Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Its Baby Time! ...Again

My oldest friend has recently found out she is pregnant with her third. And the fun part was, she used knitting as a segue to telling me about it :-) She had come over to my place for a scrapbooking session when she saw the finished baby blanket I made for our other friends on the coffee table. She said, "Well, I have a job for you..."

She already has two great sons, the oldest who is 5 1/2 and dreading the start of kindergarten in the fall and the soon-to-be middle child who is going to be turning 3 at the beginning of September. She is due around her oldest son's birthday in February. I think they are all hoping for a girl, although I know they will love that child no matter what. I was really surprised to find out she was pregnant. She had been ready for another one for about a year, but her husband wasn't. Then when we had gotten together a couple weeks before she found out, she made a comment about being done with the crib and baby stuff. So, I thought she had meant, done with babies entirely. We were at a party, so I didn't have a chance to ask her about it. Turns out she was talking about her youngest son being done with all the baby stuff and she had even thought that it came out weird at the time. I'm just glad everything worked out for them, because I knew she really wanted another one and wasn't ready for that part of her life to be over with yet.

So, now I need to figure out what to make... The clothing options are much better given that the baby will come in the winter. She'll find out what the baby is in a few weeks, so I guess I should wait until then to decide. I still have another baby blanket pattern to try out if I'm not inspired otherwise. But, somehow I have a feeling I will make a hat or something of that nature. Maybe even one of those cute stuffed bears...

2 comments:

Nonnahs said...

How exciting! Well, I've been thinking about what kind of baby gift I can knit as well, for the upcoming third little Jimenez. I was thinking maybe a little hat, since he will arrive in the fall. But, because I'm nuts, I'm also toying with the idea of learning how to do booties. So, if you're also feelin' a little crazy and care to embark on that adventure with me, let me know! Of course, given my inability to follow a pattern and my latest knitting-related nervous breakdowns (KNBs), maybe I should just stick with what I know how to do for now...

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

There's a cute little baby kimono in Summer 2005 Interweave Knits. I didn't actually get that issue (mean international mail!), but I saw it knitted on someone's blog. Cute. And, not just a plain, ordinary sweater. Why it showed up in the summer issue, I don't quite know, but you should have that one, at least, huh?