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Between all of Sagan’s baby clothes that Michelle and Alex kindly gave us, the Threadless t-shirt that arrived in the mail from Erin the moment we broke the news and the big packet of onesies, baby pants and “i love grandma” bib that came from mum yesterday, there was really no need for this:

But it was all I could do not to throw those stupid, boring socks aside and cast on for some baby bell bottoms once the first trimester past and my superstition allowed me to start thinking this was all very real.  Then, I had a whole lot of the gorgeous Arequipa that Melina sent left over and decided a matching hat was in order.

It’s my Isolde pattern but with a whole lot more repeats thrown in because either Socks that Rock is way thicker than Arequipa or I was drunk when I wrote that pattern because three repeats was not gonna make a hat to cover a newborn’s cone head.

With that, I think the baby knitting will be put on hold until we know the sex because all of my stashed yarn seems to be pink and / or purple and I’m not up for making any strong statements if it’s a boy.


So, I’ve been a little quiet lately. There are a few reasons for this: I’ve been busy with work, when I’m not at work I’ve been exhausted, and, relatedly, I’ve had a secret that I didn’t want to spill:

This is baby O’Dell at thirteen and a half weeks. And now more than you ever wanted to know about my fetus:

  • I’m due April 25th
  • I had a dud of an obstetrician but today I found the best ob who ever practised.  I heart her.
  • Yes, I do have to drive two hours to the city when I have appointments and when I deliver.  We will cross that bridge when we come huffing to it.
  • I am feeling well now, thanks for asking, but weeks 5-10 were pretty rough.  I had just started work and nausea came right along with me.
  • I do have a slight medical flag related to a clot I developed after our long flight from Japan and I will need to start injecting myself with an anticoagulant but it’s for the health of me and the baby so I really don’t care.  (that much)

That’s all I can think of.  My brain is tired now. Thanks for sharing our news.

Ah! My foots asleep

Ah! My foot's asleep

These poor socks started out as Vilai after they failed to become an original design at my Cookie A class due to my inability to pick out an appropriate stitch pattern.  Vilai proved to be too much for my brain to handle right now so I gave up and made plain socks.  On 2.25 mm. needles.  My eyes would glaze over just thinking about working on them.  I really should have made something simple yet engaging like another pair of Monkeys since it was Cara’s Monkeys that inspired me to order this yarn in the first place (STR in Watermelon Tourmaline).

But!  They’re finished and now it’s on to better and less-coma-inducing things!  I’ll be back real soon.  Promise!

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