Thursday, September 18, 2008

For My February Baby

This little sweater goes part of the way toward explaining where I've been all summer, and why there haven't been any foxhunting reports lately. Our first child, a son, is due at the very beginning of February. I couldn't be more excited!

Knitting on this sweater was a way to keep my hands busy and my mind quiet during the tense and sick first trimester, which seemed to last all summer. I seem to finally have gotten the fabled second trimester energy surge, so hopefully there will be more crafting (and email responding-- I've been absolutely terrible about that all summer; sorry friends) on the horizon. I'm disappointed to be missing the hunting season (as I was telling a hunting friend on the phone this morning, there's really nothing like that feeling), but I'm happy to do it to protect my little one.

Anyway, this is Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Sweater on Two Needles (Ravelry link), also known as the February Baby Sweater, from her Knitting Almanac, done up in Rowan Wool Cotton that I had on hand. It was a dream to knit, neither the pattern nor the yarn could have been nicer. I still need to sew on the rest of the buttons, but I can't wait until it helps to keep a little winter-born baby warm in a few months!

6 comments:

RobinE said...

Congratulations! How exciting to have a little one on the way. :) And that is one seriously gorgeous sweater. I think I need one in my size! :)

amandajean said...

congratulations, Louise!!! how very exciting. hope the second trimester is much better than the first. (it usually is.)

kate said...

Congratulations! So, so excited for you...there is just nothing like a sweet little baby. And the sweater is lovely. I wish you an energy-filled second (and third) trimester as you await the arrival of your wee son!

Firefly Nights said...

Although I think I'd rather be foxhunting than pregnant, I wanted to congratulate you. Glad you're feeling better now, too.

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for ya'll. You are gonna be the best mama. Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy and delivery.

AJ said...

Congratulations! Wonderful sweater!