Tuesday, January 27, 2009

new life

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2009 is going to bring some incredible changes to our world - to our big shared world, and to my little personal one as well.

We have a baby Pea on the way.

I can't tell you how much just knowing and feeling this fact has already changed my outlook on the world, myself, and even my knitting (not to mention my diet and sleeping habits). I think these are all things that I'll be sharing with you via the blog, so I wanted to share the big news, and give you a preview of things to come. There will be more knitting of course, and I imagine some exploration of how to be creative and sustainable in raising a little one.

Other things I probably won't be sharing as much about are the very personal things - about my family and the baby itself. Y'all probably already know that this isn't really a personal blog, and that is in part a reflection of my cautious approach to the internet. I feel it now more than ever - and I hope it doesn't disappoint anyone that there won't be any pictures of my uterus or lists of baby names (I know some of you are sighing with relief!).

But there are definitely lots more baby knits in store.

This fall was the first trimester, and I found it very difficult to knit. I could probably count the total stitches I knitted this fall without too much trouble. It seemed that along with all my physical energy, all my creative energy had been diverted to this one, all-consuming purpose. Now that I am comfortably situated in the second trimester, knitting has returned, though I found that I got rusty in my hiatus, and my fingers still seem frustratingly slow.

Nonetheless, I did get started on a teeny sweater made from sock yarn leftovers. I'm making this up as I go along, and I think it will be an easy pattern to share when it's finished, maybe with some matching booties.

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So, it's off to the stack of books by my bed, which I seem to fall into by 9:30 every night with great regularity these days. We are counting down to May 31, when the little one is supposed to make an appearance. I have a feeling I need to cram as much knitting and sleeping in now as I can.

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What wonderful news :)
    Oh, and the sweater is adorable, by the way...

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  2. Yes, You are going to have to cram now.. if you can knit enjoy! I couldn't, not until the last month.. so my baby girl ended up not having a whole lot knit for her. But, she is here and healthy and happy and that is what matters! Can't wait to see what you knit for your bundle! Love the little sweater!

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  3. Congratulations! Love the sweater. I love knitting for wee ones - it's very gratifying. Can't wait to see what you'll be knitting for your little pea!

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  4. Yay! Congrats on baby pea! The knitting mojo should return - mine did about 1/2 way into the second trimester. Can't wait to see the cuteness you knit up!

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  5. Congratulations on your baby Pea! How very exciting for you. :o)

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  6. Congrats! And you're right about the decrease in knitting time. But then other people will knit stuff for your baby!

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  7. Congratulations! Yes, sleep and knit all you can now, it really slows down until they are about 4 or so.

    -Loyal reader, rare poster

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  8. Congratulations! 2009 is going to be a great year.

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  9. Oh, how wonderful! I am a regular lurker and have used your great patterns more than once. I'm so happy for you--and look forward to interesting patterns that might come out of this time!

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  10. Congratulations! I found your blog a few months ago through Ravelry. I felt the same way about knitting my first trimester. :-) But, by the time the baby arrived, he had a lot of little knit garments.

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  11. OMG! Congratulations!! We're probably due around the same time! :)

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  12. yipppppppeeeeeeeeeeee~ i am so happy for you! i have about 4 weeks left. what fun that we will both be bringing (hopefully) future knitters into the world in 2009.

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  13. we're so happy for you two! big hugs from vermont.

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  14. Congratulations!
    We're due at the same time, too, except I've got two little peas in my pod. I'm just getting the knitting mojo back, too.
    Having my first baby was actually what turned me to knitting in the first place--portable and easy to put down/pick up.

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  15. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new little pea once he/she arrives as well as some inspiring ideas for knitting. Especially if you have a boy.

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  16. Congratulations! My "baby" is now 8 and likes to knit but still loves it when something or her comes off the needles (as do my other "babies" that range from 14 to almost 26). I still love knitting tiny baby items so my non-knitting friends get lovely little gifts for their new babies and grandbabies. Definitely finish a few outfits for the baby's first few months now since your favorite hobbies for those first few months after the baby comes will no doubt be napping and gazing adoringly upon your beautiful new creation!

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  17. welcome to the world of knitting mamahood, or mamahood with a bit of knitting. congrats.

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  18. congratulations!!! i am so excited for you two... what wonderful news! and i'm looking forward to seeing the baby pea knitting as well :) yay! xox

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  19. Growing and raising a child is the ultimate creative pursuit. Congrats!

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  20. Congratulations! I'll echo everyone else's sleep and knit while you can. YOur life is on its way to being so much more wonderful.

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  21. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what you knit for your new little one. Love the striped jacket.

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  22. What wonderful news! A baby Pea, congratulations!

    I'm looking forward to your baby knitting.

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  23. Congratulatiosn! I have also a baby on the way, and we are just 3 weeks apart! My due date is May 9th! Wish you all the best!
    Paty

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  24. What absolutely wonderful news! Congratulations to all who are involved.

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  25. congratulations! i remember the "too exhausted to knit days" of early and late pregnancy and early baby days--but the baby excitement is well worth it. can't wait to see what creative things you knit for your little one.

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  26. Oh - My - Gosh!! I can't wait to tell Alex. How many times did we joke about this a few years ago? I can't tell you how happy, happy, happy I am for you guys! - Bev

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  27. Hello!
    I never comment on blogs usually, but I just found yours while searching for free knitting patterns online and love all your baby patterns. Then I saw this post and felt right at home...I'm expecting a little boy on May 23! Keep up the lovely work and best of luck to you!

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  28. congrats on your baby bump!!! I am an occasional reader, but love your patterns (have linked to a couple of my projects on Rav) and had asked some gauge ??'s on the organic guernsey - anyway - congrats again!

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