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!