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 Bootees -- New (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.