Sunday, November 1, 2009

Long time coming

Well, this blog post has been a long time coming. All sorts of reasons, but chief amongst them has been wips having repeated dunkings in the frog pond, having a sudden desire to make big (for me anyway) projects and most surprisingly of all, managing morning sickness.

Yes, Mr Wriggly will be joined by a sibling sometime in early March. Its been such an enormous surprise. It was a mighty victory for medical technology when Mr Wriggly arrived. So when I felt seedy, bloated and tired I just assumed that middle age was setting in. When the blood test for pregnancy came back positive, I secretly thought I was having some kind of powerful bout of wishful thinking. However ultrasounds and the passage of time have revealed to me that B2 really is floating around soaking up all the extra icecream I've needed to eat.

My Wriggly seems blissfully unaware. Phew. Here is a snap of the bathing beauty, personal styling courtesy of the Knit Widower.


On the knitting front, I seem to have been struck my a longing for cardigans. I forged ahead on Little Birds, but its been resting since I realised its going to be a looooong time before I can fit it around my waist. Still, its looking pretty and is at an interesting stage. Especially now that bloody never ending beaded ribbing is done!

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I've also cast on a Coraline, which will be useful for next winter. Its great swathe of stocking stitch is also proving soothing television knitting. I'm quite looking forward to the construction of this cardigan. I'm loving the built in the icord edging and the knitted hem, but am hoping that that roll and pucker will block out.

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I've never done a knitted yoke before. Anyone got any tips?

7 comments:

Bells said...

Congratulations! It's very exciting for you and I love Mr Wriggly's hair! Yes, get on with all that knitting. I imagine two little people makes it pretty damn hard to get any done!

Rose Red said...

Congratulations! I know what you mean about wishful thinking, I think that's a good way to describe how I felt too.

Love Mr Wriggly's hair - should be like that all the time, don't you think??!!

Donna (Random Knits) said...

Woohoo! Congratulations - a mini Wriggly!

Lara said...

Congratulations!

I've never done a knitted yoke either.

Or parented a toddler while pregnant. More power to you!

Grand Purl Baa said...

A new baby! That is lovely lovely news. I think I'm going to cry. My own son will be 24 in a week and as much as I am in awe of the man he has become, I can't help seeing just a little bit of the little boy. MY little boy.

I wonder if Mrs Rudd thinks of Kevin like that.

Ice cream huh! Good excuse! Wishing you the very best.

Donyale said...

Lovely news Pru - congrats

Grand Purl Baa said...

A very happy Christmas and the best for the new year.

I pop in here now and then to check on you but life must be filling you up, as it is wont to with little'ns.

I hope that your pregnancy goes well for you and that are getting ready with joy.

Cheers
Loani