Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Trellis Grows

As you can see, I have completed the back and left front of the Trellis sweater. I'm mostly done with the right front as well. I am excited to give this to my friend, who is due May 19. It's so fun to knit baby sweaters!

Monday, April 23, 2007

New Member!

I am laptitelili, I'm French, and I've just joined the kal :-)
I am not pregnant, but lots of my friends/ family members are, so I'm knitting a lot of baby items. And, well, it's perhaps a little weird, but some patterns are so cute that I intend to knit them now for my future babies... in 10 years?

Some pictures of baby items I have already knitted:

Pattern: Bunny (baby) (Kate Gilbert)
Yarn: Teddy colorway Malabar (Bergère de France) - 1 ball

Pattern: Cable and Seed Stitch Baby Hat (Purly Whites)
Yarn: Linie 38 Kashmerino (OnLine) - 1 ball

Pattern: Bunny Hat (Jennifer Small for Stitch'n Bitch Nation, Debbie Stoller)
Yarn: Oxygène colorway Blanc (Phildar) - 1 ball/ Doussine colorway Shéhérazade (Bergère de France) - 1 ball
Pattern: From French book Des bébés toute l'année à la Droguerie
s: Idéal colorway Loden (Bergère de France) - 1 ball (2 strands held together)/ Shoelace Mohican noisette and pompons 15mm Marron Glacé (La Droguerie)


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Finishing First Trimester Knit-a-long, Third-trimester-me!

Everyone is showing off such beautiful things! I realized that I was never going to finish my sweater in time, so I didn't even start yet. I knit a quick hat and socks for my baby, because I wanted to have something hand-knit from me in the hospital.

The first sock I made turned out HUGE for a newborn, so I revised the pattern a little bit. I think I'm telling you all this to put off my nervousness about tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning at 7:30 am, I am scheduled to have a c-section. It turns out that I have placenta previa and cannot deliver vaginally. After three vaginal births, this was a bit of a shock and sadness to me. I've also discovered that I'm scared. But I'm really excited to hold my baby tomorrow!! I took a picture of my pregnant belly to show y'all.

Last but not least, I haven't forgotten that we are to have a drawing on April 15th (the end of the Blog's first trimester) for a Piddleloop bag! I'll still be in the hospital, so Valerie might have to draw for me! Or you can wait. It'll be fun! Keep up the good knitting! I'm taking my sweater yarn to the hospital to cast on!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What have you been working on?

I know, I know, I was one of the reason's that Valerie started this KAL and I still haven't even started a sweater. So, what have I been working on you ask?

I have been working on the appearance of my blog, bribbing Val to make me some really cool buttons (which she totally did!), recording episodes for my podcast (which is "New and Notable" in the hobbies section of iTunes), and these...

I started them last Thursday night at the Yarn Harlot Book signing and I can't put them down. I will write all about it on my blog so I won't waste space here. But I wanted all of you to know that I am still here, I am still totally planning on making the sweater, and I totally am impressed by all the wonderful things that have already been completed!

So, (call me the cheerleader) keep up the good work! I hope to be posting somthing more Pea-Pod ish soon ;-)


Monday, April 9, 2007

More Progress

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my sweater, especially regarding the color issue. It turned out I was worried for nothing, because when my brother and future sister-in-law went to the doctor to find out the gender of the baby, the doctor told them it was a girl after all. I've really made some progress on my sweater though. I've gotten through the right side. Check it out below:

and a deail shot of the leaf lace and the seed stitch button band:

I'm really excited about the way it is turing out, and can't wait to finish. I think I found some booties that would go great with the ensemble too, and it looks like I will have more than enough yarn left over to make them.