Knitting Projects for Baby

Like most knitters, I typically have several projects going at once. Not anymore.

Thanks to the lovely side effects of the 1st trimester (morning sickness and sheer exhaustion), I can barely muster the energy required to design and knit 2 projects. Until yesterday, it was just one.

I am still working out the kinks in the baseball blanket. The problem lies in with this construction of the middle panel. Once I fix that, I can cast on for the ‘actual’ size: about a 39-inch diameter. The size should be perfect to wrap a newborn in. (No, we don’t know that this baby will be a boy nor do we have a preference. The nursery will be decked out in a baseball theme no matter the sex of the baby. As I said to my Aunt while defending our decision, “I’m a girl and I LOVE baseball”.)

Thanks to Vicki, I also have cast on for a baby shawl. I won a skein of gorgeous red and blue kid mohair yarn on her blog. Paired with a skein of red merino laceweight yarn, I plan to knit a Pi shawl as made famous by EZ. It’s cold in January, you know.

 

Baby Notes: I had an ultrasound done on June 19th. The little alien inside of me has a huge head, stubbly little arms and legs, and a wee heart beating away. I laughed my way through most of the exam; it was such a joy to see this baby growing inside of me even if s/he is a bit odd looking right now.
Additionally, my due date was pushed back to January 18th, making it more unlikely that I’ll deliver on or around Christmas. What a relief!

8 thoughts on “Knitting Projects for Baby

  1. I am SO excited for you! I’m glad you’re able to get some knitting done, despite the sickness/exhaustion. And I’m sure you’ll have a little baseball fan no matter what gender!

    When I was a kid, one of my favorite memories was collecting baseball cards with my dad. I was also on the softball team. So yeah, girls can love baseball, too!

  2. Whoa! I miss a few days’ worth of blog reading and find you are PREGNANT!! How wonderful!!! Good for you, and can’t wait to hear all about you as the next six months (as a starter) go by! Congratulations. And Jake, it will all be ok. :o)

  3. Congrats Marie!

    I had sever morning sickness called hyperemsis. That’s when my husband told me to get a hobbie to “take my mind off of it” Once it passed I had a friend teach me to knit. My first blanket was horrilbe! I still have it though. I LOVE The basketball blanket, sooooo cute! I’m not good at making my own patterns I’ve done two, and that was really hard. I’m not in a hurry to do another.

  4. I’m a girl and I like baseball, too. The shawl looks like it will be beautiful! And you’ll feel better, soon. The second trimester is a good one.

  5. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Love the color combo. I’m still excited about the baby!!
    The quilt is super cute!
    Vicki

  6. I’m still excited!! Love the color combo. I bet Jake is excited also.
    Can’t wait to see everything you knit. Hope you are feeling better soon. And love the cute blanket!
    Vicki

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