Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blossoming

I knew I wanted to knit a special sweater to commemorate Bean's arrival, but I wasn't sure what it should be. In the end, I figured I couldn't go wrong with a February Baby Sweater. I mean, right? Classic, timeless, cute... I'm calling it Blossom.

I'm using Rowan Wool Cotton, and it's knitting up pretty quickly. I finished the yoke and one sleeve. I decided to knit the sleeves in the round- a good move, if I do say so myself. Of course this won't be the only sweater I ever knit for her, but I think it's getting me off to a good start.

Also blossoming...

Bump at 31 weeks (and a crazy shadow!)

I hadn't taken a full-length bump-showin' photo in a while, so just in case you're wondering what 31 weeks looks like, here you go! Yes, I said 31 weeks. Which means 9 weeks (give or take...we all know this is not an exact science) to go. I can't believe it! How did this happen??

16 comments:

Madge said...

Ooh, you're getting closer...two months and you're a mama. Lookin' good.

Heartily approve of that Rowan FBS. Wonderful color.

kat coyle said...

looking good! you'll be glad you took a progress of the bean bump photo. i forgot to take one until the very end when I was ginormous.

love the blossom.

mames said...

you look wonderful, mama! and you are thinking 31 weeks now. but i tell you i am sitting here thinking 24 months???? how did that happen.

cannot wait until may. hugs. :) a

Mouse said...

Wow.. I can't believe its been 31 weeks already! I never made it past 32.. my little guy was too anxious to come out into the world!

marisa said...

You look great!

jillian said...

Your bump and Blossom are both AWESOME! That's a perfect pink - I believe I've made my niece some socks out of that very shade of Wool Cotton :)

Stephany said...

I just learned how to knit on double-pointed needles earlier today. I can't wait to make something!

tiennie said...

You look great! That's such a pretty color for the FBS. :)

MJ said...

Love the second shot--glowing and gorgeous as always. Miss you!

Disentangled said...

yay! such a lovely photo, mama!

mle said...

You look awesome! I can't believe there is so little time left. Very exciting!

Erin said...

Yay! So exciting!

tentenknits said...

look at you and your BUMP!! AHHHH!!! I cannot even! :-) So excited for you - and that sweater is SO Cute!

Cannot wait to talk to you after this weekend!!!!

Mercedes said...

I like your bump. You look so happy! OK, I need some advice. I need to start knitting baby gifts. I've only really knitted basic patterns, squares and triangles. Any suggestions and an easy cute baby knit. How difficult are booties?

Kim said...

You look great! Keep up the good work!

Nonnahs said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Mercedes - Oh, baby knits are so much fun! Booties are quick, and there are tons of patterns online. This pattern (http://sockpixie.blogspot.com/2008/01/solution-to-sock-knitters-dilemma-magic.html) looks really easy (no seaming). I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to soon. :) Also, if you haven't joined Ravelry yet, DO- there are zillions of patterns at all skill levels. Hope this helps!