Sunday, February 18, 2007

Where have I been?

Well, let me tell you:
Pattern: Baby Sachiko Kimono Sweater
Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in bone (MC) and sage (CC)
Needles: US #7 Addi Turbos
For: Gleek's little Peanut!
Now, you guys know how I feel about babies. Or maybe you don't. They have always kinda freaked me out. They're so small and fragile-looking, and they drool and spit up, and I just stare at them in wonder and think, "A month ago, there was just my friend and her husband, and now there are THREE of them!!!" and it's REALLY weird, and I can't quite get my head around it. Maybe I never will.
But since my beloved friends have started getting pregnant, I have become obsessed with knitting for them. Making sure everything is "just so." Which leads me to this:
Or these, I guess I should say. The Super-special Spiders Blankies for Baby Gleek and Baby Mebeth.
Since Steph is usually the organizer for our little crew, I decided to take on the responsibility for these blankets and get the whole thing going. Each Spider knit a square for each blankie, and everyone seamed together at top speed, and then I put the backing on yesterday. And wow, did this little endeavor make me appreciate our Steph even more than I already do. :) There is a lot to being the organizer, and she does it with such grace and ease. Steph, you rock.
So, I think the mommies-to-be were happy with their gifts: Today was their shower at Red Bamboo Brooklyn, and it's safe to say that a very good time was had by all. The always-friendly staff kept the mimosas flowing all afternoon (for us non-pregnant girls) and the food was delicious.
A Baby Bog by Veronique and a Log-Cabin Blanket by Katie and Amanda:
Not sure what was just said before this was snapped, but I'd like to know:
The girls:Baby MJ!
Once again, I couldn't imagine a nicer way to spend a Sunday--good company, good food and drinks, and the giving of yummy knitterly gifts--what could be better?