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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Let Us Pay no Attention..

...to the elephant in the room, shall we? The past week of liesure has been somewhat productive on the fiber-pursuit front at least.

I was able to start and complete a 6-month size baby sweater in Opal sock yarn in a matter of days. Looks a little dark here as it is still drying. Pattern is the Opal baby sweater found here, yarn is Opal Petticoat Cotton and I'm too lazy to find the ball band to tell you what colorway, other than it is yellow and blue.

I also had enough time to dye, spin, ply and set 4oz of corridale for more socks for me. But it may end up being a Christmas stocking for She Who Shall Not be Moved, as it turned out decidedly more christmas-y green than I had planned. Maybe with some red handspun as contrast heel and toe? Could be cute, or I could just be insane now, only time will tell.

I will happily accept any "get the hell out of that womb" vibes anyone cares to send toward my lackadaisical daughter. She will be forefully evicted Tuesday morning if she chooses to remain unmoved. Sigh. I was really hoping to avoid the pitocin this time around. She's got 2 more days to cut mom some slack.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Manise said...

Very cute sweater- maybe she's waiting for a full wardrobe of handknits before coming out. Sending you "womb eviction vibes" in hopes she gets a move on without the use of Pit. Did that with my last 2- one cold turkey without pain meds...that was for the one who also would not be moved at 2+ weeks late.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Adorable sweater, thanks for the pattern link. And I already told you what to try. Get going.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Oh dear, sending you those "get the hell out of that womb" vibes!

Maybe she wants a pair of knitted leggings to go with that cute sweater!

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Holy crap. I've been away from blogs the past couple of weeks, and I would have thought for sure that you would have delivered by now! I imagine that you are positively miserable by now, so I'm sending very strong "get the hell out" vibes. If PumpkinBaby has decided to stay in this long, the least she can do is give you a very short, painless labor. Fingers crossed. I hope the next post we see from you is a baby announcement! Take care.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

I too went 12 days past due date for two births. I decided the doctors lied, I had a tumor not a baby. The best trick I know of for naturally evicting a baby from the womb is some "lovin' attention" from the fella who put her there. So go have some fun! (Is that possible 12 days past due date? It wasn't for me).

8:58 AM  
Blogger J. said...

I was 18 days late... hopefully she comes before Tuesday. Great sweater, good luck.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BABY, COME OUT!!!! Oh, I hated being overdue. Much sympathy for you.

That's a very cute baby sweater. Here's another 'thank you' for the pattern link.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

*sigh*

I guess it's a compliment to you, in a way. Must be nice and cozy in there. ;-)

Good luck! Soon!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Come out, come out, we are all waiting for you...come out to say hello to Mommy.

There I have talked to the baby...it should be here soon :)

2:34 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

Oooooh that lazy little girl! You give your mamma some relief!
Pitocin the second time around isn't as bad as the first time.. the third time.. not so bad either.. the fourth time.. it's nothin'!! hmm did I mention ALL 4 of mine were late. hmmmm.
Well Tuesday is a good day!
Denise

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sending all of my womb eviction vibes. And wishing you a pit-free, pain-less delivery of a healthy baby.

That is a beautiful sweater. Thank you for the link.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Okay here it goes...Baby, baby, bay, stop buggin' yo Momma....come on out of there...woo-woo! Shake that thing!!!

So don't the books say eat lots of spicy food and get a booty call or something like that?? Of course 100 jumping jacks may also work. :)

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Chicken Vindaloo is VERY spicy... Yo Baby, Time's Up! Get the hell OUT!!!

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Doncha just get the sense that this will be the story of her life? Always late, always dawdling, taking her own zen time?

9:42 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Maybe a super spicy Thai feast will get her moving? :)

Love the new sweater!

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Wow, I never thought you'd end up with a December baby. looks like all my psychic powers failed me on this one.

That skein of yarn is looking good, did you spin it on the Kromski?

10:15 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Gorgeous handspun and the sweater is adorable. I hope that your daughter has made her way into the world by this time.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

ooooooh I am hoping that your silence yesterday means some baby action!!! Go Go go!!
Denise

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Hey kid, come on out! It's a nice world out here! You'll like it, for real. Wait 'till you touch your first alpaca -- you'll wonder what you were waiting for.

5:25 PM  
Blogger julia fc said...

We were thinking of you last night. I suspect you've been popped by now. Hope all is well, we await the news.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Adrian said...

I can only assume you've had a baby by now. I hope you're resting nicely and the baby is healthy and gorgeous!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

Yep, I'm sure the baby must be out by this late date! Waiting eagerly for confirmation...

1:56 PM  

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