You know how when you are in your twenties, and everyone you know starts getting engaged? Then you go through the period of attending several weddings a year. Wedding showers galore. The baby boom starts to hit, and all of your friends are having baby showers. One right after the other. And second babies are born, third babies. Your number of friend who are procreating starts to dwindle. You reach a place in your life where you are more likely to be invited to a graduation than a baby shower, or the showers are for kids of your peers.
So I find it sort of bizarre that this year I know 4 pregnant women. It hasn't happened in a long time! One just had her fourth child, a boy. Nicole is pregnant with her second baby, a son. Julie is pregnant with her sixth baby. And my sister-in-law Tracey is having her first, a boy as well. And coincidentally, they are all due right around the same time. It would be extra cool if Julie had a boy as well! (Although she has beautiful daughters!)
Add in the fact that I have been knitting vintage inspired baby items, and you have one 40 something year old girl who has babies on the brain! And I like it. I like that I can enjoy everyone else's bundles of joy and not be jealous that I'm not having one of my own. I am past all of that in this stage of my life.*
Emily inquired as to whether I had ever knit any soakers, so I gave it a try. A fun, quick little project! Look how cute they are!I am totally going to make a ton of them and sell them in my shop! I want to make a bunch of newborn ones as gifts, too. They are just adorable. Love them. Wish I had used them when Em & Ev were babies.
Isn't this fabric scrumptious? I ordered it piece by piece on etsy, until I had enough to make something for my new nephew. Right now I am just enjoying looking at the colors, but soon I will start creating something special just for him.
I am working on another baby sweater, and then I owe the shop 3 more, so I have my work cut out for me! Time to start dyeing some more wool!
*But I am totally free to babysit! You might even find your baby coming home with a new handknit :)
OH p.s.!!! I have the best baby name of all time. Ace. Just listen to it; Ace Johnston. Tell me that name doesn't kick ass. Tracey & Greg want to name him something normal like Max, but I'll bet there are 10 Max's in his class that year! Ace will stand out. Ace is cool. Ace is everyone's friend.