Knitting for Two


Some people who only know me from the Internet already know my big news, but for those who don’t, I’m finally ready to officially announce that I’m having a baby! I’m due in mid-October, so I’m right at halfway done with the gestating, which has been wonderfully easy so far (except for being tired a lot of the time).

We just found out last week that the little one is a girl, so it’s high time to get that gender-appropriate knitting started. Of course I have way more things I’d like to knit than I’ll possibly have time for (I could have just copied Vickie Howell’s pregnancy announcement and said, “what she said”), and a trip to the yarn store today did not make that list any shorter.

Here’s what I couldn’t live without:

misson-1824 Mission Falls 1824 Wool, a 100 percent merino superwash, which likely will be used for some kind of soaker/diaper cover (we’re going the cloth route)

koigu Koigu Premium Merino, my one concession to the fact that most people think girls ought to be in pink. I think this will probably be a little sweater, but I’m not sure. It just jumped into my arms.

cp-panda-silk Crystal Palace Panda Silk, a bamboo/superwash merino/silk blend that will probably actually be for grownup-sized socks

alpaca-silk and Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, in two colors, for knitting the “Her First Party Dress” (Ravelry link) and the “Matinee Sweater” both from The Expectant Knitter. That’s a great book, by the way, that I want to knit about 10 things out of (and am already knitting a shawl from, that’s the big gray thing I wrote about not too long ago that’ snow about halfway done).

So, knitters, what else should be on my list?

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