Sunday, 30 March 2008

Baby showers bring May flowers?

Today was SIL's baby shower. She's due on the 26th of April. Oy . . . it was uber boring!

I gifted her child:
The pea pod sweater
Mostly because it didn't work out the way I wanted it to, and I would have noticed every time I put it on Sprout.

The Olive You hat -- even though it was cute . . . I didn't love it. And as I said previously, there are Too Many Hats for this baby!

Are we sensing a theme yet? Wait, there's one more handmade gift I gave her . . . .

The Arabesque Baby Blanket! Why? It was beautiful! I worked so hard it! I hated the cast off!! Now, I never have to look at it again. I don't mind admitting it became a hated FO -- largely due to the acrylic/nylon yarn, but also because of that crappy cast off. In retrospect, I should have used something different. Hindsight and all that.

Showers. Ugh. Why do we even HAVE them? They're dull, they're akward, they're uncomfortable -- and yet every bride, and every pregnant woman hopes they'll rate and someone will throw a shower. Hell, I even said YES! when someone offered to throw me a baby shower. (First Sunday in June!)
We attend grudingly. And yet, when it's our turn, we invite everyone we know. Why? Presents! That, and knowing that the attendees care enough about you to put their plans on hold, and devote an afternoon to showing their love and support for your cause. And that's pretty cool.

I should bring you up to date on the knitting.
Currently on the needles:
Wraplan - linked in previous post. Made with this: Can't get much more gender neutral, now can we?
In light of the pink gifts we've already received, I've started thinking 'Oh God, what if it's a boy?' -- this sweater ensures that our baby will have something handknit to wear, regardless of sex. I still have plenty of pink yarn and darling patterns in mind . . . in case the ultrasound tech's guess was right.

This yarn, purchased on Saturday, will become the Cardigan For Merry. I'm going to work the st st sections at work - mindless enough - and do the fronts and hood at home.

Simultaneously I plan on casting on and working mom's birthday sweater . . . you know . . maybe that's not a great idea. Isn't that how I got myself into 7 WIPs? Okay, this bit needs re-thinking. I want to do this sweater before Sprout's arrival though, because I have the distinct impression that less than a little knitting will be done between July and October. By the way, here's the yarn.

Of course, I still want to do the Eyelet Chemise for myself - in fact, I swatched for it already.
Not enough hours in a day, right? Well . . . I still have one week of vacation booked prior to July . . . I can always hope!

2 comments:

Batty said...

That's just so cute! What a nice, thoughtful gift. I hope you get loads of pictures of baby in knits.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is so amazing, and it looks extremely comfortable for the baby to wear!

Arlene,
East Bremerton florist