Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I don't believe in curses.

And yet, while Derek and I were TTC and then later when I was pregnant, I avoided knitting baby stuff out of fear of jinxing things. (You know, like the Boyfriend Sweater Curse.) Well, we all know how that turned out, so... now I am knitting baby things, since avoiding doing so clearly does not prevent tragedy. I therefore present to you what I hope will be the first in a series of cheery, bright, colourful baby garments, the Not-So-Super-Natural Stripes cardigan. The colours are a bit reminiscent of Kashmir Knitter's "Clown College" baby cardi, and the finishing (especially the picking up of stitches and the weaving in of the many, many ends) leaves a bit to be desired, but I still like it an awful lot; I am very fond of bright colours on babies. Ravelry details are here. I inadvertently modified the pattern to make four-row instead of six-row stripes, because apparently I can't count. In retrospect, I wish I had made the stripes five rows wide, so that half the ends would have ended up on the other side for weaving in. I would have left out that second white stripe just before the main body colour too; I think the peacock blue would have looked nicer up against the yellow. Ah well, it's still darn cute, IMNSHO!

I actually finished this a week ago, and had I not been so tired on Sunday night, I would have liked to post it in time for Mother's Day. I spent the weekend in Windsor with my mom and my sister, and showed off this here latest FO to them. My mother avoided asking the obvious question of "are you...?" for fear of wounding me if I wasn't... but when the time was right, I announced my happy news: we're expecting again, and I am dearly, dearly hoping it'll be for our little one, due on Christmas. They were delighted for me; my mom told me afterward this weekend was the first time she can remember feeling happy in months. It was a good weekend for me too; I had a nice time with my family, plus I inherited my father's awesome old TV, and a huge pile of CDs. (More on those items in a future post.)

Of course, it is still early days, and I now know all too well that there are no guarantees, especially while I am still in my first trimester. My anxiety level is pretty high; understandably, I really don't want to go through another miscarriage. I don't think I mentioned in that February post, the song that came on the radio in the waiting room at the doctor's office while I was waiting to see my MD:

Yeah, I felt a little bit like the universe was mocking me. Anyway, I sure do hope this pregnancy ends happily. To that end, I humbly ask for your prayers, vibes, good thoughts, crossed fingers, whatever you got!


Blogger Trillian42 said...

Oh, YAY!!!! Sweetie, I am so happy for you, and am sending you so many sticky baby vibes!!!

And you are the second friend of mine in the last week to announce a Christmas due date.

9:20 PM  
OpenID crazyknittinglady said...

Congratulations! I hope all goes well and that the knitting continues to be adorable :)

10:02 PM  
Blogger Marie-France said...


1:05 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations!! Sticky-baby vibes indeed!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous LC said...

buckets of prayers for the three of you!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Linz said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats, and huge hugs!!!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Congratulations to you and DereK!!!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Love and hugs to you and your family, Lisa!
And welcoming thoughts to the wee creature.

6:06 AM  

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