Thursday, February 15, 2007


Hi All! It's so nice to have so many new additions! It's really fun to start getting to know you all. I finally got someone to snap the shutter on my big belly. Only two months to go! For those who don't know me, I have three children already, and I'm expecting a boy.

In honor of it being a boy, I let my husband help pick yarn colors for the "Cardigan for Merry". He chose tan. I thought this was really boring at first, but I've decided that tan with brown toggles will be really great. Valerie and I combined orders, and I'm am waiting expectantly for many skeins of KnitPicks Shine Sport in "Sand".

Speaking of the Cardigan for Merry, I just got my order of Interweave Knits with the Cardigan for Arwen in it. Kate Gilbert is amazing. I'm in the fan club too. That is reversible cable. Neat! I've got to make that cardigan for me, don't you think? Then I can match the baby...


My sister has been visiting on her way to New York showing off her new baby. Gorgeous of course! But she requested one of my Ear Flap "Cowabunga" hats for her daughter to keep her warm in New York. Who can turn down a request like that? I started making these hats a little over three years ago when 5 people in my family were all expecting babies at the same time (including me). I've got to get the pattern written down better than scrbbles and lines all over a wrinkled piece of engineering paper, but this is what got me knitting again after several years away. I ran out of yarn and had to add in white. I think I ripped and re-knit 2-3 hats by the time I was done this time, but I still like it. I've run out of yarn so much lately that my husband made me order an extra extra skein of that Shine Sport. All the more for my stash (maybe).

5 comments:

Marly said...

YEAH for husband! A man that supports a yarn habit is a good man! Mine always ask..."Do we really need MORE yarn?"...or"Don't you ALREADY have that color?"

Marly
www.knitthing.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Yeah, I've got to enjoy it while it lasts! He is tired of having me quiz him for creative ideas of what to do to finish a project with negative 2 yards of yarn. He also feels sorry for me feeling rotten pregnant. Once I've had the baby, I'm not sure he'll support the yarn (or knitting!) habit anymore!

Angela said...

Congrats on your new son Kristen! I love natural colors, so I bet the Tan will be beautiful.

Valerie said...

Kristen, you and baby are beautiful!

Jean said...

Awww, look at da belly! You are too adorable. The hat is super-cute, too.