Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Let the child be born

I finished the jacket/cardiagn, so the child may now be born. She's due late this month, and might ever arrive on my birthday.

This might be the first time I've ever knitted something for a baby that has been finished before the baby arrived. My record might be a crocheted rug for baby Jonathan, that ended up being for his baby brother two years later. But this little jacket was fun to knit, and quite quick. I've knitted it before so didn't have too much trouble with the pattern.

There were days when I did nothing much BUT knit, which are good days indeed.

Although I'm always ready for a visit to the button shop, I thought I'd check my own button jar and that of my mother. There were five little pearl buttons in my mother's stash, and they look just perfect. There is a little wool left over which might become bootees. I made an attempt on those at SSK on Saturday, but somewhere went wrong and had to rip up. Sigh!

So I hope the mother-to-be likes what I've done, but she has to wait until the birth before the presentation occurs. Charlotte/Rosie will be warm this winter or next, depending on size.

Now, where is that sock wool? I've got plans to knit ARROW socks - that's the name of the pattern and that's who I work for! (Sorry, the link is to the worksite, not the pattern) A marriage made in heaven...

Next time I'll tell you all about what deflected me from knitting them yesterday. Not a pretty story, and more to do with entertainment tech.


  1. The jacket is just lovely. I'm sure mom and baby both will love it.

  2. Katie - what a beautiful jacket! Almost makes me wish for another little one.... or maybe not.

    ps. please e-mail me at teri.p AT insightbb DOT com

  3. What a lucky girl!! I am so grateful! Can't wait to see it on her. Lots of other people have threatened me with knitting, but no one else has delivered yet.... Which reminds me, neither have I! Where is that baby?! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TOMORROW!