prayers.

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  8. Very nice picture!! It's heavy to carry around at this stage isn't it?
    All the best for the great event to come!!

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    1. Yes, I think that is the hardest part right now...I just feel so cumbersome! Soon, soon!

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  9. Gorgeous colour yarn, hope you get it finished off soon!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your little one! I love your knitting projects, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing that!

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  11. Happy birthday to Jonah! Today is my daughter's 4th birthday as well! Wishing you a smooth and speedy delivery!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet wishes!

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  12. LOVEEEEE coming your way, for both knitting projects :)

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  13. Oh sweet girl!! Soon! Soon!

    I love the sweater. I have been wanting to make one. I would love one for my 6 year old, but I haven't been able to find a pattern for it in her size. I think I need to try and search some more, because I am sure someone has written it up for me somewhere. :)

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    1. I made one for my 6 year old a few years back. If you look on Ravelry under the february baby sweater, and then search size 6, you can find a few people who have written down their mods to make it fit. I think Soulemama did one?

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  14. Each of my babies has come at least a week (sometimes two+) after my guess date and I always love those last few days. When others seem alarmed and done with the pregnancy an you feel purposeful and happy to be letting your baby come in their own time, those are the days that really reflect our determination to follow their spirits wherever they lead us.

    A beautiful sweater and a beautiful belly pic to boot. Best wishes and much calmness in the days ahead.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! Today I am one day past the guess date, and it's odd how more joyful and accepting I am as time progresses. I've had 2 babies come roughly a week post guess date and while those last few days do seem a little tougher in some (largely physical) ways, each moment does seem to be a little gift - just extra time to surround yourself with all the good feelings of expectation and excitement. We are so looking forward to her arrival!

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  15. Can I just say how beautiful you and your baby look? Loving the sweater.

    Thinking of you and hoping for an easy and wonderful birth soon! Maybe Easter Sunday??

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    1. Thanks Nell! Easter Sunday would be something special! We're so blessed with so many family members and supportive friends that really any time this baby decides to appear will be just fine. Even in the midst of such a busy weekend.

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