Baby Panic…


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I mean… SURPRISE!  My sister’s been pregnant now for, well, about 8 months.  That means that in another month, there will be a baby — and that, my friends, is no surprise.  That’s the way it works.

What is surprising is that I haven’t knit a darn thing for the new baby.  I guess I’ve been figuring that there’s plenty of Mack’s hand-me-downs available — booties and socks, hats and sweaters — and I’ve been resting on the laurels of my previous baby knitting.  Now, all of a sudden, I’m in baby knitting panic mode.  The new baby simply must have something (or two) new, all his or her own.

On the left, Saartje’s BooteesNew (Red) Shoes — started on Thursday night with some Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere from a project frogged a while back.  Teensy tiny and very red.  I love my new red shoes, so why not new baby shoes — "stepping out" into life with style and a little (just a little) splash!

On the right, Araucania Yarns Magallanes.  I have a Baby Surprise Jacket in mind for this — I hope it works.  I’ve never knit one before, I’ve seen some stunners recently, and I have a good reason — Trifecta!

Oh!  That reminds me!  I accompanied Katie to a tattoo place today — she wanted to discuss a project she’s been working on (and will have a full consult on Monday), and I wanted to browse some designs.  I’ve been looking on the ‘net, mulling over ideas, taking suggestions, but not really finding "it."  Today, I think I found the basis for a "tri" design — Celtic in nature, but not "too."  It’s a very simple design that will not only symbolize my three daughters, but also have room for some personalization by them.  I haven’t quite figured that part out yet — I want something of them, by them, for them — something that is them — interlocked with each other, with me, yet separate and unique, and (as we know) individual.  Yeah, still taking suggestions.

4 thoughts on “Baby Panic…

  1. I’m sure whatever you make for the baby will be lovely. 🙂 I can’t wait to see the tattoo you come up with…love the symbolism. 🙂

  2. Aren’t those booties just adorable? I made one for my daughter, but her feet were too big. Are you going to knit any pants? I’m on a mission to make sure every baby has knitted pants, because they’re so adorable.

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