Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yarn Along

Yup, I was the crazy lady with her knitting basket in the hospital.   I still needed to sew buttons.  The WeatherMan didn't really know what I needed out of it so he brought me the whole basket.  And the boys wanted to help, of course. 

 Here she is, ready to go home.  We'll try again with something less bulky and I hope we can get a better picture.  Oh, and the booties?  Just fit her long, skinny feet.  And don't stay on at all.  I'll have to play with the straps to see if I can make a better fit. 

I obviously did not finish the puerperium cardi I cast on last week.  (You might recognize the yarn from my great yarn untangle and my first attempt at socks.  I think it's happier like this.)  I didn't have the "required" yarn and needles so I upsized.  Just as well given how hot this summer is but it should fit in the fall.  And it looks like I'll have to buy the bigger pattern - both boys want sweaters too (and I am really loving this pattern, I totally get now why it is so popular.)  I'm also still working on my pretty scarf.  Both projects get a row or two knit here and there, when someone else has a turn with the Smallest or she's asleep on my chest.  Eventually she'll let us put her down when she's sleeping and maybe I can get more done. 

My reading is also scattered - all over the living room.  There's the Dr Sears Baby Book at one end of the couch and This Is My Body by Mark P. Shea at the other.  By the chair is Certain Women by Madeleine L'Engle and the Knitpicks and Connecting Threads catalogs.  Sherlock Holmes is in need of charging but still in progress too.  Once we get to a point where I'm not dozing off every other time I'm nursing I'll make more progress.  In the meantime, oh well :)  At least I can type one handed.  And catch up on blogs and Yarn Along.  So now off to link up at small things.  Happy Wednesday :)

11 comments:

Tracey said...

How wonderful Kate, she is just beautiful. I hope you are well, getting some sleep and enjoying all the baby mooning.

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Congrats on the wee one. Perfect knits for a perfect babe. Get some rest and enjoy your baby moon.

Jen said...

She is sooooo precious!!! Good for you fitting in a little knitting time!

Alisa said...

What a blessing! Congratulations on your little one! Adorable all wrapped in hand knits! I remember those days of being able to knit away with a baby sleeping in my arms...my littlest is 17 months now and those days are long gone!!

wifemomknitter said...

Congratulations to the whole family!

She is beautiful, Kate. :-)

(And if, God forbid, I even ended up in the hospital, my hubby would bring my whole knitting bag, too.)

swanski said...

She is perfect in EVERY way and I love how the boys are surrounding you-congratulations. My husband would have brought the whole thing too. Men.

Kristen said...

Kate - I think it is admirable that your knitting and/or reading at all at the present! Hope you are enjoying these precious first days with that sweet, sweet little girl of yours. The cardi is beautiful so far!

Emily said...

She is beautiful, Kate! Enjoy her, we'll be here when you get a moment or two :)

Donna said...

How are you even getting time to post on the blog? Congratulations! And yes, I would be the crazy lady in the hospital with the yarn too. Bless you all <3

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

She is beautiful!! Hope you are all well. And I would have been that lady too :)

Mistea said...

admiration all round - You mom's are so clever at making the most of the moments.
Enjoy your little people and the pretty cardy will be perfect.

Have a wonderful weekend.