I wanted to post with an update. I asked Tuesday for positive thoughts/prayers on my pregnancy issues and all that was sent our way really, really helped. I was well taken care of and, with some medication, able to keep at bay the pre-term labor. I know the key component to this success was the waves of support I felt from this amazing community. I have great love and gratitude in my heart for the response my request generated from people I have yet to meet in our world…it is a statement to the caliber of people who knitblog. What a wonderful thing, that the simple act of creating can bring us into contact. I have very positive feelings regarding the progress of this pregnancy and the eventual safe delivery of the beans…knowing there are kind souls out there; mothers, grandmas, sisters, women (and maybe even a man/daddy) pulling for us makes 7 weeks seem like a truly ‘do-able’ task. Once again, thank you from the heart. I do actually have some knitting to show, for the last few days have yielding countless knitting hours.
I did learn some invaluable lessons this past week. 1) Always bring your packed knitting project bag when pre-term labor threatens...it insures you a trip home! (murphy's law). 2) Some meds they give to stop labor make you shake like a crackhead so do some nice easy stockinette at that moment, avoid lace. 3) Keep knitting through it because it really does center and calm. 4) Bedrest ain't that bad when you have other knitbloggers, knit projects, and endless amounts of sites/posts with beautiful inspiring projects to ogle and covet. Baby soakers anyone?
The projects pictured are the LMKG Placket Neck Sweater knit in 100% baby alpaca on 7s and the EZ BSJ in Koigu on 5s. Technically the BSJ is not a FO as it needs some type of edging to clean up its appearance (hence the clever folding). I know not where my stash of crochet hooks has got to so it might be awhile before unfolding. Love the BSJ all over Zimmermania and I think a fuller yarn would suit the pattern better. Hey, I have plenty of time to try another. Once again. Huge thanks for the well wishes. Knit on.