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Knitting for Others ~ 2006-12-13
I have been really itching to knit a sweater for myself. I just don’t really see the point. There are holiday knits to be completed and cute baby bookish knits to be made. I am so huge at this point it’s hard to imagine a time when I would be able to fit into a knit sweater for myself. I am also REALLY. HOT. all the time. I swear, this is like nothing I have ever experienced. I am normally a cold natured person so this is especially interesting for me. Wool sweaters are not my friends right now.
Sure, I have Smarty to fit and cloth. But some days I just miss my old body and watching her stand there all smug in one of my sweaters just isn’t fun. Exactly how a headless dummy exudes smugness is beyond me – but she does!
To celebrate those thing that are beautiful and never seen here:
A shawl/scarf that I made for my Mom, Yarn picked out by her ages ago. It’s Cherry Tree Hill Baby Loop Mohair in Winterberry. The pattern was a free pattern that came with the yarn (purchased at New York Knits, a LYS near my parent’s house). It’s a really simple knit that went fast. I purchased a scarf pin at New Hampshire Sheep and Wool and sent it off to my Mom as a birthday/mother’s day/christmas/oh-what-ever present. (Have you ever sent these. The gifts that really have no occasion, yet fulfill every occasion?!)
In other news….
Melanie is sick AND she knit this incredible hat for Baby Bookish. I cried when I saw it. Thanks Melanie.
Since there are leaves on the trees in that picture AND you look not-huge, I’m gonna assume this pic was taken awhile ago. Pretty shawl.
Comment - December 13, 2006 : 12:18 pm
Even if you knit something that would have fit you before, things might be arranged differently from now on. Ahem. So, you might want to wait until later before knitting anything new for yourself.
The shawl for your mom is wonderful, though.
Comment - December 13, 2006 : 12:51 pm
Carole’s right. I’ve had three children and each pregnancy “arranged” me in a different fashion. Not always bigger, just different. With my first pregnancy I took the last outfit that fit me during the beginning stages of pregnancy to the hospital to wear home. Nope! Had to wear the maternity clothes. BUT, by a strange twist of fate, the FIRST outfit I had to give up in my pregnancy was the one that DID fit. My hip expanse had changed.
Comment - December 13, 2006 : 10:25 pm
Beautiful shawl! Look at it this way, at least you’re preggers during the winter. Imagine if it were August!
How do you like White Teeth? Saw it on your book list. I loved it. Grows a bit old near the end, though.
Comment - December 14, 2006 : 6:38 am
hey Wendy, I remember walking in the mall with my big belly towards the end of July (baby due mid august) and saying wistfully to my husband: will i ever fit again in a skimpy summer dress like those in the windows? it seems impossible!
good news is: very possible! within 8 months of delivery i had actually lost a whole size from my pre-pregnancy status. breastfeeding can do wonders for baby and you!
however, my winters sweaters from the second pregnancy are all permanently stretched and saggy from being worn over big belly….
Comment - December 14, 2006 : 7:39 am
Beautiful shawl! Your mother will just love it.
Comment - December 14, 2006 : 7:42 am
Aw shucks hunny, you didn’t tell me you cried! That’s so sweet. I’m so glad you like it. I love it and may very well make some more just like it!
Comment - December 14, 2006 : 8:35 am
Beautiful shawl. People seem to get back to prepreg weight. You can too.
Comment - December 15, 2006 : 5:48 am
Beautiful shawl! I still say, this babe’s well knit for! Don’t worry so much about Smarty, she’ll have to give your sweaters soon enough.
Comment - December 15, 2006 : 10:47 am
That fruit hat is adorable – I’ll have to try the multicolored yarn for hats like that. I saw a woman on the subway wearing one the other day. It took all of my restraint not to tell her that she’s an adult and it’s not appropriate for her to be wearing a baby hat.
Comment - December 23, 2006 : 9:45 pm
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