Friday, September 21, 2012

back on the knitwagon!

For the last six months, I haven't touched any knitting. Haven't even thought about it (except occasional pangs of guilt). It was like I left it behind in the cold hospital room where I spent so many hours worrying over my yarn by my Dad's bedside.

In June we drove 10+ hours each way to New Jersey and back. I packed some knitting and glanced at it once or twice, but never even picked it up.

I remember that I had a hard time knitting during my last pregnancy, particularly the first trimester. I think this time, the combination of pregnancy and mourning basically obliterated my creative energy.

But now, full-term baby aboard, the urge to work the yarn is back in my fingers. I guess this is nesting?

I started working my way through a tower of UFO's perched on top of my knitting & crafts cabinet. It felt really good to wrap up some of those projects - especially the ones that needed no more than a button sewn on, or to be washed and blocked!

Once the backlog was clear, I wanted a little organic cotton cap for the new baby to wear when she's born. It went quickly and I decided to make another for a friend's new baby.

That done, I found an indecipherable pile of half-begun knitting in a project bag, frogged it and got to work on a beret and mitten set made from some utterly scrumptious Misti Alpaca handpaint sock yarn. It was supposed to be for me, but the beret is turning out rather small and it may wind up being a nice surprise for the Little Pea.

This was all in the last week. I wonder what next week holds??


  1. Yay! So happy you're back. And I had totally forgotten the pregnancy. How are you feeling?

    I lost all will to knit with my first pregnancy (a girl), but was really motivated after about the 5th month with my second pregnancy (a boy). My daughter actually just got her first and second (!) handknit sweaters during and just after the Ravellenics. Then I, too, went on a UFOs rampage and am now ready to start some more sweaters for BOTH kiddos.

    Where were you in NJ? I live out here (Bob help me)...were you at the beach? That and the quick commute to Manhattan are the only redeeming qualities of the state, I think.

    Oh, and...since you already have the Little Pea, what will you name the new baby? Sweet Pea? Teeny Tiny Pea?

    1. Thanks! Feeling fine, past my due date but everything is OK in there so I'm not complaining. We were in NJ in June, at the beach & visiting family.

      I haven't decided yet what to call the new one! The Sprout? I'm definitely open to pea-related suggestions! : )

  2. just caught up on your blog and your past several months.
    sending a virtual hug and prayers and well wishes of happiness and joy for this new little wee pea you're sprouting as you pull your life back up to the top of the hills!
    knit on!

  3. So glad you're back. I've missed you.


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