Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why mommy why?

«I like my hat but it's a little big on my don't you think?»


Knitting done since having a baby: 1.5 rows on my sock. Yeah, there won't be new FOs on here for a while! :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011



Baby Julien, born on March 9th 2011, after a super quick labor.

For those who like to know these kinds of things: Contractions started at 9am. At 10, they got really intense. We left home at 11:10. We got to the hospital at 11:30 and found out I was already 10 cm dilated and ready to push. I pushed through three contractions and baby was born at 11:56. Crazy fast!

Julien is beautiful and I love him so much. Being a mommy is the most wonderful and most difficult thing I've ever done. Don't expect many posts in the next few weeks, I'm a bit overwhelmed! And no, I didn't finish the socks before giving birth! ;)

Monday, March 07, 2011

No baby but new socks!

Pregnancy status: Overdue! This baby has decided to be fashionably late. My doctor didn't seem to think I'd make it to my next appointment (this Thursday), but I'm starting to think it may happen. Who knows?

Last week, I started a brand new pair of socks and I was wondering how much I'd have time to knit on them before baby got here. Would I turn the heel? Would I finish sock #1? Would I get to the toe of #2?


I actually finished them! I'm sorry I don't have a great picture, I'm not really in the mood for a photo shoot (and bending over to photograph my own feet is not an easy task, let me tell you!).

Pattern: Glynis, by Cookie A
Yarn: Slackford Studio, LLC Stalwart Sock in From Dusk Till Dawn
Needles: US 2 - 2.75 mm needles
Notes: I usually use US 1 needles for socks but I had read comments saying it wasn't a very stretchy pattern so I opted for bigger ones. They fit very well so I think I made the right choice. I also chose to do only eight repeats (instead of nine) on the legs, because I have short legs.

If you ever knit this pattern, don't forget to check the errata.

So I finished the socks yesterday and I cast on this morning for... another pair of Cookie A socks, also from the book Sock Innovation. This time I'm making Eunice, using Knit Picks Essential Tweed in Plum. I guess I'm in a purple phase. I really like the yarn, it's a shame Knit Picks has stopped making their tweed sock yarn!

So, do you all think I'll get to finish these socks before baby gets here?

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sock Fever (and baby fever too)

Pregnancy status: 40 weeks pregnant! From the beginning of this pregnancy, I've thought I would go overdue and it looks like my instinct was right. I am just now starting to get uncomfortable, so it's not too bad. My next appointment is on Thursday and I do hope baby will be here before then, but we'll see. I've loved being pregnant so much, I'm going to miss it when it's over (and I'm not sure there's going to be a baby #2), but I'm sooooo looking forward to meeting my little guy!

This past week, I've been knitting socks! I'm on a sock yarn kick and a sock pattern kick. If I had listened to myself, I would have cast on for a dozen new pairs of socks. But I've only been working on one pattern, Glynis, by the great Cookie A. Love.the.pattern. And I love my yarn even more:


It's Slackford Studio, LLC Stalwart Sock in From Dusk Till Dawn. The colour is lovely and it's delicious to knit with. I have another skein in a grey colourway but I will be ordering more for sure.

I'm currently done with sock #1 and I'm at the heel flap for sock #2. I could have a new pair of socks soon, depending on when baby decides to come.

I've also spent the past week matching the sock yarn I currently own to sock patterns I want to knit (most of them from Cookie's Sock Innovation book). I doubt all the projects will come true, but who knows. I'd sort of like to knit a lot of socks from stash so I could order tons of new sock yarn guilt free. :)