Sunday, October 11

nothing to show

except my belly. I think I can say that I now officially look pregnant. I've been offered seats on the subway now twice, and while fabric shopping yesterday the saleswoman was very excited about my bump. Funny how things like that can affect total strangers.

We also learned this week that Smudge is a boy!

This news was somehow shocking and overwhelming to us, but I think learning that it was a girl might have had the same effect. Becoming parents at all is really rather insane. Why would anyone in their right mind want to do such a thing?

I've been frantically working on a Coraline cardigan, which I started on September 11. I am making the body a little larger to accommodate my belly, and I intend to also add a button band so I can actually close it against the cold. It's knit up from the bottom to the arm pits, then sleeves to armpits and then the whole thing is joined to do a smocking yoke.

I'm just at the point where it should all get joined, and I am waiting for a good moment to sit down and make sure the right stitches go to the right places. I don't trust myself to do that on the subway, where the rest of the sweater has been knit so far. So stay tuned for that, and hopefully some photos too.


Terra said...

Oh boy! Congratulations!

Jessi said...

Yay! Congratulations! It is weird how complete strangers get excited about a pregnant belly, isn't it?

t does wool said...

yay! you look beautiful!!

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Hilary said...

Aw, look at your belly! You look great! I bet Coraline will be a perfect maternity sweater (plus, you'll be able to wear it after your little guy is born).

Meg said...

So thrilling! Baby boys are so snuggly, not that girls are not, but boys seem to be more so.