Is there one going on right now?
I feel like everyone is pregnant. A few of my coworkers, a few of my friends, a few of all their friends, some folks on the television, some knitters whose blogs I read–EVERYONE. I even had a dream I was pregnant. I woke up relieved.
I heard an interesting theory that lots of babies are conceived/born during recessions. Times is tough, so let’s just stay in…
Just goes to prove that long-term financial planning seems to be beyond the capabilities of many people or maybe they’d realize that dinner and a movie is probably way cheaper than a child.
IRregardless (use of that “word” both amuses me and makes me cringe), I have quite a few baby gifts to make use of my knitting skills for my first really good friend who is pregnant, including Knitty’s Op Art baby blanker.
But first, I made the Curly Purly Soaker for a friend/coworker who is also pregnant. She’ll happily be using cloth diapers and these wool soakers are made for such a lovely eco-friendly practice.
I intentionally used nontraditional baby colors. As I believe will be appreciated by the receiving mom-to-be.
This is really cute. I’m not a huge baby person, but this is CUTE, for a cute little baby butt.
I used Cascade 220 in Italian Plum and Charcoal Grey, which I hope will make for a chic little baby of either sex (she’s waiting to find out). I used short rows which messed up my stripes…but I don’t think the baby’s life will be ruined. It has a “pleated” waistband made from strategically placed columns of purled stitches. Simple detail, but I really love the effect. The pattern was very clear and simple, and it was a fast one night knit…meaning this will be my baby gift of choice for some time to come.
Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day…a day that might exacerbate this baby boom I think is occuring.