Yesterday might have been the day I gave birth if things had worked out differently. Instead I'm 22 weeks pregnant. I spent some time thinking about it yesterday, but I can't say I feel struck down by the grief any more. How could I? With a constant thumping in my belly I can't go more than five minutes without thinking about the new baby. So much to do, so much to dream about. There are many things to be sad for but much to celebrate as well.
One of those things is NOT these booties. I am disappointed by them. Despite the fabulous bitty booties pattern, and all the wonderful examples other people have made, these just don't do it for me. Time to retreat and regroup. Perhaps I'll try another version, or perhaps I won't.
And I'm thinking of kntting this cardi from Rowan Junior next. The fringing is increadibly frustrating to do (based on my itty bitty sample sqaure), but you know I am a glutton for punishment. But here's my dilemma. The pattern calls for 5x50gm balls of Rowan wool cotton. What I have is 4x50gm balls of Angora mohair 8ply (83 m/91 yards per ball). It's a lovely mix of 50% wool, 25% angora and 25% mohair - soft, fluffy without being hairy and a great shade of red. Of course the yarn is no longer available and I can't find anything with the same mix of fibres. Do I go ahead and hope to god I have enough yarn (based on previous experience I always have left overs), buy another differnt yarn and somehow work in a stripe - perhaps for the fringing? Do I just waste the lovely yarn I have and go out and buy 5 balls of something completely else? Does anyone know the yardage for the Rowan wool cotton? Has anyone knitted this?
And while I was looking for patterns I saw this in the Rowan Babies book. Looks familiar, I thought to myself. Sure enough the fabric on the model's dress is the same fabric I used to make myself a dress a few years ago. Isn't the global market amazing? Truth be told it never really suited me so now I'm planning to cut it up and make something for Amy.